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KS2 pop art – Football-themed lesson plan

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Years 3-6


Investigate the work of artist Keith Haring and create your own vibrant responses with Abby King’s KS2 pop art lesson plan...

It’s tempting to think that using a national or international football tournament to engage children’s learning has to involve copious amounts of PE. However, making links between football and other subject areas can be a powerful motivator for children whose main interest is sports.

This lesson shows how the movements of favourite footballers, combined with pop art, can inspire an eye-catching art project.

Exploring the work and techniques of a well-known pop artist furthers the children’s understanding of this artistic movement. It will also enable them to turn their sporting enthusiasm into a high-quality piece of art.

KS2 pop art learning objectives

  • Explore pop art and the work of artist Keith Haring
  • Develop art and design skills using mixed media
  • Create a piece of artwork inspired by the World Cup and pop art techniques

Abby King has worked in KS1 and 2 and currently teaches at an inner-city primary school in Birmingham. Browse more KS2 art ideas and resources for the Women’s World Cup.

KS2 pop art lesson plan
KS2 pop art – Football-themed lesson plan
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