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Blaby Stokes CE Primary School

Blaby Stokes Primary School


Languages: Latin

Our Languages Curriculum:

  • Embeds the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills necessary to enable children to use and apply their language learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning.
  • Motivates children to practise, apply and build upon previous learning through a wide range of practical and engaging learning opportunities.
  • Provides pupils with opportunities to acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics.
  • Gives pupils a new and broader perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others.

By providing a stimulating and progressive Languages curriculum, which encourages children to think and express themselves creatively, we are preparing all our pupils to be global citizens both now and in their future roles within the global community.  Learning a different language liberates children and enables them to see the world from a different perspective. A high-quality language education fosters pupil's curiosity and their understanding of the world, giving them opportunities to express themselves, their ideas and thoughts in different ways (both in speech and in writing).

Languages in action at BSP

We are teaching Latin in KS2 at Blaby Stokes Primary School.  We know that this will support the work we are doing on morphology and etymology in our spelling lessons and give some context to some of the grammar teaching we are doing.  It will also provide a foundation to most of the modern foreign languages that the children will go on to study in secondary school, wherever they choose to go. We use the Maximum Classics scheme of work and are supported by trainers from Classics4all to deliver it.