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Catholic Primary School

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In school pupils in Key Stage 2 learn the Ancient Foreign Language - Latin

Intent

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.

 

Implementation

 

Topics covered

NC link

Reading (Roman Myth & Legend)

Cross Curricular links

Vocabulary

Outcomes

Autumn
Term

 

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’

Boudicca
By Richard Brassey

 

 

History / Reading

History

Timeline

Linguistic Inheritance
Origin

Indigenous
Roots

Culture

Translation

 

 

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.

Spring Term

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

Present

Verb

Tense

Orientation

Endings

Myths

Gods

 

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.

Summer Term

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

Adverb

Orientation

Sentence
Building

Adjectives

Verbs

Derive

To recap previous learning of verbs.

 

To understand the role of adverbs in English and Latin.

 

 

 

 

SEND

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.
By developing language and understanding the origin of the English Vocabulary, pupils are given a broader insight into how the English language has been shaped and adapted throughout history.
By revisiting different word classes in a range of new ways children, who often struggle with work, can gain an insight into where many popular languages come from. This method of pre-tutoring will give them fundamental knowledge for when they are given a chosen language in Secondary School.

 

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