Children at John Stainer enjoy a variety of history based topics each year.  We cover the teaching of significant people, events and places from both recent and more distant past.  From History of Toys, Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece to Vikings and World War II, children learn through using different sources of information and investigate the past using dates, historical vocabulary and artefacts.  The curriculum also caters for visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning styles.  Children also explore their creativity through specific design and technology home learning.  This gives them the opportunity to research, design and make their model which will then be showcased in a class exhibition where family and friends are welcome.

We ensure our lessons are engaging by using drama to re-enact events such as the failed invasion by the Persians at the Battle of Marathon.  Learning is enhanced and reinforced by a range of visits and trips which include The Geffrye Museum, The Museum of London, The British Museum and The Horniman Museum.