Logo 1 Chapter 1

There are 7 topics in this chapter.

Unit 1 – Personal Information

By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say hello and goodbye, say their name and count from 1-12.
Most students will be able in addition to ask related questions.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to use qualifiers like ‘very’ to vary their answers.

Key vocabulary: Ich heiße = my name is; Wie geht’s? = How are you? Hallo/Guten Tag = hello, good day; Tschüs/ Auf Wiedersehen = goodbye; eins = one – zwölf = twelve

Unit 2 –

By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say 10 different countries and to say where they live.
Most students will be able in addition to ask a friend where he/she lives and ask/answer the question “What is…? This is…?
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to understand a longer text giving personal information and writing a few sentences about themselves.

Key vocabulary: Wo wohnst du? = Where do you live? Ich wohne in = I live in. 10 different countries Deutschland = Germany; Schottland = Scotland.

Unit 3 –

By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to understand familiar words spelt in German and spell their own name and know that there are three different genders in German.
Most students will be able in addition to spell other names.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to ask questions about spellings and spell a range of unfamiliar vocabulary, using Umlauts.

Key vocabulary: (alphabet and phonetic notations e.g. aah = A, bay = B, say = C)

Unit 4 –

By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say some basic classroom items, some colours and to ask/say what something is.
Most students will be able in addition to say more classroom items and colours.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to research other items and colours; e.g. pencil sharpener; purple.

Key vocabulary: Was ist das? = Das ist..; der Bleistift = the pencil.; der Kuli = the pen; die Schere = the scissors; die Tasche = the bag; das Buch = the book; das Heft = the note book;  das  Lineal; blau = blue; rot = red; grün = green; gelb = yellow;  schwarz = black; weiß = white

Unit 5 –

By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to ask/say and say some basic things what they have in their bag using the accusative case and to say what colour some items are.
Most students will be able in addition to use an extended vocabulary say what they have not got and work with cognates e.g. Banane, Apfel.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to understand the accusative case.

Key vocabulary: Hast du einen/eine/ein…? Ich habe einen ( masculine)/ eine (feminine)/ ein (neuter)…; Das Buch ist rot = the book is red

Unit 6 –

By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to understand numbers up to 31 some months and days of the week.
Most students will be able in addition to understand the months and days of the week.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to use numbers to 31, months and days.

Key vocabulary: dreizehn = 13 – einunddreißig = 31; Montag = Monday; Dienstag = Tuesday…; Januar = January; Februar =Feruary…

Unit 7 –

By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to understand ordinal numbers up to 31 to ask/say when their birthday is and how old they are.
Most students will be able in addition to understand when other peoples’ birthday is and how old other people are.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to understand when the main cultural German events and holidays are by using the contexts, cognates and to use more question words e.g. wo? Where….

Key vocabulary: am ersten = on the first – am einunddreißigsten = on the 31st;  Ich abe am… Geburtstag = My birthday is on the…; Ich bin…. Jahre alt + I am…years old; Wie alt bist du?= How old are you? Wann hast du Geburtstag?= When is your birthday?

Key Assessments

There are regular vocabulary tests:
Greetings
Numbers
Countries
Classroom items and colours
Saying what you have
Days and months

How to help your child

Please use the vocabulary on this unit under the homework on the website to support your child’s work at home.  Please test your child on the related vocab, orally and/or in writing.  Encourage your child to use the sound files underneath the vocab files.  They should listen and repeat several times.  Please encourage your child to do learning on a little and often basis as this is the most effective strategy for learning vocab.  Please encourage your child to use a dictionary or online dictionary such as www.wordreference.com to check the meaning of words in their homework book and NOTE this on the text. Encourage your child not to rush their written work but to check all language carefully, using model texts and a dictionary.  It is best not to leave homework until the night before it is due in, in case there are difficulties or questions the teacher could answer.  Useful supporting material can be found on http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/ and on http://www.zut.org.uk/index.html which is a free online resource available after 4pm and before 9am and weekends

Click here for all the key vocabulary from this unit:Logo 1 vocab list Kap1

This should help students to revise for their end of unit test on ‘Hallo’ in listening, reading speaking and writing. Exact dates will be published on Edmodo nearer to the time of the test.