Year 8 — Classics

Term 1: Stage 9, Book 1 of CLC

Stage 9, Book 1 of CLC.

The stories that we study in Stage 9 take place in the public baths. Pupils explore the different rooms that comprised the public baths and their functions. In stage 9, we study the dative case as a first attempt to approach more complex sentence structures in Latin.

Assessment on Grammar features, stages I – IX and cultural background, Stage IX.

cenat

dines

ingens

huge

facit

makes

narrat

tells

mortuus

dead

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

The students develop their language skills in relation to the dative case and their evaluative extended writing skills.

Create a supportive community:

The students develop their understanding of entertainment in other cultures.

Term 2: Stage 10, Book 1 of CLC

Stage 10, Book 1 of CLC.

This term we learn about the Roman education system, its nature, origin and purpose. The linguistic content of this unit includes different ways to ask questions in Latin and more complex sentence structures.

Assessment on Grammar features, stages IV - X and cultural background, Stage X.

habitat

lives

abit

goes away

imperium

empire

pax

peace

liber

book

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

The students develop their skills in analysing provenance in sources.

Create a supportive community:

The students develop their understanding of education in other cultures and the importance of education for a country's progress.

Term 3: Stage 11, Book 1 of the CLC

Stage 11, Book 1 of the CLC.

Before attempting to study any new language content, there is detailed revision of the grammar features studied in book 1. In stage 11, we learn about Pompeian politics and rivalry between factions. We also complete the remaining present tenses and study 1 and 2 person plural comparatives.

Students' classwork and homework will be assessed by teachers and students given feedback on their work.

pugna

fight

nunc

now

placet

it pleases

senator

politician

noster

our

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

The students develop their cause and consequence essay skills.

Create a supportive community:

The students develop their understanding of the different political systems in the ancient world and the impact they had on the political systems of today.

Term 4: Stage 12, Book 1 of the CLC

Stage 12, Book 1 of the CLC.

The concluding unit of book 1 is dedicated to the dramatic events that unfolded in Pompeii in 79 A.D, with the eruption of Vesuvius and the destruction of the city. By exploring the passages found in stage 12, the pupils find out what happened to the characters that have accompanied them in Book 1.

Assessment on Grammar features, stages VII - XII and cultural background, Stage XII.

fortiter

bravely

iam

now

mittit

sends

terra

ground

flamma

flame

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

The students develop their extended writing skills with a focus on the second-order concept of 'significance'.

Create a supportive community:

The students develop their understanding of natural disasters and the consequences of them to society, both in the ancient world and now.

Term 5: Stage 13, Book II of the CLC

Stage 13, Book II of the CLC.

In year 8 pupils also study aspects of the Roman rule in Britain. The language content of stages 13 and 14 includes infinitives after possum, volo-que, possum, volo, nolo, perfect and imperfect revision as well as vocabulary learning Britain.

Assessment on Grammar features, stages VIII - XIII and cultural background, Stage XIII.

nolo

I do not want

vita

life

fessus

tired

altar

the other

nullus

not any, no

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

The students improve and develop their understanding of the perfect and imperfect tense and how to conjugate the verbs.

Create a supportive community:

The students develop their understanding of the concept of colonialism and the significance of it on native populations.

Term 6: Stage 14, Book II of the CLC

Stage 14, Book II of the CLC.

In stage 14, pupils learn about agreement of adjectives tabulation of imperatives impersonal verbs. In terms of background culture, the first two stages of Book II are about farming, slavery and life in Roman Britain.

: End of Year assessment on Grammar features, stages V- XIV and cultural background, Stages, IX – XIV.

rex

King

deus

god

domina

mistress

apud

among

maritus

husband

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

The students develop their understanding of conjugating verbs and their evaluation skills when writing extending pieces of written work.

Create a supportive community:

The students develop their understanding of different cultures' economic and social systems and the influence that Rome's society has on Western society today.