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Are year 5’s Latin studies really making them smarter?

Posted on: 24 Feb 2015 by Weston Green School | Category: Key Stage 2, Year 5

Not long before half term year 5 took part in a very interesting research project being carried out by Swansea University and The Leverhulme Trust. The research project is looking at the impact of Latin on literacy skills and is hoping to measure the progression of pupils throughout the year, and their understanding of vocabulary and etymology. Years 5 and 6 pupils at Weston Green thoroughly enjoy their Latin lessons, and learning about Minimus and the family he lives with at Vindolanda, but it would be great to know that as well as having fun they are enhancing the performance of their brains! Certainly their English and French teachers feel that their Latin studies have an impact on their language skills. A second test will be carried out in the summer and we await the results of the research with interest.

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