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Dimensions – the most creative primary curriculum available!

January 17, 2013 4:37 pm

If you’re in any doubt as to whether Dimensions is right for your school, let us explain what makes us the most creative primary curriculum available to date! Firstly, promoting a creative curriculum to us is not about following a...

The New Primary National Curriculum 2014 – Room to Move?

November 20, 2012 10:42 am

The New Primary National Curriculum 2014 consultation continues apace and the areas for debate grow… so will there still be any room for primary state schools to move when the statutory documents finally emerge? We believe there will if schools...

The Effective Classroom – Marking and Feedback

November 6, 2012 7:42 am

The Effective Classroom – Marking and Feedback An ominously big pile of books at the end of the day…. green and pink highlighters at the ready…. racking your brain for some meaningful comments to write. Then there’s the checking that...

Ofsted ‘Getting to Good’ September 2012

October 3, 2012 12:14 pm

Last week Ofsted published a report about schools moving from ‘requiring improvement’ to ‘good’ and highlighted the things they did that characterised their success. “Headteachers demonstrated professional courage by giving difficult messages unequivocally; they implemented non-negotiable actions early on… All...

The New Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum 2012

September 17, 2012 10:24 am

Creative Curriculum Design Musings We have recently updated our Early Years Curriculum model in line with new statutory requirements. We wanted to share a few thoughts and ideas with you, based on our experiences…Days spent poring over Development Matters may...

Lead Science Adviser Recommends Dimensions

September 11, 2012 6:45 am

Wiltshire is becoming a hotbed of creative activity! With a growing number of schools in the county using Dimensions to help provide meaningful and memorable learning for their pupils, we were delighted to be invited as guests to a Dimensions...

We have moved! Come check out our new accommodation…

September 1, 2012 8:40 pm

Check out the official Dimensions office opening ceremony!

The National Primary Curriculum 2014 – Our Guarantee

September 1, 2012 8:36 pm

A seamless transition to the National Primary Curriculum 2014 The new draft programmes of study for the National Primary Curriculum 2014 for English, Maths and Science were published last week and you can read the summary of changes by following...

The Story of Dimensions Curriculum

May 10, 2012 12:23 pm

Chapter One: Learning from the Past We had been working on curriculum development, providing consultancy and training to individual schools local to our base in NW England for over three years, when we began to realise that we had developed...

Dimensions Article in Teach Primary Magazine

April 18, 2012 4:33 pm

You can read our recently published article, “Wheels in Motion – Assessing a Creative Curriculum” here.

Brand New! Creative Music Resources

April 13, 2012 12:00 am

After successfully launching our brand new Bubbles Music Lesson Plans series in January, starting with KS1, we are pleased to announce the arrival of our Lower Key Stage Two materials. The Bubbles Music Lesson Plans are designed to support the...

Motivated Learning

March 30, 2012 5:26 pm

At the Education Show this month even Mr Motivator found himself gravitating towards our stand! With the desire to motivate teachers and learners being at the heart of everything we do, it seemed that Mr. M picked up on our...

Bringing Life to the Curriculum – Our Creative Workshops

March 14, 2012 12:25 pm

Pounds, Shillings and Pence! Maths and history combine in an exciting workshop delivered by Dimensions Curriculum! Lucky pupils in a local school were given the opportunity to develop their maths skills in a meaningful, creative way. The workshop, designed and...

Read All About It! Part 1

March 2, 2012 7:23 pm

We’ve received some glowing testimonials of late and we think it would be rude not to share some of them with you! Here’s one for starters from Steve Jones, headteacher of Coxhoe Primary School, Durham: “We wanted to reduce pressure on...

New! Bubbles Music Lesson Plans Available Now!

January 14, 2012 1:07 pm

By popular request, we have launched our new Bubbles Music Lesson Plans series, starting with KS1. The Bubbles Music Lesson Plans are designed to support the less confident primary teacher and any practitioners who feel they need a little more...

National Curriculum Changes – Latest News

January 8, 2012 11:37 am

National Curriculum Review Report Published Dec. 2011 Any changes to the National Curriculum are to be delayed by another year. 2014 will see the introduction of the new curriculum model which suggests that Key Stage 2 is broken down into...

A Very Happy Christmas – In Song!

December 20, 2011 8:44 am

We would like to wish all our schools a very happy Christmas break and a new year full of creativity, through inspiring teaching and meaningful learning with Dimensions! Here’s our little tribute to a well-known seasonal song (to the tune of...

Primary Music, Dance & Drama Training and Workshops

November 27, 2011 12:08 pm

Through Bubbles Education we are able to provide resources to support cross-curricular teaching and learning in Early Years and Primary settings and offer training to enable schools to build practitioners’ confidence and skills in music, dance and drama. This links...

Manage your Primary Curriculum Change

November 10, 2011 2:29 pm

Let us manage your primary curriculum change...!

Worried about making changes to your curriculum right now? Well, with Dimensions you needn't be! We guarantee excellent support throughout the National Curriculum transition period and beyond. We will continue to provide resources, training and consultancy that inspire and motivate, in line with our principles and balanced against statutory requirements.

Over 2000 teachers now using Dimensions!

October 21, 2011 3:27 pm

We've worked out that well over 2000 teachers now use Dimensions resources in their schools. That means that at least 50,000 pupils located across three continents are benefiting from a more creative, engaging approach to learning. Wow!.. and all this has been achieved in less than three years.

Dimensions Direct Creative Workshop Days

October 4, 2011 7:53 am

High Quality Creative Teaching… Delivered Directly into Classrooms! If you are already a Dimensions school based in the North West of England then you can access Dimensions Direct! This is a new service we are offering our schools which is...

New Creative Learning Focus

September 30, 2011 10:44 am

New Creative Learning Focus | Primary Curriculum Development We have recently been working with a small school in Norfolk, helping them to develop and customise their curriculum in order to bring creative learning to life! Here’s what the headteacher had...

From Tiny Acorns – Primary Curriculum Development

September 26, 2011 10:43 am

From Tiny Acorns (Beating Off Our Rivals!) Good news! The vast majority of schools we go and see now are choosing us as their preferred primary curriculum development partner, even when we are up against much bigger rivals. It’s great...

Creative Learning Partnerships

September 19, 2011 12:01 pm

We are establishing some exciting partnerships with like-minded companies who also value creative approaches to teaching and learning. We are happy to recommend these organisations as they are committed to excellence in their products and services, whilst being reliable and...

Expochef

September 19, 2011 11:53 am

We are delighted to be partners with Expochef, an established company based in the North East of England. They promote healthy eating in schools across the UK and Ireland. Their services include:- offering “demonstration” chefs with a difference who are...

September 2011 Welcome Back

September 4, 2011 3:29 pm

With an exciting year ahead, we’d like to welcome schools back and offer our support for this coming term by offering a 5% discount for all Dimensions and Bubbles consultancy and training booked between now and 30th September 2011. Contact...

An Outstanding Curriculum!

August 29, 2011 12:16 pm

We were delighted to see one of our very first Dimensions schools, Landkey Primary, featured in the TES over the summer. The school’s recently published Ofsted report judged their curriculum to be outstanding. You can read their glowing comments here:-...

Expochef Links

August 10, 2011 10:19 am

We will soon be announcing news about our new partnership working with Expochef! Here’s a flavour of the work they do…. Highfield Community Primary School in Gateshead recently enjoyed an event with ExpoChef to learn all about environmental issues and...

Essential Creativity

June 23, 2011 9:54 am

A conclusive report, published following an 18 month study commissioned by President Obama, states that creativity and creative subjects should be at the heart of any school curriculum. Researchers have found that using the arts across the curriculum has led...

Bubbles Education

June 7, 2011 1:22 am

Bubbles Education provides creative learning resources for Music, Dance and Drama designed to nurture the novice and excite the expert! Bubbles both inspires and motivates, helping promote creativity using a thematic, skills-based approach to learning. As well as common Early...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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