Classroom Lesson Plans

Range of lesson plans for KS2 and KS3 teachers to use in the classroom

Our Teaching for Creativity Classroom Lesson Plans draw on the expertise of London’s cultural sector to provide rich learning materials that help develop young people’s resilience and ability to navigate these times. Developed in consultation with teachers who tested the resources in the classroom, they form part of our longer-term commitment to generating relevant and accessible learning materials that help us have braver conversations in the classroom and articulate the power of creativity.

These resources are underpinned by the Teaching for Creativity framework: they are designed to put the learner in the driving seat, with open-ended engaging activities, learning strategies and questions to prompt dialogue and debate, critical thinking, and creative response. They can be used by teachers across the curriculum in Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3, and explore a range of topics including RSE, the climate crisis, and Black British history.

The lesson plans can be picked up and taught or used as inspiration on how to embed creative habits across curriculum subjects. Using a split-screen approach, each lesson focuses on one or two of the Creative Habits of Mind in addition to the topic and clearly highlights the activities which support developing those skills so they could be lifted and used in other subjects too. Potential links to Artsmark Award are provided, and we have included tips for adapting activities for pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND).

Some of our Teaching for Creativity Lesson Plans come with additional supporting materials such as hand-outs, images, presentation slides, and CPD modules delivered by the artists who worked on them.