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St. Michael & St. Martin

Catholic Primary School

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Italian

'You live a new life for every language you speak. if you only know one language, you only live once.'

Czech proverb

Our wonderful Italian teacher Alice Cerruti teaches the children conversational Italian. The children love also learning about the Italian way of life. Each year we celebrate a whole school Italian Day where we get to immerse ourselves in the Italian culture dressing up in Green, white and red and eating lots of Italian food   BELLISSIMO!

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The learning of a foreign language in primary school provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for all pupils. Pupils develop communication and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future language learning. Learning another language raises awareness of the multilingual and multicultural world and introduces an international dimension to pupils' learning, giving them an insight into their own culture and those of others. The learning of a foreign language, in our school Italian, provides a medium for cross-curricular links and for the reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding developed in other subjects.
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