As part of the statutory national curriculum children in key stage 2 must study a foreign language - ancient or modern, any of their school's choosing. After a good deal of debate and discussion, culminating in seeking governor's agreement, the school has decided to teach Latin as our language of choice.
Commencing in Spring 2019 we will follow the Minimus scheme.
The strength of our reasoning for this, and the bid we wrote to support it, has earned us grants totalling £1150 for resources and staff training. We are really excited to be supported by "Classics for All" and "The Primary Latin Project".
Please read the detail behind our reasons and our Latin curriculum below by opening the documents we have written.
As a school enhancing children's vocabulary and promoting a love of reading and language is at the heart of everything we do. Latin is a natural "fit" for our vision of preparing our pupils for their secondary transition. The opportunity to discover the building blocks of their and all the other Romance languages (French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese to name the key ones) will equip them to study both English and other foreign languages at greater depth.
The knowledge our children will acquire, not only of the language but the appreciation of a classic civilisation, will bring greater depth to their understanding of the primary curriculum in general.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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