Geography helps us to explore and understand space and place – recognising the great differences in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes, and environments across the world, and exploring the links between them.

At Porthleven School we aim to offer a high-quality Geography education that has our curriculum drivers of ‘world Citizens’, ‘Resilient Individuals’, ‘Respectful Communicators’ and ‘Healthy Advocates’ at the heart of
everything we do.

The Porthleven Primary School geography provision is designed to develop a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will stay with them long beyond their time at Porthleven.

Through a broad, balanced, and inclusive curriculum, we will ensure the progressive development of geographical concepts, knowledge, and skills; enabling the children to develop a love for geography.

Taking their first steps in EYFS in understanding the world, we prioritise encouraging children’s curiosity of the immediate world around them: Porthleven, it’s physical location and the importance and use assigned to places such as the harbour, places of worship, the surgery, and shops and the roles of people in the community. Having a strong foundation that as humans we assign meaning to ‘Spaces’ and consequently ‘Places’ children are provided with a solid foundation in which to develop their understanding of the higher order concepts such as ‘scale’, ‘interdependence’, ‘physical and human processes’, ‘environmental impact’, ‘cultural awareness and diversity’ and ‘sustainability’.

We aim to provide a curriculum that builds these concepts in a logical progression starting with the familiar and becoming more complex and abstract as our pupils’ expertise and understanding of geography develops.

New Curriculum statement for the teaching and learning of Geography

Geography Sticky Knowledge