Ark Curriculum Plus
Primary mastery materials

Building a child-centred curriculum brand

The brief:
Ark Curriculum Plus (ACP) is a non-profit organisation, dedicated to transforming education in the UK. Written by teachers, their primary mastery materials aim to support educators with a comprehensive curriculum that helps children to gain a rich knowledge of the world in which they live. Mirrorsmith was briefed with establishing the overall style for all materials, working with the project team to plan formats and production methods, and creating designs for books, posters and discovery, homework boxes.

The solution:
Developing the curriculum project from small pilot to a full suite of materials covering three subject areas and six year groups was a truly collaborative piece. Mirrorsmith worked closely with the project team and production to create the materials to tight timelines. Workbook layouts were child-centred and based around scaffolding their learning, giving them space to complete tasks, with lines for writing and boxes for drawing. The solution supported the class teacher with high quality materials, saving them valuable time and giving them ownership of how they adapt the resources. Subject diagrams and timelines were created to support the authors’ words. A water colour icon style and four characters were developed to signpost tasks and bring a warmth and  friendliness to the materials – making them fun to use for primary pupils.

The workbooks are fantastic. It makes life so much easier.  Teacher

Primary workbooks

The children love receiving their Discovery Boxes.  Teacher

Classroom posters

Discovery Box stickers

  • The results

    The ACP curriculum has grown from a small pilot, to a full set of materials, which spans three subject areas and six year groups.

    An easy-to-use child-centred design which extends to homework boxes, stickers, posters and work books which teachers and pupils enjoy receiving and using.

    Read more about the Ark Curriculum Plus Primary programme here


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