At this level students begin the year by learning to greet and respond, introduce themselves and interact orally with well-rehearsed sentence patterns and familiar vocabulary, in predictable exchanges. They progress to reading and writing straight-forward versions of what they have learned to say. They become aware of and understand some of the typical cultural conventions/tikanga that operate in interpersonal communication. They become aware of the processes involved in learning Te Reo Māori. They learn to describe aspects of their own background and immediate environment.