Term One: Tuesday 2 September-Friday 19 December 2014


Topics to cover – concepts – skills

Assignments, tests, exams, activities









Week 1


Introduction. What is Latin? Why Latin? First two lessons totally in Latin quid est nomen tibi? mihi nomen est  ..... salve magister! salvete discipuli! ita vero. tibi gratias ago. mihi placet. Latin pronunciation.

 6/9 Homework: Find Latin expressions still used in English  e.g. ad hoc, c.v. etc.

Week 2


Stage 1 'Caecilius'. More on the model sentences. Idea of subject and main verb. Mention too word order. Translate Cerberus together. Used too the work book for extra exercises.


Revise vocabulary on p.6

Week 3


Stage 1 cont.

About the Language (p.7). Do exercises 'Practising the Language' (p. 7) 1 and 2 in class.

Caeilius, Metella and their family.

Roman houses: powerpoint presentation and question sheet for students.






Homework: Students prepare an advert for a Roman town house, pointing out all its desirable features and using Latin terminology.



Week 4


Stage 2 In villa. model sentences. Notion of subject, object, verb. Using terms nominative and accusative. Translate mercator and in triclinio together in class (p. 20). Start Practising the Language p. 22.


Finish Practising the Language p. 22 ex. 1 and 2.

Week 5


Stage 2 cont.

Discussion about daily life. Types of Roman food. Show the students different types of recipe.




Two part homework on Roman food.

1. Compose an invite to a Roman dinner. Include a brief menu with the gustatioprima mensa and secunda mensa. Don't forget to say what kinds of entertainment will be on offer! Here is the lesson handout.

2. Create a Roman dish! Here is the lesson handout and here are some weblinks to help you:

In Trier (Germany), the restaurant Zum Domstein offers 'real' Roman food. Its just two hours away - get your parents to take you!

Week 6


 Roman Food Day

Stage 3: negotium. Talk about different types of business as a precursor to the stage. Translate together in foro.

Translate individually pictor. Begin tonsor.


Practising the Language 1 & 2, p. 33. 

Week 7


Finish tonsor and translate venalicius. Go through the different nominatives and accusatives of each declension. Talk about declensions and what that means.

The Town of Pompeii. Presentation and discussion.

 17/10  Background questions on the town of Pompeii

Week 8


20/21 Finish discussion of Pompeii.

22-24 October:

2nd Year Sorties Pedagogiques 


22-24 October:

2nd Year Sorties Pedagogiques 

All Saints Holiday


No Classes – All Saints Holiday


 No Classes – All Saints Holiday

Week 9

3/11 Journée Pedagogique; 4/11-7/11)

Recap. nouns: declensions, cases (nominative and accusative)

Begin Stage 4: in foro. Go over introductory sentences. 1, 2, 3 singular forms (-o/m, -s, -t) and introduce 1, 2, 3, plural (-mus, -tis, -nt) form. 

Translate Hermogenes (p.43) individually and at own pace. Go over Hermogenes and self-correct.

 7/11 Revision for test on first THREE stages (i.e. nouns, declensions, cases (nominatives, accusatives), vocabulary, and background material on Pompeii.

Week 10


Test stages 1-3.

Correct and go over test.


Free week!

Week 11


Stage 4 continued:

About the Language p. 45.

Practising the Language p.46.

The Roman forum presentation and questions from Omnibus workbook.

 21/11 Finish worksheet on the Roman forum and its activities.

Week 12


 Stage 5: in theatro

Discussion of importance of theatre in class, use of masks based on p. 53.

Introductory sentences: plural forms of nouns and verbs. 

 28/11  Practising the Language 1 and 2 (p 63)

 Week 13


actores in class. Begin preparation of Poppaea in groups, read in Latin and then translate. Perform play in class.

Practising the Language 3: individually in class and self-correct.

The Roman Theatre. Discussion of main features, the two theatres in Pompeii (the 'big' theatre and the Odeon), theatre activities, tragedy and comedy, Plautus and Terence.

Draw a picture of a theatre and label it in class.


Practising the Language 1 and 2 (p 63)

Week 14


Begin Stage 6: Felix.

Discussion of picture and what it shows. Introduciton of notion of slavery and manumission.

Introductory sentences. Discussion of differences imperfect and perfect tenses.

Translate pugna and Felix (p. 72) in pairs. Go over passages and self-correct.

Revise form of imperfect: (present stem + ba + personal endings -m, -s, -t, -mus, -tis, -nt)

 12/12 Practising the Language 1 (pp. 76-77)

avarus 'the miser'

Week 15


Stage 6 continued: 

Introduction to perfect tense (3rd person singular and plural)

Recap. imperfect and perfect. Go over homework.

Felix et fur (p. 73); Practising the Language no. 2 (p. 77)



Term Two: 7 January 2014-27 March 2015


Topics to cover – concepts – skills

Assignments, tests, exams, activities









Week 1


Finish Stage 6:

Discussion in-class about slavery, manumission, and freedmen. CLC pp.78-79)


 Finish Slavery handout

Week 2


Begin CLC Stage 7: Cena. Model sentences. About the Language 1 (p. 87). 

fabula mirabilis (p. 86). Create a comic strip (bande dessinée) of at least 6 frames based on the story.

16/1  Finish comic Strip based on fabula mirabilis

Week 3


 CLC Stage 7: Read and translate Decens together.


Explain the lack of subject and use of verbs.



H/W Practising the Language p. 92. Nos 1 & 2.

Week 4


Translate Metella et Melissa (p. 91)

More on the Perfect Tense (p. 90)


 Translate Post Cenam

Week 5


More on the Perfect Tense (p. 90) and exercise.

Begin Roman Beliefs about LIfe after Death. Background, discussion and questions


 6/2  Questions on Roman religion and burial

Week 6


Finish questions on Roman beliefs about life after death.

Roman Mysteries.




CARNIVAL - No Classes





Week 7


Begin Stage 8: gladiatores. Go over opening picture. Types of gladiator; amphitheatre v. theatre.

Opening sentences (pp. 98-99). Consider forms of plural that are introduced.

Begin gladiatores (p. 100).

H/W  Finish gladiatores (p. 100)

Week 8


Singular and plural nominative and accusative (p. 102)

Read in arena (p. 101) together.

H/W 6/3

Venatio (p. 103). Read the story and answer the questions (in English!!). Pay attention to the marks required for each question.


Week 9


Gladiators. Read background. Discuss types, training, importance of gladiators.


Video clips from Spartacus (Kirk Douglas). Begin Colosseum.


 H/W 13/3
 Exercise on Gladiators

Week 10


pastor et leo (p. 104)

Practising the Language (p. 106)

 H/W 20/3  Revise for Test on chs. 6-8

Week 11



Go over test and finish Colosseum



Term Three: 13 April 2015-3 July 2015


Topics to cover – concepts – skills

Assignments, tests, exams, activities









Week 1


Thermae. Go over dative case and explain in detail pp. 118-119

Ex. 1-2, p. 121.

  None set

Week 2


24/4 Footfest

Recap. dative case. Finish ex. 1-2 go over in class.

Translate in taberna. Ex. 1.3 (p. 121)



in apodyterio


Week 3


1/5 May Day

Practising the language nos. 1 and 2 (p. 121)

Roman Mysteries.


 Practising the Language (p. 121) no. 3. Finish 1 and 2 if not completed in class.

Week 4


Watch The Romans 'The Importance of Water'. Begin discussion of Roman baths. Key terms (apodyterium, frigidarium , tepidarium, caldarium, hypocaust). Go over background material in book. Start questions on the Roman Baths.





Pentecost Holiday – No Classes    

Week 5


Finish questions on Roman Baths

Begin Stage 10: Rhetor. Discussion of term. English derivatives. Also notion of orator.

pp. 130-133. Model sentences



Week 6


P. 136: About the Language. All forms of the present tense and the verb esse. Go over together in class and on board.

Go over first part of controversia together in class. Divide class in two: one group Roman; one group Greek. Prepare lines 14-22 and 23-31 respectively. Debate on Roman v. Greek - expand to consider how far it was true that Romans simply copied the Greeks.


Practising the Language p. 140


Week 7


Go over statuae together in class.

Discuss Roman schools, subjects, and style. Background pp. 140-143. Different levels of schooling, comparisons to schooling in the modern world.

 5/6 Either a) Write an account in the day of the school life of a Roman child or b) write a factual comparison of the similarities and differences between Roman schooling and schooling of today.

Week 8


anulus Aegyptius in class. Read and answer the questions.    

Week 9


The Romans board game: complete with background questions on the history and culture of the Romans.

Roman Mysteries.




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