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Y5 Term 5 Surrealism

National Curriculum Content

  •  Become proficient in painting techniques.
  •  Know about great artists and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.


Lesson Objectives

  1. Investigate surrealism.
  2. Investigate the work of the surrealist artists, such as Salvador Dali.
  3. Use a range of materials to express ideas and dreams in the style of surrealist artists.


What we want children to know

  • Surrealism depicts various unrelated elements put together in any order depending on the artists view.


What skills we want children to develop

  • Produce increasingly detailed preparatory sketches for painting and other work.
  • Work directly from observation or imagination with confidence.
  • Take into account the properties of media being used.



Surrealism, gallery, dream, bizarre, landscape, image


Artist studied: Salvador Dali