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Latin

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Latin Curriculum

Teaching Latin to children not only enhances their grasp of grammar but also nurtures precision in translation tasks. Through Latin, students can discern the interconnection between Latin and English vocabulary, thereby expanding their English language skills. Another primary objective of the curriculum is to cultivate an understanding and appreciation of Roman civilisation's rich culture. Currently, at South Lee Prep School, Latin is being studied by students in Year 7 and Year 8.

Topics covered in the course include:

  1. The town of Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

  2. The Roman household

  3. Dwellings in Pompeii

  4. Everyday life in Pompeii

  5. Roman cuisine

  6. The forum

Key areas of grammar addressed are:

  1. Latin word order (position of the verb)

  2. Nominative and accusative case (first/second/third declension)

  3. Present tense for ego, tu, is/ea (first/second/third conjugation)

  4. Present tense of "esse" (to be) for ego, tu, is/ea

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