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Geography at Pendle

Subject Leader: Mrs D Mercer

The study of Geography at Pendle enables the children to make sense of, and unravel the mystery of, the fast changing, highly connected, interdependent world in which they live.


Geography is taught as part of the cross- curricular topic themes. Each year children will study three Geography units and three  history units. The units have been planned to allow for continuity and progression of skills whilst covering the National Curriculum within each key stage. 


To ensure that children are engaged with innovative and enjoyable learning there is a local and personalised element to our geography lessons. The children are involved in fieldwork which makes the study of Geography relevant to their lives. Our fieldwork includes studies of the school itself and the surrounding streets, the local stream, the River Ribble, the town centre,  Castle Park, the new housing development by the grammar school and Salthill Quarry.


The children are also challenged to think about 'real world ' issues such as climate change and plastic waste through the use of the Wild Arctic giant circumpolar map and reference to the extreme weather that occurs as a result.Time is given to address things that are happening in the wider world as seen on the News such as earthquakes, hurricanes, typhoons and volcanoes.