Teacher with students in the classroom
An opportunity for every boy
Teacher with students in the classroom
An opportunity for every boy
Teacher with students in the classroom
An opportunity for every boy
Teacher with students in the classroom
An opportunity for every boy
Teacher with students in the classroom
An opportunity for every boy
Teacher with students in the classroom
An opportunity for every boy
Teacher with students in the classroom
An opportunity for every boy
Teacher with students in the classroom
An opportunity for every boy
Teacher with students in the classroom
An opportunity for every boy
Teacher with students in the classroom
An opportunity for every boy
Teacher with students in the classroom
An opportunity for every boy
Teacher with students in the classroom
An opportunity for every boy
Teacher with students in the classroom
An opportunity for every boy

Latin

At Tower House, Latin is championed as a subject which can be studied fruitfully by the great majority of boys across the educational spectrum. The uses of Latin are many: as well as being an end in itself, it illuminates aspects of English, French and History. As a code, it shares many working methods with Maths and Music. Many of its terms can be found in Science and Geography, and there is also plenty of Greek and Roman Art to look at and admire.

Latin is not ‘easy’, but it can definitely be ‘fun’ – indeed we believe that its rigour is what gives it value. Boys first meet Latin in year 5, and Latin proper gets underway in year 6. Grammatical concepts are drilled comprehensively, and the boys are encouraged to hone their skills with computer practice exercises. Debates, drama, reciting poems and even dressing up are further encouraged, amid the vocabulary-testing, syntax-building and translating – both into and out of Latin.

As well as language work, boys will become familiar with some of the great founding stories of the Roman republic, as well as learning about daily life in the Roman world and conducting their own research into Greek myths from Jason and Heracles to the Trojan War. Whether creating PowerPoint presentations, or touring the exhibits at the British Museum, Tower House aims to enthuse its Latin students with an appreciation and understanding of the classical world.

In year 8, we offer boys who excel at Latin are the chance to study Common Entrance Level One Greek. Where Greek and Latin are studied side by side, the study of one language can complement the other, and we believe that students can register significant improvements both in comprehension and enjoyment.

"Debates, drama, reciting poems and even dressing up"

Junior School Nativity

There are few things as delightful, and at times tear-jerking, as the Junior School Nativity. Thanks go to the Junior School staff who have been very busy making costumes and props - the boys looked absolutely spectacular.
Congratulations to Ms Whittingham and Mrs Barnett in particular for directing such a fabulous show!

More News... about Junior School Nativity

"Determine never to be idle... it is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing"

-Thomas Jefferson

 

Calendar List