Exemplar Primary Art Plan

  • What Are the Aims of the Exemplar Currciulum Plan?

    • To provide schools with a rounded art curriculum for ages 5 to 11.

    • 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

    • Click on the Year buttons below 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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Year One

Ages 5 and 6

Ages 5 and 6

Year Four

Ages 8 and 9

Ages 8 and 9

Year Two

Ages 6 and 7

Ages 6 and 7

Year Five

Ages 9 and 10

Ages 9 and 10

Year Three

Ages 7 and 8

Ages 7 and 8

Year Six

Ages 10 and 11

Ages 10 and 11