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

We want to stimulate children’s natural curiosity through our knowledge-based curriculum and encourage each and every child in our care to develop a passion and a love of language, where they are not only able to learn a new language, but also gain a better understanding of their own.

Teaching our chosen ancient language, Latin, and using the literacy-rich approach provided by Maximum Classics, we seek to encourage all our children to be confident, critical thinkers who are reflective about the development of languages and how Latin has influenced and impacted the way we read, write and speak today.

We aim to guide all our children towards becoming compassionate, responsible individuals, who respect and celebrate our cultural and linguistic heritage and have the foundations needed to confidently tackle the challenge of learning modern foreign languages at KS3.

Our Latin curriculum has been designed to ensure every child: 

  • Has a linguistic foundation for reading comprehension and an appreciation of classical civilisation.
  • Can understand and respond to written language from a variety of authentic sources.
  • Can take part in simple oral exchanges and discuss what they read.
  • Can write at varying length, using the variety of grammatical elements that they have learnt.
  • Discovers and develops an appreciation for Latin and language learning.
  • Has the opportunity to study Roman and Greek civilisations, offering insight into myth and other cultural aspects that form the basis of modern Western culture
  • Has opportunities to explore local Roman history through our pledge.
  • Is able to deepen their linguistic and cultural understanding across our wider, synergistic curriculum.

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