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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...

PSHE RESOURCES FOR 2014 AND BEYOND!!

November 10, 2014 11:03 am

“World domination is what I want and I want it NOW!” screamed teaching assistant, Marilyn, as she burst into the Year 2 classroom wearing a multi-coloured onesie, green wellingtons and a back to front balaclava. She wasn’t having a mid...

Christmas Eve, 1914 – World War One Song

October 23, 2014 12:55 pm

Over the next four years there will be many commemorations of the key events of World War One but none is quite so touching as the series of unofficial ceasefires which took place along the Western Front in the days...

How to Develop a Writing Skills Marking System

October 1, 2014 2:16 pm

For Michael Morpurgo it was “Treasure Island”, for Malorie Blackman “The Silver Chair” and for J.K.Rowling “Little Women”, “Black Beauty” and everything by E. Nesbit! Most of us have books that were childhood favourites and agree that reading quality books...

How to Develop Positive Behaviour Management Strategies

September 22, 2014 1:11 pm

“Because I say so!” isn’t always the best way to convince an unmotivated pupil to work. The feelings of frustration are probably more acute in the teacher than the pupil at this point. However, a child who understands “why” in...

How To Make Learning Fun

September 5, 2014 3:18 pm

How To Make Learning Fun Across the Curriculum “When you do the actions it helps you remember the sounds!” Josh said as he was doing all sorts of mimes, helping him count from 1 to 10 in Japanese. He then...

Creative Primary Curriculum – Why Dimensions?

February 14, 2014 4:13 pm

A New Primary Curriculum Solution that’s Truly Creative! Our  new primary curriculum has been described by our schools as the most creative curriculum design currently on the market… and they should know! We have many customers who have used other...

New Curriculum Skills and Knowledge

January 20, 2014 8:22 pm

New Curriculum Skills and Knowledge Curriculum development involves a careful balancing act, not least between knowledge and skills. It was interesting, then, to read Tom Bennett’s article “I know therefore I can” (Feature, 10 January) and discover his take on...

New 2014 Primary Curriculum Dimensions Roadshow

December 28, 2013 2:21 pm

The New Primary Curriculum 2014… It’s definitely something that’s on your mind if you are working in primary education at the moment! It’s certainly been our focus, too – in fact, it’s all we’ve been thinking about for the past...

Where We Live!

July 17, 2013 12:18 pm

The Halls Arms Business Centre, Preston Dimensions Curriculum Ltd. is based in a suite of offices in the beautiful Ribble Valley in Preston, Lancashire – just a short drive from Longridge and Preston town centre. When we’re not busy writing...

World Class Innovative Curriculum Design

July 2, 2013 3:13 pm

How does Dimensions offer a World Class Innovative Curriculum Design Model? Finland, an internationally high ranking country according to Pisa (Programme for International Student Assessment)  is revising its curriculum. Following extensive research, their new world class innovative curriculum design is...

Free Schools Primary Curriculum Development

May 14, 2013 8:54 pm

Free Schools Primary Curriculum Development is an area which Dimensions is successfully breaking into! We are able to customise and personalise our existing Dimensions model, making it fully adaptable to meet the needs of new free schools.  Are you looking...

Primary National Curriculum

March 6, 2013 8:43 am

Ten Facts about the Primary National Curriculum December 2013 The primary national curriculum is the coalition’s response to the labour government’s 2010 curriculum, which was based on a review by Sir Jim Rose, scrapped just before the last general election....

Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning

February 19, 2013 9:25 am

HEADTEACHER UPDATE – 13 FEB 2013 TEN WAYS A HEADTEACHER CAN IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING GILNOW PRIMARY SCHOOL HAS TRANSFORMED ITS CURRICULUM AS PART OF ITS WORK TO TACKLE AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT IDENTIFIED BY OFSTED. HTU SPEAKS TO...

Academy Primary Schools – Curriculum Design

January 31, 2013 1:32 pm

With more and more academy primary schools springing up, it raises the question  – what can be done in terms of curriculum design and development? One of the benefits of converting to academy status lies in the autonomy of each...

Dimensions Curriculum working in Partnership with Dovedale Pride

January 31, 2013 1:11 pm

Article from Lancashire Evening Post  24.01.13 Chilly volunteers working for a Preston charity have received a boost after a heater was donated to them. Dovedale Pride has recently moved to Oyston Mill in Ashton – but were unable to use...

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...

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...

Bubbles Training Quote

"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."

Feedback about our training - September 2015

2016-03-29T08:43:24+00:00

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.”

Daisyfield Primary School, Blackburn

"The school’s recently revised curriculum is interesting, broad and well balanced. Your carefully chosen revisions to the curriculum for subjects other than English and mathematics engage all learners, but particularly boys. Teachers make good use of practical experiences to engage pupils in learning about abstract concepts. For example, in a computing lesson, pupils developed their skills in creating and debugging algorithms through the production of a jam sandwich." (Daisyfield Primary School, Blackburn; Ofsted Short Inspection report December 2017)

 

 

 
2018-01-09T10:45:57+00:00
“The school’s recently revised curriculum is interesting, broad and well balanced. Your carefully chosen revisions to the curriculum for subjects other than English and mathematics engage all learners, but particularly boys. Teachers make good use of practical experiences to engage pupils...

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

2016-03-29T08:33:47+00:00

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...

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