How much curriculum time is given to History and Geography in KS2?
Edwinstree believes that History and Geography have a vital role to plan in supporting our students to read and write well. In order to develop their literacy skills through our subjects we teach one terms worth of Geography and one terms worth of History on a two year rolling program. In total students receive 3 terms of each subject over the key stage. The rationale behind this is that it allows us to teach two lessons of Geography/History a week, inputting the Humanities knowledge in one lesson and supporting students to develop their literacy skills in the next. In our trials with Year 6, we saw the Humanities literacy drive accelerated and supported students writing skills in particular.