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Latin

We are really excited to be learning Latin as part of our curriculum offer at St Peter's. We teach Latin in order to enable pupils to make substantial progress in learning one language during their primary school education. This language learning will lay the foundations for further foreign language study at key stage 3; Italian, French and Spanish are all direct descendants of Latin. As pupils study the language, they will be taught connections between Latin and English grammar and vocabulary. This explicit teaching will reinforce children’s knowledge of phonology, grammatical structures and vocabulary. This teaching, alongside our explicit vocabulary teaching, will help pupils to develop greater ‘word consciousness’ and support them to better use and understand language in other subjects such as science.