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Dimensions Primary Curriculum

Everything you need to deliver a world-class creative curriculum in your school

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Overview of the Dimensions Primary Curriculum

A Broad and Balanced Curriculum

Thematic Spread

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.

Thumbs Up from Ofsted!

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)

We can guarantee…

engaged pupils

“Dimensions Curriculum’s approach means children are now really immersed in their learning!” (Headteacher, Durham)

Benefits to Your School 

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)

 

A Knowledge-Rich Curriculum

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.

Dimensions Learning Lexicon

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.

You Choose!  ‘Pick Up and Teach’ or Bespoke Design?

1. ‘Pick Up and Teach’

Dimensions Primary Curriculum for EYFS, KS1, LSK2 and UKS2

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.

2. Bespoke Design

Especially for You – Bespoke Curriculum Design

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.

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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...

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!”

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

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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.”

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)

 

 

 
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“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...

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...

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