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Key Stage 3 Latin

In Year 7 pupils receive two Latin lessons a week.  We use the Cambridge Latin Course, following the tales of a family who lived in Pompeii at the time of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD.  Whilst reading the entertaining tales of Caecilius, a Pompeian business man, his wife, Metella, their son, Quintus, their slaves and their much loved dog Cerberus, pupils will learn basic Latin vocabulary and structures, including the use of the nominative, accusative and dative cases, and the present, imperfect and perfect tenses.

In Year 8 pupils receive two Latin lessons a week.  Following the destruction of Pompeii in the volcanic eruption at the end of CLC I, Book II of the series sees the action move to Roman Britain and then Alexandria.  Pupils discover who survived the tragic catastrophe in Pompeii and learn about the Roman invasion of Britain, with particular reference to King Cogidubnus of Fishbourne Palace, and the cultural hostilities in Roman Alexandria.  New grammar includes the use of the relative pronoun, the genitive case, the infinitive and imperative and the pluperfect tense.