Stages I and II of Book I of the Cambridge Latin Course: Caecilius, In villa
In the first stage, pupils are introduced to the members of the Pompeian family that they will be following throughout the book. They learn about the position of the town of Pompeii in the Roman Empire, the houses, daily life and food. They also become familiar with basic Latin sentence structure and they are taught how to conjugate verbs in the present tense.
Assessment on Grammar features and cultural background, Stages I and II
The students learn basic latin grammar and develop their extended writing skills.
The students learn about different cultures' family structures and Roman family values.
Stages III and IV of Book I of the Cambridge Latin Course: Negotium, In foro
Stages III and IV are rich in language content. We focus on vocabulary learning and nominative of nouns, declensions 1, 2 and 3. Pupils also attempt to form sentences using first and second person of the present tense. In terms of cultural background, we learn about the importance of the forum as the heart of commercial, administrative and religious life of Pompeii.
Assessment on Grammar features, stages I - IV and cultural background, stages III
The students develop their Latin sentence structure and extended writing skills.
The students develop their understanding of the diverse economies of the ancient world.
Stage V of Book I of the Cambridge Latin Course: In theatro
The focus of this term is the theatre and how important it was in ancient societies. Pupils are becoming familiar with more complex sentence structures; they study the plural form of nouns in all 3 declensions as well as the plural form of verbs in the present tense.
Students' classwork and homework will be assessed by teachers and students given feedback on their work.
The students develop their understanding of the plural form of nouns and their evaluation skills in extended writing.
The students learn about different a different culture's approach to entertainment and compare it that of modern Britain's entertainment.
Stage VI of Book I of the Cambridge Latin Course: Felix
In Stage VI, pupils explore the concept of slavery in the ancient world from a comparative perspective. They study the life of a slave, types of slaves and the circumstances under which he could become a freedman.
Assessment on Grammar features, stages I – VI and cultural background, stage VI.
The students develop their analysis of ancient Roman source material.
The students develop their understanding of the theme of slavery and the impact of slavery on the people involved and their communities.
Stages VI cont’d and VII of Book I of the Cambridge Latin Course: Felix, Cena
Stage VI contains important language features. Pupils study the suffixes of the perfect and imperfect tense. More able pupils are encouraged to apply their understanding of the two tenses when translating passages from Latin into English.
Assessment on Grammar features, stages I – VII and cultural background, stage VII.
The students develop their skills to conjugate verbs into the imperfect and perfect tense.
The students are taught the origin of contemporary languages and how this is a binding element of Europe communities.
Stage VIII of Book I of the Cambridge Latin Course: Gladiatores
In stage VIII, pupils conclude their study of nominative and accusative case by studying the plural form of nouns in these two cases. They also learn about gladiatorial shows as one of the most renowned features of the Roman world.
End of Year assessment on Grammar and cultural background, Stages I – VIII.
The student develop their understanding of the nominative and accusative cases.
The students develop their understanding of cruel and unusual punishment and brutual entertainment.