St Thomas More Catholic

Primary School

Christ is the centre of our School community, where we live, love and learn together




Learning a language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.


Lumen Christi pupils learn Latin because it:

  • Strengthens English literacy skills
  • Facilitates learning of new words and other languages
  • Lifts academic outcomes in other subjects
  • Prepares pupils for scientific, legal or medical careers
  • Assists understanding of mathematical concepts, coding and computing
  • Provides exposure to ancient history and civilisations.


Maximus Classics scheme

Our Latin Scheme of Work

Latin learning progression map

Examples of our learning