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The Croft Preparatory School

Dulce et Forte


“Every now and then a man's mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes


All Year 6 children learn Latin. We use the engaging Cambridge 'Minimus' course, which focuses on life at the Roman fort at Vindolanda.


Our studies include Roman Britain, Roman and Greek myths, as well as language study. Led by Minimus the Mouse, the children learn basic Latin grammar and vocabulary, through stories featuring a real Vindolandan family.


The children use their ICT skills to make Latin birthday cards and menus, as well as investigating and researching Latin roots and mottos. We even try some Roman recipes!