Ward Jackson Church of England Primary School

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Latin and Classics

Subject Leader: Miss Petch

 Languages skills are continually developed from the earliest stages of a child's life. Essential language skills include:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Pronunciation
  • Descriptions
  • Appreciation
  • Presenting and performing

Why are we teaching Latin?

Please refer to the ' Rationale for teaching Latin at Ward Jackson Church of England Primary School' document below to find out how learning latin enriches, and is embedded in, the schema of our curriculum. 

Places to go and things to see for parents and children ...

Listed below are some great family days out which will enable your children to apply and develop their linguistic skills. We hope you enjoy these days out as much as we do!

  1. Vindolanda Roman Fort, Hexam A Roman fort and museum filled with Roman atefacts including letters for the children to read and translate. Stunning gardens. An exciting fort for children of all ages to recreate battles and get a good feel for Roman life. Ideal for KS2 children. 



2. Arbeia Roman fort, South Shields



3. Segedunum, Tyneside



4. Hadrian's Wall - Northumberland 


Choose from a range of stunning walks with lots of exciting things to see along the way!


5. Eboracum, York


York city is steeped in Roman and Viking history. Take a look at the city walls, visit the Jorvic Viking Centre and DIG while you are there too. You could even do a spot of shopping. This is a great day out for children of all ages.