Lesson 1: Landscape (seaside example theme)

Focusing on composition, children consider where to place the horizon and tide lines within their artwork. This unit is easy to adopt to other types of landscape and works well alongside the Kapow Primary music year 1 topic, At the sea

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • Identifying the key features of a landscape

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • Learn about the work of a range of artists describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need help cutting out the shapes and drawing the horizon and beach lines. 


Pupils working at greater depth: Should create more sophisticated pictures, with a good level of detail, by drawing additional features freehand.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Kapow Primary, 
Art & Design specialist