Latin

Quis?  All pupils in Years 5 and 6 learn Latin.

Quoties?  There is one lesson per week.

Quid?  We use the ‘Minimus’ textbook, which is a wonderful introduction to the Latin language through the eyes of a real Roman family (and their pet cat and mouse!) who lived in a fort on Hadrian’s Wall during the occupation of Britain two thousand years ago. 

Cur?  The study of Latin is a very rewarding experience.  It is the root of all Romance languages, and provides an excellent foundation for learning other languages such as Spanish or Italian.  It also opens a window on the Classical World, which helps pupils understand how Roman civilisation has shaped our own language, culture, heritage and literature. 

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