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Northern Ireland Curriculum

Thematic Cross-Curricular Learning for the NI Curriculum

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Creative Curriculum for Northern Ireland

Save time planning dynamic cross-curricular topics and hunting down quality resources that give coverage of the Northern Ireland Curriculum. Fully resourced from P1 to P7, the breadth and depth of Dimensions Curriculum ensures whole-school cohesion and progression.

Dimensions Curriculum for Northern Ireland (NI) helps schools in NI develop a primary curriculum model that perfectly meets the needs of their pupils, but with enough flexibility for teachers to add a personal touch when planning outstanding lessons to inspire and engage pupils.

Our resources provide a framework to help you successfully plan and develop your primary curriculum; a curriculum that is both personalised and creative, designed to raise expectations and improve standards.

Peace of Mind – the Northern Ireland Curriculum is Covered

Northern Ireland Curriculum resourcesOur fully resourced Creative Curriculum covers the National Curriculum (NC) for NI. We’ve worked with senior school leaders and taken all NI curriculum documentation to create a cross-curricular, whole-school approach to curriculum design that means schools meet their statutory obligations to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum. Even better, in some areas Dimensions exceeds the requirements of the National Curriculum for Northern Ireland. Designed with children’s natural curiosity in mind, the breadth and depth of lessons cover objectives across many curriculum areas. We have taken our years of experience developing creative curriculum models to develop something truly unique for Northern Irish schools: a cohesive and creative curriculum that saves teachers time planning, engages children and ensures progression.

A Creative Approach to Learning

Primary creative curriculumThe Dimensions approach is based on investigation, observation and application. These three elements are embedded across the Dimensions Curriculum and provide practitioners with a clear structure to help with creative curriculum planning. Maths and English would continue to be taught discretely by teachers, with lots of opportunities and ideas for literacy and using maths linked in with our dynamic Thematic Units.

Assess Pupil Progress

Spanning P1 through to P7, our resources are underpinned by the Dimensions Northern Ireland Skills Ladder – a learning framework that ensures step-by-step continuity and progression. Everything you need to plan, organise and assess your own innovative programme of study can be found in Dimensions, aligned to the National Curriculum for NI.Spaced Out!-01

We have Lift Off with our KS 1 Launch!

Established in 2009, Dimensions has been providing quality resources through a creative approach to cover the National Curriculum. Not just for English schools, but for schools in countries around the world! A request for a Dimensions Curriculum for Northern Ireland came in from a school in County Londonderry last year and here we are with Key Stage 1 completed! Foundation Stage and Key Stage 2 are well on the way.

Key Stage 1 is a complete scheme of work, delivered through a choice of 15 Thematic Units, tailored to learning objectives, skills and concepts required for P3/4. Northern Irish schools can buy one of three standalone units to try for P3/4 (£95 each), or cohesive coverage for the whole Key Stage One (£1,500).

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We also have a cluster of eight schools in the Londonderry/Antrim areas that have happily adapted the English model and have been using it since 2016. This is a hybrid of the P3/4 units and the existing Dimensions Curriculum. Schools can take advantage of this development phase and buy the Dimensions Curriculum as it stands now with P3/4 fully adapted for NI, at a lower price than the final version of the complete Dimensions Curriculum for NI. Rest-assured that you will receive Foundation Stage and Key Stage 2 NI Thematic Units as and when they are published. Investing in the hybrid model gives excellent value for money.

So what are you waiting for? Contact us to access samples or book an online demonstration.

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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...

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

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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 it reinforces teaching in other curricular areas. I’ve found it to be an invaluable, creative...

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!”

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

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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 necessary.There is clear progression and you know that the entire PSHE curriculum is being covered...

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...

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