Year 6 pupils follow the Minimus scheme during their Latin lessons. Through the analytical study of Latin, pupils learn the mechanics of the language as well as the many transferable skills that can be applied to other languages. It really helps with pupils’ logical and analytical thinking, bringing broader benefits to other subjects such as coding or mathematics.
They also discover the study of etymology, improving their use of English and learning how Western European languages have evolved. However, as well as studying the language, we learn about the Roman Empire and Roman Britain through the life of a family. History enthusiasts enjoy discovering their daily life, customs and the myths and literature they believed in. Latin is an extraordinarily enriching subject!