Art Programmes of Study

Art programmes of study: Art topic ideas for KS1 & KS2: Designed for National Curriculum coverage.

We've organised our complete Art schemes of work into art programmes of study. These art topics cover a number of themes, subjects, genres and movements – perfect for ensuring your class—or your whole school—experiences a broad, rich, varied Art curriculum!

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  • Monet and the Impressionists

    Monet and the Impressionists

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    Introduce your class to one of the most famous artists of all time with this 'Monet and the Impressionists' Art scheme of work for Year 5 and Year 6. Discover what Impressionism is, and where and why it began, before exploring the works of some of th... Read More

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  • Plant Art

    Plant Art

    Year 3

    Year 4

    KS2

    Immerse your class in the beauty of nature with these six ‘Plant Art’ lessons for Y3/4. Children will be introduced to a variety of plant-themed artworks created by famous artists, and encouraged to express their opinions of them. They will learn... Read More

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  • Art of Africa

    Art of Africa

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    Dive into the rich culture of African art with this five-lesson scheme of work. Challenge your class to think carefully about which mediums they choose for their artwork, as well as the tools they use to sculpt and manipulate clay to recreate a Benin... Read More

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  • Frida Kahlo

    Frida Kahlo

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    This KS2 Frida Khalo Art lesson planning pack for Year 5 and Year 6 will help your class explore the passionate and vibrant artworks of Frida Kahlo and discover the artist behind the famous self-portraits. Children will look in detail at some of Frid... Read More

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  • William Morris

    William Morris

    Year 3

    Year 4

    KS2

    Enjoy exploring the industrial revolution from the view of an artist, in this KS2 ‘William Morris’ scheme of work for Year 3/4. Allow the children to decide for themselves in the quality over quantity debate during the engaging lessons about the... Read More

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  • Gustav Klimt

    Gustav Klimt

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    Your children might have learned about symbolism in literature, but what do they know about symbolism in art? Find out all about one of the great symbolists in this series of five lessons about Klimt's life and art work. There are opportunities th... Read More

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  • Henri Rousseau

    Henri Rousseau

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    Find out about the life and work of the French artist Henri Rousseau with this detailed scheme of work for Year 1 and Year 2. Your class will find out about Henri Rousseau's life, his style of painting and the key features to look out for! With detai... Read More

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  • Warhol and the Pop Art Movement

    Introduce your class to one of the most iconic artists of all time with this 'Warhol and the Pop Art Movement' scheme of work for Year 3 and Year 4. Your class will explore what constitutes art and why people's opinions on what art is differ, before... Read More

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  • Vincent van Gogh

    Vincent van Gogh

    Year 3

    Year 4

    KS2

    Introduce your class to one of the most famous artists of all time with this Vincent van Gogh KS2 Art scheme of work for Year 3 and Year 4. Discover what Post-Impressionism is and what techniques Vincent van Gogh used in his paintings. Your class wil... Read More

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  • Leonardo da Vinci

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Year 5

    KS2

    This historical and artistic scheme of work 'Leonardo da Vinci' will be sure to leave your children inspired and amazed! Complete lessons for Year 5 children that will teach them about the Renaissance and Leonardo da Vinci's outstanding accomplishmen... Read More

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  • Seurat and Pointillism

    Seurat and Pointillism

    Year 3

    Year 4

    KS2

    This fun and informative 'Seurat and Pointillism' Art scheme of work for Year 3/4 is sure to make your children dotty for art! Not only will they find out about Seurat, the father of Pointillism, and his famous Pointillist artworks, but they will als... Read More

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  • Giuseppe Arcimboldo

    Giuseppe Arcimboldo

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    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 material... Read More

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