Dimensions creative and thematic primary curriculum delivers a broad and balanced whole school approach to teaching and learning, with cohesion and progression, from EYFS right through to Year 6! Develop fully rounded individuals through our 2020 3D PSHE Programme which is included in this curriculum model.
A number of Dimensions schools have been inspected very recently with a focus on the Ofsted proposed area of quality of education, in particular curriculum. We are delighted to report that they have been given a massive thumbs up. With a positive acknowledgement of the part that Dimensions has played in their development of curriculum intent and implementation, Dimensions Primary Curriculum is really making a huge impact on children’s learning! Read more here!
“They have designed the curriculum to engage pupils through well- thought-out topics. Schemes of work meet all the requirements of the national curriculum and develop pupils’ skills well.”
(Belmont Primary, Bolton – January 2019 Ofsted report)
“Dimensions Curriculum’s approach means children are now really immersed in their learning!” (Headteacher, Durham)
Our curriculum design expertise and teaching and learning consultancy has helped to develop and improve mainstream, independent and special schools in the UK, Europe and internationally! What can we do for your school? The possibilities are endless!
“Children love the dynamic fun themes. Cross-curricular learning means students learn concepts quickly and easily, developing transferable skills across the curriculum.” (Primary Leader, International School in Switzerland)
In the Dimensions Curriculum model we ensure knowledge is specific, as well as progressive, through our unique Knowledge Building and Concept Flow. We encourage spaced retrieval across a range of subjects and knowledge is sequenced and mapped deliberately and coherently. Factsheets in history enable pupils to organise their knowledge and they support retrieval practice. We also provide a model of clear progression of knowledge across the foundation subjects.
Our Skills Ladder ensures there are plenty of opportunities for pupils to use procedural knowledge across all subjects, practicing and developing a wide range of skills. We believe learning comes from trying things out, from failing on occasion, from explaining why and from trying again.
Within the Dimensions Curriculum we have embedded the Dimensions Learning Lexicon. This relates to key vocabulary and terminology that are vital for developing learning and increased depth of understanding. Pupils that know, understand and can apply this language across their learning are more able to use a variety of thinking skills and processes, such as collecting and interpreting data, spotting inference and seeking explanations. Each theme highlights key words in a progressive way, giving teachers the opportunity to use the language of leaning in a range of cross-curricular contexts.
Engaging Thematic Units, bursting with cross-curricular lesson activities with all resources provided. We recommend our whole school approach, as it ensures cohesion and progression. Dimensions Curriculum can also be implemented by Key Stage; perfect as a taster or for Infant, Junior or Prep and Pre-Prep schools. In-house training is available with our Curriculum Consultants. Click here for more.
Alternatively, if you would like a curriculum tailored to your school’s needs, priorities and passions, our vast experience means we can support your team in creating something amazing, just for you. Click here for more.
This is what pupils think about the Dimensions Curriculum! October 2015
Ofsted's comments on the Dimensions Curriculum! March 2016
Headteachers praise the Dimensions Marking Systems! March 2016