Unit 1 – Saying your name. Greeting someone. Saying hello. Saying goodbye. Asking and say how you are.
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to give various greetings and to say goodbye, say their name and that they are well.
In addition, most students will be able to ask related questions and give a range of answers depending on how they are.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to use qualifiers like ‘very’ to vary their answers and to use the formal “you”.
Key vocabulary: ¡Hola, Buenos días! = Hello; ¡Buenas tardes! = Good afternoon; ¡Buenas noches! = Good night; ¿Qué tal?, ¿Cómo estás(está usted)? = How are you? ¡Muy bien, gracias! = Very well, thank you. ¡Mal! = not well; ¿Cómo te llamas? = What is your name? Me llamo = I am called; ¡adios! = Goodbye
Unit 2 – Numbers 1-10. Class room objects in singular and plural. Saying what you have or haven’t got in your bag.
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to some basic things they have in their school bag and ask a friend what he/she has.
Most students will be able to say what they don’t have and use some more items.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to say what other people have in their school bag and use an even greater variety of vocabulary.
Key vocabulary: uno = one – diez = ten. En mi mochilla (no) tengo = In my school bag I have (don’t have); un cuaderno = a note book; un libro = a book; un bolígrafo = a pen. Un lápiz = a pencil; una goma = a rubber; una regal = a ruler; ¿Tienes…? Do you have…? Unos/unas = some; dos, tres… two, three… libros, gomas, lápices = books, rubbers, rulers
Unit 3 – Numbers from 11-20. Asking other people’s age and giving your own.
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able know the numbers up to twenty and to say old they are and understand how old other teenagers are.
Most students will be able in addition to ask and say how old other people are.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to conjugate the verb “tener” = to have.
Key vocabulary: once – veinte = eleven – twenty; Tengo, tienes, tiene… I have, you have, he/she has …trece, catorce…años. thirteen, fourteen.. years. ¿Cuántos años tienes/ tiene? = How old are you/ is he/she? ¿Y tú? And you?
Unit 4 – Numbers from 21 – 31. Saying when your birthday is. Months. Days of the week.
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to say the numbers up to 31, to say when their birthday is and understand some months and days of the week.
Most students will be able to ask a friend when his/her birthday is, to say all months, days of the week and the date.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to ask and say when other people’s birthday is, using “su”.
Key vocabulary: Mi cumpleaños es el…= My birthday is on…¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños? Veintiuno – treinta y uno = twenty one – thirty one; enero, febrero….= January, February… el uno/dos de marzo diciembre …= on the first/ second of Mrch/December. lunes, martes…. Monday, Tuesday…..
Unit 5 – Saying the Spanish alphabet. Spelling your name. Asking how a word is spelt.
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to understand familiar words spelt in French and spell their own name.
Most students will be able 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 accents.
Key vocabulary: alphabet and phonetic notations eg ah = A, bay = B, say = C); ¿Cómo se escribe….? = How do you spell…? Se escribe…. It is spelt…..
Unit 6 – Understanding class room instructions; some useful phrases in the class room
By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to understand basic class room instructions.
Most students will be able to say some useful classroom phrases.
Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to understand and say all of the key vocabulary.
Key vocabulary: Mirad la pizarra = Look at the board; Silencio por favor = Silence please. Abrid los libros = Open the books. Escribid = Write. Trabajad en parejas/grupos en el ordenador = Work in pairs, groups, on the computer; Escuchad= Listen. Déjame…por favor = Please could I have… Me have falta/Necesito…= I need; Toma/Tome usted(es)… Here you are; He terminado = I have finished; ¿Puede(s) repetir? Can you repeat? No comprendo = I don’t understand.
There are regular vocabulary and grammar tests throughout the unit. Students are assessed on their writing, speaking, reading and listening skills.
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 vocabulary, 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, a free online resource available after 4pm and before 9am and weekends.
Your child has a Vocabulary booklet and a workbook for Listos 1
Module 1 in the vocabulary booklet and module 1 in the workbook Listos 1 will help your child to revise for end of unit test in listening, reading and writing.