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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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  • PlanBee Mark Making Ideas | Year 1 art lessons by PlanBee

    Mark Making

    Introduce your children to the basic skills needed when mark making with this Mark Making Art Lesson Pack for Year 1.   #TheCompleteSeries5lessons ...

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  • PlanBee Colour Art | Colour Mixing KS1 | Primary Colours KS1| Art Planning

    Colour Creations

    Get creative and colourful with this set of five Colour Creations Art lessons for KS1! Your class will think about their favourite colours and the ...

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  • PlanBee Travel and Transport Topic KS1 Cross-Curricular Lessons

    Travel and Transport Topic

    Hop on board and prepare to blast off on an exciting adventure with this Travel and Transport topic for KS1. Your class will explore journeys of al...

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  • PlanBee African Art KS1: Year 1 & 2 Art Lessons by PlanBee

    African Art

    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...

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  • PlanBee Self Portrait: Primary Art Lessons for Year 1 & Year 2

    Self-Portrait

    Instantly download six Self-Portraits KS1 lessons complete with PDF lesson slides and resources. Explore famous artists and their self-portraits be...

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  • PlanBee Henri Rousseau KS1 Art Lessons created by PlanBee

    Henri Rousseau

    This collection of KS1 Art lessons focus on the life and works of Henri Rousseau. Your class will find out about his life as an artist and the diff...

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  • PlanBee Animal Art lessons and planning for KS1 created by PlanBee

    Animal Art

    Take your class on a trip around the world as your class explore animals from each of the seven continents and create art to reflect the animals fo...

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  • PlanBee Earth Art KS1 Nature Art for Kids by PlanBee

    Earth Art

    This hands-on art scheme of work ‘Earth Art’ for KS1 provides opportunities to create unique artwork using natural materials. The lesson plans, sli...

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  • PlanBee Andy Goldsworthy KS1 Art Lesson Plans created by PlanBee

    Andy Goldsworthy

    Get creative with this set of five Andy Goldsworthy Art lessons for KS1! Your class will think about the colours, materials and shapes Goldsworthy ...

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  • PlanBee Giuseppe Arcimboldo KS1 Art Lessons by PlanBee

    Giuseppe Arcimboldo

    These ‘Giuseppe Arcimboldo' KS1 Art lessons for children in Year 1 and Year 2 will have your class looking at portraits in a whole new light. They ...

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  • PlanBee Paper Art Lesson - KS1 Art Lesson from PlanBee

    Paper Art

    Teach your class how to turn everyday paper into spectacular arts and crafts projects with this hands-on scheme of work for KS1. Your class will in...

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  • PlanBee Can Buildings Speak - Primary Art Lessons for KS1 | PlanBee

    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...

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  • PlanBee Super Sculptures: KS1 Art Lesson Plans and Resources from PlanBee

    Super Sculptures

    Teach your children all about the work of a range of well-known sculptors with these five Art sculpture lessons for Year 2 children. Describe and r...

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  • PlanBee Great Fire of London Art Ideas | PlanBee KS1 Art Lesson

    Sparks and Flames

    This KS1 series of Art lessons will ignite your class’s imagination as they create pieces of art themed around The Great Fire of London. They will ...

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  • PlanBee KS1 Aboriginal Art Lesson plan and resources by PlanBee

    Australian Aboriginal Art

    These Australian Aboriginal Art KS1 lessons for Year 1 and Year 2 will take your class on an exciting journey through the world of Indigenous Austr...

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  • PlanBee Yayoi Kusama Lesson Plan - Famous Artists KS1

    Yayoi Kusama

    Introduce your class to the famous modern female artist Yayoi Kusama and her dotty artwork! Known as the princess of polka dots, Kusama and her art...

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  • PlanBee Castles KS1 Topic cross-curricular planning pack by PlanBee

    Castles Topic

    This KS1 Castles Topic for Year 1 and Year 2 is stuffed to the battlements with engaging and inspiring teaching resources to get your class of litt...

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  • PlanBee Polar Explorers KS1 Arctic Adventures Topic | PlanBee

    Arctic Adventures Topic

    Introduce your class to the freezing and fabulous Arctic in this 'Arctic Adventures' cross-curricular topic for KS1. Your class will learn about Ar...

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  • PlanBee All About Me Topic KS1 Cross-Curricular Resource by PlanBee

    All About Me Topic

    Open their eyes to the wonder that is each and every one of them with this fantastic 'All About Me' cross-curricular lesson plan for KS1. Your clas...

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  • PlanBee Superheroes KS1 Cross-Curricular Topic Planning by PlanBee

    Superheroes Topic

    Are you ready for an adventure? 'Superheroes!' includes all the resources for 17 lessons for KS1 children aged 5-7. The lessons cover a whole range...

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  • PlanBee Andy Warhol KS2 Art Lessons The Pop Art Movement | PlanBee

    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...

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  • PlanBee KS2 Famous Buildings Art & Architecture Lessons by PlanBee

    Famous Buildings

    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 varie...

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  • PlanBee William Morris KS2 Art Lesson Plan Packs for Year 3 & Year 4

    William Morris

    This William Morris KS2 Art lesson planning pack will get your Year 3 or Year 4 children thinking about the Industrial Revolution in a new light as...

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  • PlanBee Investigating Patterns - KS2 Art Primary Resources for Year 3 & Year 4

    Investigating Patterns

    This fun and creative 'Investigating Patterns' scheme of work enables your class to explore, create and manipulate a variety of different kinds of ...

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  • PlanBee Seurat and Pointillism KS2 Lesson Plans and Art Projects

    Seurat and Pointillism

    These Seurat and Pointillism KS2 lesson plans are guaranteed to make your Year 3 or Year 4 class dotty about art! Not only will they find out about...

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  • PlanBee Indian Art KS2 Lesson Planning Packs for Year 3 & Year 4

    Indian Art

    This Indian Art KS2 lesson planning pack for Year 3 and Year 4 children will help immerse your class in the fascinating art and culture of India as...

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  • PlanBee Vincent van Gogh KS2 Art lessons by PlanBee

    Vincent van Gogh

    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. Discove...

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  • PlanBee Plant Art Lessons Year 3 & Year 4 PlanBee Art scheme of work

    Plant Art

    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 ar...

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  • PlanBee Journeys: Indigenous Australian Art | KS2 Primary Art Resources | Year 3 & Year 4

    Journeys

    Take your class on a voyage of discovery with this set of 5 Art 'Journeys' lesson plans. Your class will have the chance to glimpse the fascinating...

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  • PlanBee LS Lowry KS2 - Year 3/4 Art Planning by PlanBee

    LS Lowry

    This LS Lowry KS2 Art planning pack comes with everything you need to explore the endearing artworks of the British artist LS Lowry. The included s...

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  • PlanBee Can we change places? - Sculpture Art Lessons for KS2 | PlanBee

    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 abou...

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  • PlanBee Portraying Relationships - Portraits | KS2 Art Lessons for Year 3 & 4

    Portraying Relationships

    Take an in-depth look at group portraits in this 'Portraying Relationships' scheme of work as your class are given the chance to study a variety of...

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  • PlanBee Viewpoints - Surrealism: Primary Art Lesson Plans for year 3 & Year 4

    Viewpoints

    Discover a whole new way of looking at art teaching with this helpful and creative Year 3 and 4 'Viewpoints' scheme of work. Enter the surreal worl...

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  • PlanBee Sonia DelaunayKS2 Art scheme of work by PlanBee

    Sonia Delaunay

    Introduce your class to one of the great female artists of the 20th century, Sonia Delaunay. In this art scheme of work for Y3/4, children will fin...

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  • PlanBee Jewellery Designers KS2 Art & Design Lessons by PlanBee

    Jewellery Designers

    Jewellery designing is made easy with this creative and engaging 'Jewellery Designers' scheme of work for children in Year 3/4. Explore some famous...

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  • PlanBee Pantomime Ideas for KS2 Art Lessons by PlanBee

    At the Pantomime

    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 e...

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  • PlanBee Light and Sound KS2 Topic PlanBee Cross-Curricular Resources

    Light and Sound Topic

    Packed full of exciting lessons and activities, these KS2 science primary resources 'Light and Sound' lessons are the perfect way to delve into a n...

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  • PlanBee World War 2 KS2 Topic | Lessons & Resources for Year 3 & 4

    World War 2 Topic

    This KS2 World War 2 Topic for Year 3 or Year 4 children is the perfect way to teach your class all about World War 2 using a cross-curricular appr...

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  • Tudor Activities KS2 | Tudors Topic for Primary Children

    The Tudors Topic

    This planning pack is full of fun, engaging Tudor activities for KS2 that will transport your Year 3 or Year 4 class back to the time of the Tudors...

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  • PlanBee Under the Sea Topic Lessons for Year 3 & Year 4 by PlanBee

    Under the Sea Topic

    Take a journey to the deepest depths of the oceans as you and your class dive into life underwater with this fantastic KS2 'Under the Sea' topic.  ...

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  • PlanBee Rainforest Topic KS2 Planning and Resources by PlanBee

    The Rainforest Topic

    Take a trek into the depths of the rainforest with this Rainforest Topic for KS2 children. Packed full of engaging and inspiring lessons across a r...

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  • PlanBee Prehistoric World Topic Stone Age to Iron Age KS2 | PlanBee

    The Prehistoric World (Stone Age to Iron Age)

    Journey across millions of years of prehistory with this KS2 Prehistoric World topic for Year 3 and Year 4. This series of 18 lessons across a rang...

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  • PlanBee Ancient Egyptians KS2 Topic | Ancient Egypt Year 3/4 lessons

    Ancient Egyptians Topic

    This KS2 Ancient Egyptians topic for Year 3 and Year 4 is packed full of fun ancient Egypt activities and projects to fully immerse your class in l...

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  • PlanBee The Mayans KS2 New Curriculum Topic Lessons by PlanBee

    The Maya Topic

    Uncover the mysteries of the Mayan civilisation with this fascinating The Maya KS2 cross-curricular topic for Year 3 and Year 4. Start by taking a ...

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  • PlanBee Romans KS2 Planning | PlanBee Topic for Year 3 & Year 4

    Romans Topic

    This Romans KS2 topic for Year 3 and Year 4 is a fantastic way to get your class fully immersed in learning all about the Romans! With everything f...

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  • PlanBee Cross-Curricular Chocolate Topic KS2 Lessons by PlanBee

    Chocolate Topic

    Explore everyone’s favourite treat with this delicious KS2 topic for Year 3 and Year 4! Children will discover where chocolate originated, how it i...

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  • PlanBee Olympics Topic KS2 Cross-Curricular Topic by PlanBee

    The Olympics Topic

    Instantly download 17 informative and fun lessons themed around the modern Olympic Games KS2. These cross-curricular Olympic Games lesson plans cov...

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  • PlanBee The Wild West History KS2 Cross Curricular Topic | PlanBee

    The Wild West Topic

    This cross-curricular Wild West Topic for Year 3 and Year 4 introduces your class to cowboys, native americans and pioneers. Each downloadable less...

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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!

(You can select any Art Programme of Study from the sidebar ☜)