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Geography is essentially about understanding the world we live in. It helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. At Padiham Primary School our children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. Geography is an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. At Padiham Primary School our intent, when teaching Geography, is to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and people within it; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. The Geography curriculum at Padiham Primary School enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas.

Children investigate a range of places – both in Britain and abroad – to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes. We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area of Padiham so that they can develop of real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special. We also work on developing the children’s ability to apply geographical skills to enable them to confidently communicate their findings and geographical understanding to a range of audiences.

At Padiham Primary School we follow The Lancashire Themed Scheme. The Scheme helps to ensure that the expectations of The National Curriculum 2014 are being delivered consistently throughout school. This allows us to revisit the children's prior learning and help their skills develop and progress throughout their time at Padiham Primary School. Please see our overview below:

Recent Geography Events

Outdoor Learning - 22.9.22


On Thursday, 3/4R were fortunate enough to spend the morning with Alison Cross from The Ernest Cook Trust in our outdoor area. The children completed several exciting outdoor activities. :-)


Outdoor Learning Training

15.9.22 - Miss Rushton and Mrs Breaks attended the 'Outdoor Learning Training Day' hosted by The Pendle Hill HFL Project. It was lovely, informative day at Whitehough Outdoor Centre. Miss Rushton and Mrs Breaks can't wait to share all of the amazing things they learnt with the children and other members of staff. :-) If you haven't heard of the Pendle Hill HFL Project take a look at their website or Facebook page.

What has been happening in Geography at Padiham Primary School?


Recently, our Year 5s and 6s have teamed up with The Ernest Cook Trust Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership Scheme to help develop a local 'Treasure Trail' at Gawthorpe Hall. The children enjoyed visiting another local trail in Barrowford to help them design their own at Gawthorpe Hall. The children are very excited to see the final trail which will be completed in March.


Take a look at the Treasure Trails website below to find out more:



Completed Trail - We finally tried out our very own Treasure Trail.



At Padiham Primary School, we are fortunate enough to have our very own orienteering course. All of the staff recently completed an orienteering training course it was very interesting and informative. We can't wait to take our children outside! 





Towneley Orienteering Competition 9.6.22


Our year 6 children had a fantastic time at Towneley Park where they took part in an orienteering competition. The children worked in pairs to find 22 controls on a map around Towneley gardens. Our children found the controls in the quickest time, with three of our teams gaining 1st, 2nd and 3rd place out of 27 teams. The Pendle Forest Orienteering group were so impressed with our children that they have asked them to attend their club!


Outdoor Learning with The Earnest Cook Trust 15.6.2022


Last week, our Year 3 and 4 children were fortunate enough to work with the amazing Alison Cross from The Earnest Cook Trust.


Firstly, the children drew the human and physical geographical features they could see around our school grounds. 

Next, the children looked at OS maps and learnt all about using keys and creating their own.

The children also learnt about the points on a compass. They had fun using compasses to travel around our school grounds. 

The children all had an amazing time. :-)

Amazing websites to enhance your Geography skills at home.

MapZone is incredible for all different mapping skills.


WWF Conservation


KS2 BBC Bitesize Geography


KS1 BBC Geography






Padiham Primary School

Burnley Road, Padiham, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 8SJ

Tel: 01282 772496