Year 7

Year 7 Latin pupils receive 1 double lesson every two weeks. There are approximately 3 lessons for each topic.

Pupils use the Cambridge Latin Course, Book 1, in class, which has its own website Pupils are recommended to use this website for tasks which might be set out of class, such as revision. No homework is set for Latin in the Autumn and Spring terms.

Autumn Term

  • Introduction to the Roman world/ introduction to Latin word order
  • Daily life and family relationships/ introduction to the idea of an inflected language
  • The town of Pompeii/introduction to 1st, 2nd and 3rd declensions
  • The significance of the Roman forum/introduction to Latin verbs – porto (present tense) and sum (present tense)

Spring Term

  • Roman theatres/ singulars and plurals – including practising our own production
  • Roman slavery/ past tenses
  • Roman ideas about the supernatural/more about past tenses
  • Gladiators/ more on singulars and plurals

Summer Term

  • Roman bath houses/ more on case endings – dative singular and plural (the indirect object)
  • Roman education/ verb endings, especially 1st and 2nd person plurals
  • Roman town politics / forming questions
  • The eruption of Vesuvius/ consolidation on verb and noun endings – nominative, accusative and dative singular and plural; 1st, 2nd and 3rd person singular and plural verbs of the present, imperfect and perfect tenses

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