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KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 7 Classics
Term 1Stages 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: Assessment on Grammar features and cultural background, Stages I and IIKey Words and Terms
 
Term 2Stages 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: Assessment on Grammar features, stages I - IV and cultural background, stages III Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Stage 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.
Assessment: Assessment on Grammar features, stages I – V and cultural background, stage V only. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Stage 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: Assessment on Grammar features, stages I – VI and cultural background, stage VI.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Stages 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: Assessment on Grammar features, stages I – VII and cultural background, stage VII. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Stage 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.
Assessment: End of Year assessment on Grammar and cultural background, Stages I – VIII. Key Words and Terms
 

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