Year 7 — Classics

Term 1: Stages I and II of Book I of the Cambridge Latin Course: Caecilius, In villa

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

canis

dog

coquus

kitchen

est

is

filius

son

hortus

garden

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

The students learn basic latin grammar and develop their extended writing skills.

Create a supportive community:

The students learn about different cultures' family structures and Roman family values.

Term 2: Stages III and IV of Book I of the Cambridge Latin Course: Negotium, In foro

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

amicus

friend

ancilla

slave-girl

cena

dinner

cibus

food

dominus

master

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

The students develop their Latin sentence structure and extended writing skills.

Create a supportive community:

The students develop their understanding of the diverse economies of the ancient world.

Term 3: Stage V of Book I of the Cambridge Latin Course: In theatro

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.

ad

to

bibit

drinking

circumspectat

looks around

clamat

shouts

ecce

look

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

The students develop their understanding of the plural form of nouns and their evaluation skills in extended writing.

Create a supportive community:

The students learn about different a different culture's approach to entertainment and compare it that of modern Britain's entertainment.

Term 4: Stage VI of Book I of the Cambridge Latin Course: Felix

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.

agit

does

anulus

ring

coquit

cooks

cur

why

ego

I

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

The students develop their analysis of ancient Roman source material.

Create a supportive community:

The students develop their understanding of the theme of slavery and the impact of slavery on the people involved and their communities.

Term 5: Stages VI cont’d and VII of Book I of the Cambridge Latin Course: Felix, Cena

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.

adest

is here

adsunt

are here

agricola

farmer

ambulat

farmer

audit

hears

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

The students develop their skills to conjugate verbs into the imperfect and perfect tense.

Create a supportive community:

The students are taught the origin of contemporary languages and how this is a binding element of Europe communities.

Term 6: Stage VIII of Book I of the Cambridge Latin Course: Gladiatores

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.

abest

is out

parvus

small

res

thing

superat

overpowers

tum

then

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

The student develop their understanding of the nominative and accusative cases.

Create a supportive community:

The students develop their understanding of cruel and unusual punishment and brutual entertainment.