Pupils at Key Stage 2 must study a foreign language, but this can include Latin or ancient Greek, not just modern languages. Latin is the root of the Romance languages and provides a great foundation for the later study of French or Spanish.
Latin also supports English literacy across the curriculum by enhancing grammatical understanding and insight into the origins of words, spelling and the meaning of prefixes and suffixes.
Latin dovetails with other areas of the curriculum, such as KS2 History and the study of Roman Britain.
Most importantly Primary Latin is fun and accessible to all.
We offer FREE training for primary teachers/assistants to learn to teach either the Minimus course or Maximum Classics - no previous Latin knowledge is required.
We are running a free taster day "Exploring Primary Classics" in Liverpool on Friday 8th March 2019. For further information please click here.
Classics has something for everyone and all abilities at Secondary School.
Latin can be taught in all key stages and exams are available at GCSE and A Level, as well as an entry level Latin qualification. Both Latin and Ancient Greek meet the language requirement for the English Baccalaureate.
Classics and ancient history stimulate interests in many fields of human endeavour and can be taken up at any level. Find out how you could include it in your existing curriculum.
The Hub is working with Liverpool University Schools Classics Project and Classics for All to help schools introduce and support Classics in state schools. We can train and support existing teachers or provide staff to teach lessons or clubs for you.
Uniquely, we also organize an Ancient Greek Academy, run jointly with the University of Liverpool. This enables any secondary school pupil in the area to attend the classes, held at a local school on term time Saturday mornings and learn Ancient Greek from beginners to GCSE. The course is entirely free for state school pupils. We are also happy to run Greek taster sessions for schools.
“I love that the course lets me see the origins of languages around me, and has given me more language learning experience in preparation for university.” Aimee, Archbishop Blanch School
“I wanted to learn Greek in order to challenge myself, but also in order to enrich my understanding of other subjects. I have not been disappointed! “ Eira