Get creative with Hamilton's hands-on art and design topic sessions for key stage 2.
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
Cross-curricular topics are a fantastic way to cover the art and design curriculum, allowing children to engage creatively with different areas of the curriculum at the same time. Music can complement painting. History can be enhanced by model making. Sculpture can elaborate geographical concepts.
Here are a few of our favourite art and design opportunities in KS2 topics:
In our Meet the Artists topic, Year 3 and Year 4 children meet some of the world’s most famous, influential and ground-breaking painters, sculptors, architects and designers.
Explore Meet the Artists for LKS2.
In our Invaders and Settlers: Anglo-Saxons topic there are ample opportunities for exploring art and design, including:
In our Mountains, Rivers and Coasts topic, Year 3 and Year 4 children learn what mountains, rivers and coasts are, some of the forces that help create and shape these important features, and the effects they have on the world around them. This topic contains lots of art and design focussed sessions, including:
Create digital art in our Computational Thinking and Creativity topic. Year 5 and Year 6 children get to grips with creative software in the following sessions:
Explore Islamic art in our Early Islamic Civilisation topic. Year 5 and Year 6 children track the development of the great Islamic city of Baghdad including trading practices and everyday life. Learn about the spread of Islam through the Middle East and beyond and the legacy of and continuing influences of early Islam. There are lots of opportunities for art and design, including:
Explore Early Islamic Civilisation for UKS2.
Discover the geological beauty of the Grand Canyon. Year 5 and Year 6 children explore how the Colorado River, along with debris flows and weather, continue to shape the landscape. They create a piece of art that shows the topographic nature of the region. Meet the great photographer, Ansel Adams, and explore the geological and aesthetic beauty of his Grand Canyon shots. Create interpretations of his photographic art and set up a visitor’s centre.
Head to France in our Modern Europe topic and discover the art of Cézanne, Seurat and Morisot and where their works are located geographically. Create a 21st-century soundscape, a pointillist style painting and an impasto painting.
Explore Modern Europe - France for LKS2.