Diss Infant Academy and Nursery

Diss Infant
Academy and Nursery


We provide pupils the opportunity to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.  It will inspire pupils’ curiosity to learn more about the past.  Teaching will equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.  History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.


History is taught through carefully planned topics including local history for each year group. We encourage visitors into school to help bring the history we are studying to life, talking about their own experiences and sharing artefacts. In addition, we visit sites of historical importance, where children gain a greater understanding of how the events in the past have influenced our lives today.


We instill and encourage pupils to have a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Teaching will equip pupils with knowledge about places, people and resources including natural and human environments.  

Geography is taught through different age appropriate topics where pupils will be taught subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography.  They will discover more about their locality, and are involved in fieldwork investigations around the school and local area.They will learn the skills of how to use a compass, maps, atlases and globes and understand and apply directional language.