Primary Curriculum

Learning Means the World Primary Curriculum

Our visionary ‘Learning Means the World’ Primary Curriculum is progressive, highly relevant and ensures full National Curriculum coverage.

Helping Children Flourish

Learning Means the World” equips pupils to build knowledge, skills, attitudes and values, whilst enabling you to confidently ensure progression, cohesion and depth throughout your primary curriculum

Relevant World Issues

With thoroughly planned and resourced cross-curricular theme units, ‘Learning Means the World’ threads important world issues like conservation, conflict, culture and communication into the heart of learning. 

A Fresh Approach

Bringing a fresh outlook to curriculum innovation, it can be personalised for individual schools, whilst providing full National Curriculum coverage. 

Talking Heads

What schools are saying about the ‘Learning Means the World’ Curriculum…

Evidence and Impact

Read all about our customers’ experiences of using Dimensions Curriculum and the impact it has had in their schools.

Case studies

Don’t take our word for how good our curriculums are … read about what our schools have to say!

Early Years Curriculum – September 2021

Schools are now expected to be working with the new EYFS Curriculum. ‘Learning Means the World’ Early Years Curriculum ensures that you fully teach the 2021 framework.

To read more about the new EYFS Curriculum, click here.

What’s special about ‘Learning Means the World’?

The ‘Learning Means the World’ Curriculum has been described an outstanding example of curriculum innovation. It is carefully and creatively designed, with rigorous progression and integration of subjects, taught through highly relevant and engaging thematic units. It is built on the foundations of current world issues (Conservation, Conflict, Communication, Culture) and encourages pupils to be outward-facing in applying their learning into everyday life. 
It is broken down into the following phases, known as Learning Pathways:-

  • Explorers (3-5 year olds)
  • Pathfinders (5-7 year olds)
  • Adventurers (7-9 year olds)
  • Navigators (9-11 year olds)

Each Learning Pathway is characterised by learning traits, which are developed through the themes. These will help equip pupils to be agents for positive change, both within their local context and further afield.

What are the benefits of using this curriculum?

  • Pupils will be thoroughly engaged as they tackle challenging and inspiring themes and issues.
  • Fully customisable and personalised to each school, ‘Learning Means the World’ Curriculum offers the perfect solution to primary curriculum innovation and design.
  • Matching clearly with the curriculum intent of many schools to develop resilience, to build better communication and life skills within real-life contexts and to champion sustainability and celebrate diversity, the implementation of ‘Learning Means the World’ is transforming the primary curriculum in more and more schools!
  • Clear progression, knowledge-rich and skills-based, we provide the perfect blend of learning that schools are working so hard to develop.
  • Teachers can record assessments using ‘Track Zone’, a system we have designed enable quick and easy recording of judgements about pupils’ learning and progression. Senior leaders can track progress; subject leaders can see how students are performing across the school in their subject; teachers can identify gaps and tailor lessons to cover these.
  • Quizzes are included to help retention and check pupils’ learning.
  • Our unique feature, ‘Time Machine’, ensures prior learning is built upon within each theme.
  • Our 3D PSHE programme is woven into the themes and we provide schools with our full scheme of work as part of the ‘Learning Means the World’ Curriculum package, helping you deliver the 2020 PSHE government requirements to develop fully rounded individuals.
  • Related to key vocabulary and terminology that are vital for developing learning and an increased depth of understanding, our Learning Lexicon is embedded into the curriculum, resulting in pupils who know, understand and can apply the language of learning in a range of cross-curricular contexts.