We are extremely proud to announce that we have been awarded a Gold Quality mark for history! This is an award that recognises the excellence of history provision in our school. The Quality Mark assesses and values the history provision of the teaching in school and the quality of what is being offered to our young people. The inspection report recognised many positive qualities at Hob Hill and stated that, 'history is taught extremely well with excellent questioning and highly-motivated children'.

History Vision


The study of history at Hob Hill Primary School has been developed with our school motto of ‘Flourish and Achieve as Unique Creations of God’ as its guiding principle. It allows pupils to develop a sense of identity as they come to understand their place in the story of human development. As a school, we recognise that engaging children in investigating questions about people and the events in the past helps them to better understand their lives today, the contested nature of knowledge and prepares them for the future as more informed citizens. Engaging our pupils with a relevant, exciting and challenging history curriculum, which inspires curiosity and is appropriate for preparing them for an adult life in the 21st century is essential since it:

  • Helps them understand the complexity of people's lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as some of the challenges of their own time.
  • Develops skills of critical thinking, including making informed judgements rather than merely accepting what they are told.
  • Supports them to appreciate that all knowledge is socially constructed and its objectivity and reliability is therefore open to critique through the asking of questions, weighing evidence, sifting arguments and developing perspective and judgement.
  • Enables pupils to understand core concepts such as cause and consequence, similarity and difference, continuity and change, significance, chronology, diversity, interconnectivity and validity, which have broad relevance and significance in the modern word.   

Supporting Documents


  History symbol Curriculum Statement for History                                History Pathway Cycle 2

     Quality First Teaching Approaches and SEND         Medium Term Plan Cycle 2

      History Pathway Cycle 1                                            Key Concepts (both cycles)

      Medium Term Plan Cycle 1                                             EYFS



        Skills Overview KS1                                                  Progression of Skills

             Skills Overview LKS2                                                  Timeline Progression

             Skills Overview UKS2


Learning Organisers Cycle 1

 Year 1 and 2 The Great Fire of London       Year 1 and 2 Rugeley: Then and Now   Year 1 and 2 Florence & Mary                    

Year 3 and 4 The Romans                              Year 3 and 4 The Anglo Saxons              Year 3 and 4 Brereton             

Year 5 and 6 Vikings                                    Year 5 and 6 The Windrush                       Year 5 and 6 Crime & Punishment



Learning Organisers Cycle 2

  Year 1 and 2 Toys                                     Year 1 and 2 Rosa Parks and Emily Davison     Year 1 and 2 The Seaside

  Year 3 and 4 Stone Age to Iron Age      Year 3 and 4 Ancient Egyptians                           Year 3 and 4 Ancient Civilizations 

 Year 5 and 6 Ancient Greece                  Year 5 and 6 Early Islamic Civilizations                Year 5 and 6 World War II




History in Action Cycle 1




Winners of Hob Hill History Award

Click on the pictures for a closer look

Last years winners! 

2021 Winners!

Winners of the History Association Writing Competition

Congratulations to Amy and Hollie (Year 5) and Finlay, Lucy and Sunny (Year 6) for winning the History Association writing competition. 

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Hob Hill Museum

History in Action Cycle 2

History in Early Years

  Writing about the          Threading poppies.           Making a poppy.           Ordering a timeline of human growth.              What will I be in the future?


Year 5 and 6 visit Cannock Chase Museum (WWII workshop)

Year 4 and 6 Visit Lichfield Cathedral - we have learnt a lot about its history!