Roman Housing

This is the induction unit for Year 7 students. Students will understand the key features of a Roman house and make informed comparisons between a first century and 21st century housing. They will begin to read Latin stories within a cultural context.


By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will: recognise some rooms in a Roman house and will understand how Latin word order differs from English.

Most students will:  read and understand a simple Latin story. 

Some learners will have progressed further and will:  use the web site to cement their understanding of grammar and vocabulary.

Key vocabulary: atrium, cubiculum, peristylium, tablinum, culina, latrina, lararium, impluvium

How to help your child

It would be helpful if parents could look out for Roman or archaeological stories in the news with their children and encourage them to read novels set in the Roman world – eg. Caroline Lawrence, Rosemary Sutcliffe.

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