We recommend the following resources for primary pupils. Free training can be provided for all courses listed.
While all of these courses are designed primarily for Key Stage 2 pupils, most can be adapted for use at Key Stage 1. Please email email@example.com for more specific advice on teaching classics to younger pupils.
A story-based Latin course for primary pupils based around two textbooks - Minimus and Minimus Secundus. Free copies of the Minimus workbook and audio versions of the myths featured in Minimus are available to download from the Primary Latin Project website. The PLP makes grants to state schools to assist with the purchase of course textbooks - click here for more information.
An engaging and accessible course combining foundation Latin language learning with work on classical civilisation and culture. All materials (including Powerpoints, worksheets for students and teaching guides) are free to download here.
Ten thematic lessons which combine foundation Greek language learning with work on Ancient Greek civilisation and culture. All materials (including PowerPoints, worksheets for students and teaching guides) are free to download here. There are also three ‘taster’ modules available (each comprising three lessons) that introduce pupils to a particular aspect of Ancient Greek culture – ‘Homer’s Heroes’, ‘Professor Pythagoras’ Magical Maths’ and ‘Speak Like the Gods.’
A new Ancient Greek course for pupils aged 9-12: together pupils will work with Basil the Frog as he attempts to decode a secret letter written by one of his ancestors in Ancient Greek. The course book is free to download from the course website.
For those teaching or learning about Ancient Greece at Key Stage 2, this website provides free, accessible and engaging materials to support the development of pupils’ historical understanding.
These new Word Roots resources explore Latin and Greek roots that feature frequently in English. Each downloadable file consists of a stimulus poster and five worksheets themed around etymologically-linked vocabulary. A series of short Word Roots videos is also available on the CfA Youtube channel here.
These classroom resources are based on the world-class research of Archaeology and Ancient History at Leicester, the excavations and publications of University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS), objects in the Jewry Wall Museum Leicester and the Harborough Museum. All resources are available for free download here, and include session plans, activities and worksheets which explore the culturally plural nature of the Roman world, as well as introducing Latin in the context of the archaeology of Roman Leicester.
Writing in the Ancient World is a CREWS programme providing free resources for teaching and studying ancient writing including Greek, Egyptian hieroglyph and cuneiform. Aimed at at 8-11 year olds, each pack on the website includes information sheets for teachers and students, activities and cartoons.
This online course provides a gentle introduction to the Latin for pupils with language learning fully integrated into an immersive cultural and archaeological course set in ancient Herculaneum. The course is driven by photographs and evidence from the ancient site for pupils to explore and investigate.