Classics Club

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Year 7 & 8 Classics Club        

Place: E3        

Time: Wednesdays after school 3 – 3.45pm 

Start: Wednesday 9th November 2016              

With: Mr Darby – teacher i/c Classics

Dear Parents/Carers

Open exclusively to Years 7 and 8, this after school club is for those students who are curious about the Ancient World. We will ‘visit’ Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome over this academic year. An enquiry will be conducted each lesson examining a particular artefact, event, battle, text, etc. which will allow us to know more about how a particular ancient culture thought and lived. We will delve into myths and legends from each culture and travel on epic journeys to meet gods, monsters and witches on the way.

We will also look at how these ancient societies communicated looking at hieroglyphs, Classical Greek and Latin. Knowledge of Classical Greek will be recognised by a certificate from EMACT – the East Midlands Association of Classical Teachers. If students have enjoyed Latin they have the opportunity to take this subject at GCSE in Years 9-11. Attending Classics Club could help with the GCSE option of taking Latin at KS4.

There will be regular trips (British Museum, National Gallery, etc.) to tie in with the subjects we are learning about.  These trips may be in conjunction with the GCSE Latin groups. Members of the Year 7 & 8 Classics Club will also be invited to participate on our biennial residential trips abroad. In the past we have visited Pompeii, Athens and Rome.

Whilst the Classics Club is not a timetabled school lesson, students will be encouraged to keep their record books as creatively as possible and there will be prizes for the best kept and informative books.

Autumn Term 2016

The Ancient Greeks

Spring Term 2017

The Ancient Romans

Summer Term 2017

The Ancient Egyptians

If you would like your son/daughter to attend the Classics Club please email me (rdarby@patchamhigh.org.uk  ) the name of your child and their tutor group so that I can have an idea of potential numbers.

Do feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.

Yours sincerely

 

Mr R Darby

rdarby@patchamhigh.org.uk

 

 


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