Tweedmouth Community Middle School


Rothbury Trenches Trip

Year 7 and 8's had the opportunity to visit Rothbury's training trenches from WWI. These trenches were used to train young men before they departed for the war effort. Pupils were given the chance to see what it was like to train as a soldier. There was a mock trench, we looked at a soldiers uniform and equipment a soldier would carry. Also we went into the original trenches across the moor.

Holy Island Trip

As part of the humanities curriculum Year 5s enjoyed a field trip to Holy Island. They explored the island learning about the history and looking at the geographical features. The children listened to stories about St Cuthbert. They explored areas of the island looking at human and geography features.

What we are up to in History this term?

  • Year 7 Castle assessment, how castles change
  • Year 8 History, Black Slavery in the USA

We believe that History:

  • Fires pupils curiosity and imagination
  • Inspires them with dilemmas, choices and beliefs of people from in the past
  • Helps them to ask and answer questions of the present by engaging with the past


Tweedmouth pupils will find out about the history of their community, Britain, Europe and the world.

They will develop a chronological overview that enables them to make connections within and across different periods and societies.

History Curriculum 2017– 2018






Year 5

Stone Age to Iron Age


Roman (Social/life)


Study that extends past 1066

WWI Preparation for war

Year 6

Berwick Humanities topic

Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

Study that extends past 1066

Britain since 1948

Year 7

Berwick and the Norman Conquest; society, economy and culture


Medieval medicine 1066-1509


Peasants Revolt, Hundred Years War and the War of the Roses


Year 8

Tudor Berwick  1509-1745

Renaissance and the English Reformation and Counter Reformation (Henry VIII to Mary I)


Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901 - the French Revolution.

Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901 - Britain’s transatlantic slave trade: its effects and its eventual abolition.