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Our Lady Queen of Martyrs RC Primary School

Living, Loving, Learning - Christ at the Centre




At OLQM we provide an exciting opportunity for all children in years 1 -6 to learn Italian. Each class receive language teaching provide by a dedicated Italian national through the Institute of Italian. The lessons are designed, planned and delivered by the external Italian teacher under the supervision of Mrs Atherton, our foreign language lead. We are delighted to have Signora Poloni teaching our children!

The children learn to speak the language and find out about the culture of people who live in Italy, and have great fun as they do. Through langue teaching we aim to:

  • Help the children develop an appreciation and respect for diverse places, people, and cultures,
  • Inspire in our children a curiosity and fascination about Italy and the world
  • Encourage the children to become enthusiastic about learning languages and the confidence to speak them

We consider it valuable for opportunities to include the language across the curriculum and these will be promoted through different activities in our Collective Worship and in our Quest curriculum.

Italian Advent Calendar

In the preparation for the season of Advent when we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ. 


Why not count down the days with this virtual Italian Advent calendar.  There are fun activities to do while finding out how Christmas is celebrated in Italy.  Who is Gesu?  Who is Babbo Natale?  La Befana? 


Click on your class link here 

Year 1


Year 2


Year 3


Year 4


Year 5


Year 6



Find out more using the link below