Learning Classics is a bit like putting on a magic pair of 3-D glasses. Once you start delving into the language and the culture, you'll start to see it all around you. This blog is a record of the club's journey through the worlds and language of ancient Rome and Greece... and through modern times, too, searching for the influence of classics all around us. You'll also be able to find vocab, home tasks, links and generally enlightening info here, too.

07 November 2015

Lesson 6 - Mix it up

Refreshed after our half-term break, we embarked on a big slice of language work today. Firstly, we recapped everything we'd learned about Latin endings, verbs, nouns and adjectives. Then, adding to our ever-increasing knowledge, we encountered masculine, feminine and neuter nouns in not only the singular but also the plural. In an task that I like to call Nobody Sneeze, we arranged Latin words to make grammatically coherent sentences. A special mention to Hannah, who produced a whole pageful of perfect Latin sentences. No mean feat, as the subject had to be in the nominative, the object had to be in the accusative, and the verb ending (singular or plural) had to agree with the subject of the sentence. Phew!

Needs a little more ketchup...
After sharing and translating our sentences round the class, we then took a look at some of the deities we didn't have time to talk about during our last session. Kronos, especially, captivated our imagination. For all of you who were freaked out by that Goya painting of Kronos eating his children (right), here's some more information on what a gruesome character this particular Titan was. You can also watch the video of him battling his children again...

Your home task is to learn those noun endings, which you can find here. Oh, and don't forget to put the 27th November in your diaries as our day for the Great Roman Bake Off (and don't believe the rumours, there are no recipes involving custard and tuna in my kitchen!).