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"In Faith and Love, We Learn and Grow." 

KS2 Only


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