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Thematic Units for KS1

Thematic Cross-Curricular Units for England

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Thematic Units

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.

Cross-Curricular Learning

Each unit comes with a CD-ROM with all resources and electronic versions of lesson plans, learning objectives and activities to save time planning.

 

You can choose one of the following Thematic Units to buy individually:-

 

     1. How Does Your Garden Grow?

Garden Grow Science Thematic Unit England Curriculum KS1This 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.

2. Fairies and Frogs 

Fairies and Frogs Thematic Unit England CurriculumThis 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.

3. Never Eat Shredded Wheat

This theme is based around where food comes from, with a key focus on geography. It begins by FC Never Eatlooking 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.

Price

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.

Marking Quote

“The Ofsted inspection reflected a huge improvement in our past performance. They were impressed with all aspects of the school and could see the curriculum work we are doing through Dimensions has made a big difference. They were particularly impressed with the marking programmes and the fact that the children were able to explain how they worked and implement next steps themselves. There is no doubt that Dimensions has had a hugely positive impact on raising standards.”

Headteachers praise the Dimensions Marking Systems! March 2016

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Headteachers praise the Dimensions Marking Systems! March 2016

“The Ofsted inspection reflected a huge improvement in our past performance. They were impressed with all aspects of the school and could see the curriculum work we are doing through Dimensions has made a big difference. They were particularly impressed with the marking programmes and the fact that the children were able to explain how...

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Feedback about our training - September 2015

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Feedback about our training - September 2015

“The Bubbles Music training was inspirational. As a non-specialist I now feel confident enough to approach music lessons without the ‘fear factor’! Highly recommended.”

Comment from Ofsted March 2016, Waterloo Primary School, Ashton-Under-Lyne

"The school's curriculum ensures a strong focus on developing the basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils' knowledge and skills in other subjects, such as science, geography, history and art are developed through a range of cross-curricular topics and themes, which are planned to capture and motivate their interest and develop a love of learning. Pupils' positive views about their work reflect that this is successful."

Ofsted's comments on the Dimensions Curriculum! March 2016

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Ofsted's comments on the Dimensions Curriculum! March 2016

“The school’s curriculum ensures a strong focus on developing the basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils’ knowledge and skills in other subjects, such as science, geography, history and art are developed through a range of cross-curricular topics and themes, which are planned to capture and motivate their interest and develop a love of...

Pupil Quote

“I'm really enjoying learning with our new themes. I can make connections between what I am learning in different subjects. We do lots of practical and fun things in class now. My favourite was the Cracking Ideas theme. I loved it so much I didn't want it to end!"

This is what pupils think about the Dimensions Curriculum! October 2015

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This is what pupils think about the Dimensions Curriculum! October 2015

“I’m really enjoying learning with our new themes. I can make connections between what I am learning in different subjects. We do lots of practical and fun things in class now. My favourite was the Cracking Ideas theme. I loved it so much I didn’t want it to end!”

3D PSHE

"3D PSHE provides thorough, concrete, lesson plans, with resources all ready to go. You can pick it up and teach it with very little preparation and KNOW that it will be a great lesson, which covers the skills and objectives necessary.There is clear progression and you know that the entire PSHE curriculum is being covered across the school and the children are building on their learning from year to year. Each lesson is truly dynamic!"

Here's what teachers say about 3D PSHE! January 2016

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Here's what teachers say about 3D PSHE! January 2016

“3D PSHE provides thorough, concrete, lesson plans, with resources all ready to go. You can pick it up and teach it with very little preparation and KNOW that it will be a great lesson, which covers the skills and objectives necessary.There is clear progression and you know that the entire PSHE curriculum is being covered...

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