"In Faith and Love, We Learn and Grow."
Our intent for Latin comes from the National Curriculum purpose and aims. Our Latin curriculum will provide a linguistic foundation for reading comprehension and an appreciation of classical civilisation.
It is our intent that children:
- explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
- speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
- read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
- appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
- broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
- write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
- describe people, places, things and actions in writing
- understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.
Latin is allocated 40 minutes of curriculum time per week. It is allocated 24 hours of curriculum time annually*
Latin planning for KS2 is based-upon by the Minimus scheme of work. Minimus is a unique Latin course for younger children.
It's based on a real family who lived at Vindolanda in 100AD and it is designed to be taught by non-specialists.
Minimus was designed for children aged 7-10 and was published in 1997.
The external curriculum has been enhanced by:
- Quality staff training provided by the Primary Latin Project.
- Support from the Primary Latin project with resources to run the Minimus programme.
We assess the impact of our curriculum intent and implementation by:
- Pupil book study
- Pupil voice
- Self, peer or teacher assessment against success criteria in each lesson