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Latin

At All Saints Junior School, we have chosen to teach Latin, a fascinating ancient language that affords our children rich learning opportunities.

Latin is a logical step after phonics, reinforcing the notion of structure and pattern in language. Through the study of Latin, children develop their knowledge of spelling and vocabulary through learning Latin roots of English words and deepen their understanding of grammar.

Latin is the basis for romance languages such as French and Spanish, which the majority of our children go on to study at secondary school, giving our children the foundation needed to confidently tackle modern foreign language learning at Key Stage 3.

Alongside language learning, teaching Latin allows for the study of Roman and Greek civilisations, offering insight into myth and other cultural aspects that form the basis of modern Western culture. The Latin curriculum also links to history, science, English (our texts, as well as spelling and grammar), maths and more.

At the heart of our language curriculum is the aim to inspire our children to develop a love of language learning. We aim to help children grow into curious, confident, and reflective language learners.

You can find a full description of our Latin curriculum intent, implementation and impact in the document at the bottom of this page.