Each KS1unit has a key subject focus, with ample teaching material to last approximately six to eight weeks.
These units are specifically tailored to the National Curriculum. By buying a trial individual unit, you can be confident of exciting and engaging lessons that children will love. This will give you an opportunity to sample our Toolkit before fully adopting the cohesive Dimensions Curriculum. Teachers will appreciate not having to hunt down resources and having a learning flow and sequence of lessons that teaches in the way pupils learn best – the joined-up way.
Each unit comes with a CD-ROM with all resources and electronic versions of lesson plans, learning objectives and activities to save time planning.
This theme is based around plants and how they grow, with a key focus on science. It begins with learning about the structure of common plants, how seeds and bulbs grow and the conditions that plants need in order to flourish. The unit then moves on to looking at how to recognise and name common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees before finishing with a section about plants as food and an introduction to simple food chains.
This theme has cross-curricular links to art, dance, drama, using ICT, literacy, talking and listening, using maths, music and PSHE.
This theme is based around fairy tales, with a key focus on literacy and drama. It is designed to enable pupils to develop a love of stories, as well as providing a vehicle for creative arts work. Stories should be chosen carefully with previous year groups to avoid duplication. However, the three suggested in this unit (The Ugly Duckling, Red Riding Hood and Cinderella) work well.
This theme has cross-curricular links to art, dance, drama, using ICT, science, talking and listening, using maths, music and PSHE.
This theme is based around where food comes from, with a key focus on geography. It begins by looking at compass
directions and locational language, before moving on to learning about continents and oceans. Physical and human geographical features are explored and the British Isles are then examined more closely. Using this as a context, the learning then moves on to where foods come from around the world.
This theme has cross-curricular links to art, drama, using ICT, literacy, using maths, music and PSHE.
Your trial unit can be bought for £95.
Once you have tried the Dimensions cross-curricular thematic approach, we think you will want the cohesion, coverage and progression that Dimensions Curriculum gives! When you are ready to purchase the whole-school curriculum or Key Stage, we will even deduct the cost of the single unit you’ve already bought from your full purchase price, so you are not paying twice.
There is a total of 14 Thematic Units that deliver coverage for KS1 for the National Curriculum. For more information, get in touch to request to see samples.
Please note, our prices to do not include VAT and P&P.
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