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Sex and Relationships Education Informs and Empowers!

March 2, 2017 1:58 pm

Have you ever watched a TV show like Jerry Springer or Oprah? Couples fighting like cat and dog; feuding friends; estranged parents and siblings! Dysfunctional relationships are at the heart of these kind of shows and, although they broadcast extreme...

Extremism and Radicalisation Resources – A Letter to the TES Editor

February 12, 2017 12:27 pm

I would suggest that the reason for the ‘dearth of anything really below Year 8’ in relation to resources to help teach radicalisation is because of the fine balance required between presenting fact and minimising fear (‘A Girl aged 5...

Festive Freebie to Help Develop Oracy Skills

December 14, 2016 1:56 pm

This activity is taken from ‘The Spirit of Christmas’ unit in Speech Bubbles for KS1, and can easily be adapted to other ages. Dimensions brand new Speech Bubbles resources (available early 2017) are a series of lesson plans that explictly...

Happy Christmas from Dimensions and all the best in 2017!

December 12, 2016 10:37 am

Happy Christmas from Elaine and the Dimensions Crew! We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! We hope you enjoy the team’s creative festive message. Watch out for the Chief Elf (Elaine Sutton, Creative Director of Dimensions)...

Free Christmas Song – Download Now!

November 14, 2016 2:45 pm

Dimension Curriculum’s annual festive song is the ideal antidote to all things materialistic and ‘over-tinselley’ at Christmas and ideal for productions, carol concerts and assemblies. Teach this catchy Christmas song to remind children that the greatest gifts are time and...

KS3 PSHE coming soon!

October 27, 2016 11:45 am

High School teachers, Pastoral Leaders and PSHE Co-ordinators look no further! All the lesson plans and resources you need to teach PSHE in Year 7, 8 and 9, ensuring cohesion and progression. Exciting, relevant and age-appropriate lesson plans in one...

Inclusive Language Guidelines for Disability

October 19, 2016 1:47 pm

In this politically correct world we live in, it is hard to keep up-to-date with what we can and can’t say and write. Not everyone will agree on everything. The government have published some basic guidelines that schools may like...

Five Top Tips for Developing Confident Communicators

October 19, 2016 7:27 am

We all use speaking and listening in our daily lives to share ideas, solve problems, make decisions, socialise and interact in a wide variety of situations. Language is an integral part of learning and much of children’s self-confidence and attitudes...

Training for Dimensions Toolkit Schools 28th & 30th Sept 2016

September 13, 2016 1:14 pm

Training for North West Dimension Schools in our lovely offices this Autumn Term. The sessions will keep your staff up-to-date and cover recently added resources, curriculum updates and new Dimensions developments – we’ve been busy bees over the summer! Venue: Halls...

Exciting Resource Boxes!

July 22, 2016 10:49 am

Bring the Dimensions Curriculum to life with these amazing, themed resource boxes.  We have put together resource boxes for key themes. Treat your class to hands-on resources to bring Roman, Mayan, Eygptian, Saxon and Viking themes to life. Each box contains ten high-quality...

Dimensions Toolkit Schools – 30 Assemblies and songs in hub

July 20, 2016 1:35 pm

Dimensions Toolkit schools get great new products and resources added to their download area automatically. Check yours for your PSHE Assemblies (added July 2016). 30 whole-school assemblies with 10 catchy songs. Dimensions Toolkit schools can buy a discounted hard copy for just...

How can we give our children the best possible start in life?

July 8, 2016 11:41 am

At the recent Mountain Festival in Keswick I was drawn to a talk on ‘Adventuring as a Family’ given by a family of four; Mum, Dad and two daughters aged 10 and 12. They were talking about how to ‘adventure’...

NEW Faster, Higher, Stronger Song!

June 21, 2016 8:49 am

FREEBIE!  ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’ Song We have written and recorded a great song linked to goals and aspirations! With the Olympics / Euros in mind, you’ll feel that Brazilian beat and not be able to get that song out of...

Sir Michael’s Mavericks!

June 14, 2016 10:23 am

The outgoing Ofsted boss, Sir Michael Wilshaw, says we need more ‘maverick’ teachers to revitalise what he called ‘a pretty ordinary education system’. Speaking at a recent TES conference he said that the state system needed ’extraordinary people’ or ‘the...

I learnt a new word today…

May 26, 2016 12:41 pm

I learnt a new word today – hubris. With our pupils being force fed a diet of words with little or no meaning and relevance in their everyday lives, it made me think about the circumstances surrounding how we learn....

A breath of fresh air: how Dimensions puts the passion into PSHE

April 29, 2016 10:34 am

Adding colour to traditionally tedious topics like finance, hygiene and healthy eating can be a challenge – but with PSHE such a pivotal part of today’s curriculum it’s one we’re all navigating. One creative company is taking a fresh look...

Joining Up the Dots…

April 27, 2016 9:58 am

Steve Jobs once said “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty…they just saw something…it seemed obvious…they were able to connect experiences they’d had and synthesise new things” Sherlock...

New 3D PSHE Songs

March 30, 2016 10:02 am

Here is a sample of our fantastic brand new 3D PSHE Song Resource! The songs complement our 3D PSHE programme and can also be enjoyed as a standalone resource.  The package, designed to help teach Modern British Values, includes ten...

Getting all creative about ER Awards!

March 17, 2016 2:13 pm

A Poem … The Oscars are over at last But some others are coming up fast We want you to know We’ve a trumpet to blow Some news that we want to broadcast DiCaprio may leave you bored But success...

ERA 2016 Finalists

March 17, 2016 2:11 pm

This year we entered our 3D PSHE Programme for an ER Award, selecting two categories: Primary-Non ICT and Whole School Curriculum Subject. We are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for both categories and will find out if...

IDEALS Projects

November 25, 2015 1:18 pm

We have launched some new resources to help Scottish schools to deliver the Curriculum for Excellence. These new resources are called IDEALS Projects and are the result of an ongoing three year curriculum development programme between Dimensions Curriculum and two...

Early Years 3D PSHE is out!

November 25, 2015 11:04 am

Early Years 3D PSHE is here, completing our programme for Foundation to Year 6. If you would like to learn more, please visit our PSHE page.

Dimensions on the Radio

October 21, 2015 12:10 pm

Dimensions, along with staff and Pupils from Belmont Primary School, were on BBC Radio Lancashire this morning. If you missed it, here’s your chance to listen again!

Download our Christmas Song – ‘A Christmas Welcome’ and make a Donation

October 20, 2015 3:10 pm

This year we have written and recorded a new Christmas song, entitled ‘A Christmas Welcome’. The theme of the song is around homelessness and displacement, linking with the Refugee Crisis. The song can be downloaded for free but can we...

Watch our brand new Information Video!

September 22, 2015 12:07 pm

We have been busy making a video to try and demonstrate how much you get when you become a Dimensions school. Click below to watch the video!  

We’re going to the TES SEN Show 2015!!

September 22, 2015 11:52 am

Dimensions Curriculum Ltd – Stand: 120. We will be at the TES Special Educational Needs Show 2015 in London from Friday, 9th October until Saturday, 10th October.  Please come and see us – we’re on stand 120! http://www.tessenshow.co.uk

Exciting Partnership with Partake AR

June 11, 2015 9:18 pm

We are really excited to announce our very latest partnership with Partake AR. Partake AR is an Augmented Reality package that schools can buy to use on iPads,  allowing pupils to view 3D objects, creating the appearance of it being...

Visual Literacy Across the Primary Curriculum

December 19, 2014 2:59 pm

In April 1990 the TV pilot of ‘You’ve Been Framed’ was aired, meaning that people with enough spare cash to afford a huge video camera could film funny family mishaps and win £250 for sending them in. Home movies were...

Dimensions Curriculum Live on Radio Lancashire

December 5, 2014 8:14 pm

On 5th December our ‘Christmas Eve, 1914’ song was performed live on Radio Lancashire, broadcasting from Dimensions school, Belmont Primary. You can listen to the highlights here, including interviews with Headteacher, Judith Peel, co-writers Elaine Sutton and Gary Cunliffe, ‘old...

A Curriculum for Modern Britain

December 3, 2014 8:08 am

It should come as no surprise that the DfE has published new guidance for maintained schools entitled “Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in Schools.” This comes after calls by ministers for schools to actively promote British values following...

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

2016-03-09T14:31:56+00:00

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...

Bubbles Quote

"Bubbles resources are incredibly simple and easy to follow. The warm-up activities are great – my children are singing ‘Radio Rock’ continually at the moment!!! I like the fact it links with other resources we have in school and that it reinforces teaching in other curricular areas. I've found it to be an invaluable, creative way to teach and wouldn't hesitate in recommending the resources to other teachers."

Non-specialists love Bubbles Music! November 2015

2016-03-09T14:33:01+00:00

Non-specialists love Bubbles Music! November 2015

“Bubbles resources are incredibly simple and easy to follow. The warm-up activities are great – my children are singing ‘Radio Rock’ continually at the moment!!! I like the fact it links with other resources we have in school and that...

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

2016-03-21T13:11:14+00:00

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...

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

2016-03-29T08:11:35+00:00

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...

St. John Vianne’s – Blackpool Kim Burrows

3D PSHE Citizenship Programme is a wonderful resource and is easy to use. It fits with the development matters for EYFS and all PSHE aspects throughout the primary curriculum - including recent updates for Prevent. The programme is interactive and "hands on" getting the children engaged and involved who have enjoyed using it throughout the year. The provided lesson plans can be used independently or to support the SEAL programme already in school - so great for teachers and saves time on planning!
2016-09-23T13:47:32+00:00
3D PSHE Citizenship Programme is a wonderful resource and is easy to use. It fits with the development matters for EYFS and all PSHE aspects throughout the primary curriculum – including recent updates for Prevent. The programme is interactive and...

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