AccessArt Exemplar Primary Art Plans

We currently have two Exemplar Plans available:

The AccessArt Early Years Foundation Stage Exemplar Plan

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Resources to help establish an open approach to creativity for the under 5’s (EYFS)

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The AccessArt Primary Exemplar Plan

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Resources to provide schools with a rich, rounded and progressive art curriculum for ages 5 to 11 (Primary)

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Complete the form below to receive an email with links to both plans.

In 2020 we will also be developing a plan specifically to help schools develop drawing and sketchbooks. Please make sure you are registered with AccessArt so we can let you know when the Drawing & Sketchbooks plan is launched. 

Information about the AccessArt Exemplar Plans

  • What Are the Aims of the Exemplar Currciulum Plans?

    • To provide schools with a rounded art curriculum for ages 5 to 11 (Primary) and help in establishing an open approach to creativity for the under 5’s (EYFS).

    • To provide NQT’s, art coordinators and all primary teachers with the skills and resources to deliver an engaging, relevant curriculum.

    • To suggest visual arts educational activities which will promote open-ended, creative learning.

    • To provide ideas, inspiration and techniques to enable children to explore a wide variety of media in drawing, sketchbooks, sculpture, painting, printmaking, and design.

  • Using & Developing the Plan in Your School

    The exemplar plan is a suggested way forward. If a school were to follow the plan (based upon tried and tested teaching), by the end of Year Six the pupils would have received an exceptional and rounded creative education. However we appreciate each school, class and pupil has individual needs, and that many teachers and schools will prefer to use this plan as a starting point to be adapted. We value this evolution: please do get in touch to share your successes!

  • How it Works

    • Complete the form below to receive a link to download the Powerpoint versions of the Exemplar Plans.

    • Click on the Year buttons within the plan to see the exemplar plan for each year.

    • Each year is split into 6 projects, one for each half term. Click on the suggested resources within each plan and you will be taken to fully illustrated resources which describe the aims, techniques and and outcomes of that particular activity.

    • Within each year, we have tried to balance development of skills in the main artform areas and with a variety of media.

    • The plan for each year builds upon previous skills learnt. However, the plan and the suggested activities within each year are transferable and adaptable. For example, you are able to switch activities within a school year, or even between school years, to suit your broader curriculum and the needs of your pupils.

  • Accessing the Resources

    • Many of the resources are free to access, others are behind the membership wall.

    • AccessArt is a UK charity (1105049) which aims to inspire and enable high quality visual arts teaching and learning. We receive no core or revenue funding, instead we rely on income from membership to continue to develop our activities. AccessArt has over 8000 subscribers and is trusted by schools across the country to help develop their teaching and learning.

    • Membership (and access to all resources), starts at just £42 per year.

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  • Further Information about the Curriculum

    Please see this page here for a detailed breakdown of AccessArt’s approach to the currciulum for KS1 and 2. 

Download the Power Point Versions of the AccessArt Exemplar Plan
With Learning Outcomes

Please complete the form below to receive an email with a link to the powerpoint versions of the AccessArt Exemplar Plan for EYFS and Primary-aged children, which can be freely shared.

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Access the Web Browser Version of the Plan
Click on the Year Groups below

Year One

Ages 5 to 6

Ages 5 to 6

Year Two

Ages 6 to 7

Ages 6 to 7

Year Three

Ages 7 to 8

Ages 7 to 8

Year Four

Ages 8 to 9

Ages 8 to 9

Year Five

Ages 9 to 10

Ages 9 to 10

Year Six

Ages 10 to 11

Ages 10 to 11

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From just £42 per year, schools gain access to over 850 unique resources to help develop your teaching, themed visual arts planning pages and discount on our distance learning courses. AccessArt was founded in 1999 and has grown through collaboration with a variety of schools, arts organisations, agencies, museums, galleries and individuals. The Exemplar Curriculum is free to access and share. To benefit from all the resources embedded in the plan, join AccessArt from only £3.50 per month. 
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From just £42 per year, schools gain access to over 850 unique resources to help develop your teaching, themed visual arts planning pages and discount on our distance learning courses. AccessArt was founded in 1999 and has grown through collaboration with a variety of schools, arts organisations, agencies, museums, galleries and individuals. The Exemplar Curriculum is free to access and share. To benefit from all the resources embedded in the plan, join AccessArt from only £3.50 per month.
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