Lesson 2: Truisms

After exploring the idea of truisms, children create their own piece of art by matching a truism with powerful photography to mirror its message.

Learning objective

  • To use text and image together to create meaningful and powerful photo posters

National curriculum

  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • To improve their mastery of art and design techniques

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should be encouraged to keep their idea simple so that they have sufficient time to complete the activity.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should be encouraged to experiment with different effects and explain their final choices in depth.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


Created by:
Kapow Primary, 
Art & Design specialist