KS2 Languages - Latin
At Westcliff Primary Academy, we believe that the learning of an ancient language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for pupils. Pupils develop communication and general English skills that lay the foundation for future language learning. They develop linguistic competence, extend their knowledge of how language works, find out where our English language comes from and explore differences and similarities between them. Learning another language raises awareness of our multi-lingual and multi-cultural world, and introduces an international dimension to pupil’s learning.
The learning of an ancient language provides a medium for cross-curricular links and for reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding developed in other subjects. Latin also provides a platform to study Modern Foreign Languages such as Spanish, French and Italian.