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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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Looking to cover a particular Art objective? You can browse our teaching resources by National Curriculum objectives for Art as set out by the Department for Education (DfE).

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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 …

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…

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…

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. …



These exciting 'Containers' lessons, with plenty of hands-on activities, are designed to equip the children in your class with a greater mastery over modelling clay. Starting by exploring a range of different everyday containers made from different materials and leading onto examining the containers of artists and craftspeople, this scheme of work then allows children to develop control over a range of tool…

Famous Buildings

Famous Buildings New Curriculum

Your class will never look at buildings the same way again after this 'Famous Buildings' scheme of work for Year 3/4! They will investigate a variety of the world's most famous buildings, thinking about what makes a building aesthetically pleasing and exploring how architectural styles change over time. Of course, there are plenty of hands-on and creative activities for them to do too and the opportunity to…

Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Giuseppe Arcimboldo New Curriculum

These KS1 ‘Giuseppe Arcimboldo' Art lessons ideas for children in Year 1 and Year 2 will have your class looking at portraits in a whole new light. They will explore a variety of Arcimboldo’s paintings and find out what different natural materials he used to create his portraits. Your class will have a go at creating portraits to represent different things, including a portrait made up of their interest…

Investigating Materials

Investigating Materials

This tactile and creative 'Investigating Materials' KS1 art lesson plan for Year 1 and Year 2 is a great way to get your class exploring different materials and how they can be used artistically. They will feel and describe a host of different materials as well as learn creative ways to join them together, before looking at weaving using a variety of different materials. With lesson plans, slides, activ…

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