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KS1 & KS2 Primary School Art Lesson Ideas, Plans and Resources

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Are you looking for ready-to-use primary Art lesson plans? PlanBee is a hive of primary teaching resources to assist with KS1 and KS2 Art teaching. PlanBee lessons contain all the lesson plans, slides, worksheets and other resources you need to teach an entire Art scheme of work, or alternatively you can mix the flexible resources into your own Art lessons to complement your existing planning. With PlanBee's ready-to-teach lessons, teaching Art has never been simpler!

PlanBee's Art resources cover a wide variety of areas that will engage, challenge and inspire your children to create their own artwork, including landscapes, portraits, still life, pottery, sculpture and much more, as well as teaching them about famous artists and artistic movements throughout history. With our range of resources, you are sure to find something to bring out the artistic side in even the most reticent artists in your class!

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A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place

Introduce your class to the world of landscape art with these creative 'A Sense of Place' Art lessons. Starting by using a viewfinder to find interesting features and views of a local area, your class will then go on to study the work of some of the most famous landscape artists and how they use perspective to give a sense of depth to their work. With plenty of inspirational resources, including lesson …

African Art

African Art New Curriculum

Explore the colours and patterns of the African landscape and native tribes with this 'African Art' scheme of work for KS1. Teach your class how to create African patterns, explore the Maasai culture and their amazing homemade jewellery, teach your children how to make and decorate tribal masks and water jars, admire the beautiful African sunsets and so much more! This scheme of work teaches your KS1 ch…

Andy Goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy New Curriculum

Get creative with this set of five ‘Andy Goldsworthy' Art lessons for KS1! Your class will think about the colours, materials and shapes Goldsworthy uses in his art work. They will explore his walls, paths, circles, spirals and reflections, and use them as inspiration for their own creations! With detailed lesson plans, slides, activity ideas, differentiated activities and more, there is bound to be so…

Art Illusions

Art Illusions New Curriculum

Confuse and astound your budding artists with this fantastic 'Art Illusions' scheme of work for Year 5/6! Your class will find out all the tricks of the trade to discover how artists play with perspective, line and colour to create clever and mind-bending illusions, including trompe l'oeil, optical art and much more. With detailed lesson plans, engaging slides, differentiated activity ideas, step-by-ste…

At the Pantomime

At the Pantomime New Curriculum

Prepare for shouts of 'He's behind you!' and 'Oh no, he isn't!" as you and your class enter the wacky world of British pantomime! After exploring exactly what pantomimes are and what makes them so delightfully zany, your class will explore a variety of pantomime design aspects, including set, costume and prop design. Detailed lesson plans, informative and engaging slides, worksheets, picture cards, chal…

Can Buildings Speak?

Can Buildings Speak?

These KS1 'Can Buildings Speak?' Art lessons ideas for children in Year 1 and Year 2 will have your class looking at buildings in a whole new light. They will explore shapes and patterns within buildings and find out what different features, patterns and shapes within buildings say about what kind of building it is. The end focus of this module is getting your class to create a mural to represent a particul…

Can we change places?

Can we change places?

Introduce your class to the world of sculpture with these 'Can we change places?' KS2 Art lessons for children. Start by getting them to think about the environment around them and how art can improve an area before taking a closer look at a variety of different styles of sculpture. And, of course, they will have a go at making their own very own sculptures! With lesson plans, slides, activity ideas, di…


Cityscapes New Curriculum

Expose your children to cities around the world and how their skylines are re-created using art with this fantastic 'Cityscapes' scheme of work for Year 5/6! Your class will learn new art techniques and will discover ways to combine these techniques to create their own original pieces of art work. Throughout this scheme of work children will be introduced to some fabulous artists and their styles and te…

Colour Creations

Colour Creations

Get creative and colourful with this set of 5 'Colour Creations' Art lessons for KS1! Your class will think about their favourite colours and the colours that are all around them every day, before looking at how colours are used in art. They will find out about primary colours and how to mix them to create secondary colours, as well as look at the artwork of artists who use colours in interesting ways. …

Earth Art

Earth Art New Curriculum

Are you thinking of an art project for your children in the Autumn term? This hands-on art scheme of work ‘Earth Art’ for KS1 provides opportunities to create unique artwork using natural materials. Rocks, leaves, twigs and acorns found in the playground offer a world of imagination and artistic potential. The lessons in this scheme of work use particular materials from nature to create pieces of ar…

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