Abbey Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1JU

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Pilton Infants' School

Learning For Life


At Pilton Infants' School, we teach children about the world around us and its history through a range of exciting topics.  Most recently we have learned about China, Antarctica, Pirates, Space and Castles.

We stimulate the children's curiosity about historical events and link these with practical experiences. We help pupils to question and discuss aspects of history, geography and religious education that may affect their own lives and futures. Below, you can find information about our curriculum and examples of our big ideas and discussions!

During KS1 in history pupils develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. They begin to know where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods. They use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms.



In Geography, pupils develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They begin to understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and use geographical skills, including first-hand observation and map reading skills, to enhance their awareness of where they are in the world.

In R.E pupils develop a knowledge of different religions around the world. We keep links with the local church as you can see from the photos of our latest Church visit below. Our local vicar Nigel, who comes into school to do assemblies, explained the different reasons why Christians visit church. The children then looked for some bible stories in the stained glass windows and looked for all the symbols of the cross around the building.