In primary schools, the introduction of classics tends to be most popular at Key Stage 2. However, many schools are keen to introduce some classics teaching in their Key Stage 1 curriculum as well. For example, at Whitchurch Primary School in North London, Latin is taught to Year 2 pupils using the Maximum Classics course. Pupils in Key Stage 2 then continue with Latin in Years 3-6 and some classes also study Greek through Mega Greek. 

Primary pupils holding Minimus textbooks

All the major resources listed for Key Stage 2 can be adapted for use with younger pupils. To complement the Minimus course, there is also a new book available, Minimusculus, which introduces 3-7 year olds to some basic Latin. 

For specific advice about introducing younger pupils to classics, please email [email protected]