Latin as an Honour
This is the title of the materials I have been working on for about three years now. Its approach is revolutionary, involving lots of English-Latin work whilst still based on acquiring reading skills through episodic Latin narratives (Year 6: Romulus and Remus; Year 7: The Trojan War; Year 8: The wanderings and homecoming of Odysseus.) The rationale behind it is stated in the introduction, which is reproduced here.
This year's Year 8 pupils are now in to their third year of these trial materials. You can view some examples of their output via the links below. I shall be adding further samples - bad as well as good - as the year progresses.
Year 6 (first year latinists) samples of work
Year 7 (second year latinists) samples of work
Year 8 (third year latinists) samples of work
This is a super starter kit for understanding how the language is constructed from its component parts. Building up Latin sentences from their basic nuts and bolts has done wonders for our pupils’ grasp of grammar and syntax, markedly improving their Common Entrance Question 3 scores and clearly boosting their comprehension and translation skills. Pupils are ready to move on much sooner and we eagerly await the companion volume for Level 2!
Steve Havelin, Head of Classics, Feltonfleet School
This revolutionary course introduces Latin in the best possible way – it inspires, excites, and enables pupils to compose and read Latin with confidence and accuracy.
John Marriott, Head of Classics, Windlesham House School