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A Glimpse into Latin at Weston Green School

Posted: 4th January 2023

Overview

At Weston Green School, we are proud to include Latin as a key part of the curriculum. Research has consistently shown that learning Latin provides children with strong foundations for other subjects and results in higher academic achievements across various curriculum areas. The benefits of studying Latin extend beyond language acquisition; it enhances verbal, analytical, and problem-solving skills, which are crucial for success in computing, maths, and information technology.

Benefits of Latin

By learning Latin, children at Weston Green gain a deeper understanding of the roots of many modern languages, particularly those derived from Latin, such as French, Spanish, and Italian. This foundational knowledge significantly improves their grasp of English grammar and syntax, thus extending their literacy skills and expanding their vocabulary. The skills acquired through Latin studies are also particularly useful in science, where a strong command of terminology and precise language is essential.

Moreover, Latin provides students with valuable exposure to ancient history and the Classics. This not only enriches their understanding of historical contexts but also cultivates an appreciation for classical literature, philosophy, and cultural heritage. Engaging with the works of ancient Roman authors and thinkers encourages critical thinking and a broader perspective on contemporary issues.

Enhancing the curriculum

At Weston Green School, we believe that the inclusion of Latin in our curriculum not only enhances academic performance but also fosters a well-rounded education. Our children develop a robust intellectual foundation that supports their learning in multiple disciplines, preparing them for future academic challenges and successes. The study of Latin is an integral part of our commitment to providing a comprehensive and enriching educational experience for all our pupils.

Hear from the children

In this video, hear some of our children explain the ways in which they learn Latin at our school and discuss the benefits it has provided them.