In school pupils in Key Stage 2 learn the Ancient Foreign Language - Latin
The aim of Ancient Foreign Language teaching at Maryvale, is to prepare all children to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. By allowing children to freely become global citizens.
Through the study of the historical Latin language and the use of the Maximum Classics Scheme, children will develop a foundation for learning modern foreign language and the English language – making connections between Latin and English grammar and vocabulary. Therefore, children will also gain a deeper sense of cultural knowledge of where many sayings and words derive from. This will enable our children to achieve a good linguistic foundation for all future language learning when in KS3.
Reading (Roman Myth & Legend)
Cross Curricular links
Unit 1: The origins of Language.
‘If an ancient language is chosen the focus will be to provide a linguistic foundation for reading comprehension and appreciation of ancient civilisation’
History / Reading
To know the origins of root words in English.
To know what classical cultures are still prevalent in today’s era.
To make comparisons between word order and word endings.
Unit 2: Present tense Verbs
‘Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied including key features and patterns of language.’
Orpheus and Eurydice By Carole Henaff
Grammar / Reading / Writing / History
To read write and speak a variety of different verbs.
To describe a mythical creature using appropriate verb choices.
To read and write a basic story using prior knowledge of verbs.
Unit 3: Verbs and Adverbs
‘Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.’
‘Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material.’
King Midas By Damian Harvey
Grammar / Reading / Writing
To recap previous learning of verbs.
To understand the role of adverbs in English and Latin.
The aim of the Ancient Foreign Language Curriculum is to provide all children, regardless of their needs and abilities, with the opportunity to achieve their full potential; fully reflecting on the school’s ethos.