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Our Aims & Objectives

  • To enable children to record from first-hand experience and from imagination, selecting their own ideas to use in their work.
  • To develop creativity and imagination through a range of disciplines such as painting, drawing and sculpture.
  • To improve our children’s ability to control materials, tools and techniques
  • To increase their critical awareness of the roles and purposes of art during different times, cultures, artists and artistic movements.
  • To develop increasing confidence in the use of visual and tactile elements and materials
  • To foster an enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts as well as knowledge of artists, crafts people and designers.


Teaching & Learning

At Leatherhead Trinity we use variety of teaching and learning styles in Art lessons.  These are linked very closely with our topic allowing for cross-curricular links to be made. Our principal aim is to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding in Art.  We ensure that the act of investigating and making something includes exploring and developing ideas, and evaluation and developing work.  We do this best through a mixture of whole-class teaching and individual/group activities.  Teachers draw attention to good examples as models for other children.  They encourage children to evaluate their own ideas and methods, as well as the work of others, sharing what they think and feel about them.  Within lessons, we give children the opportunity to work on their own and collaborate with others on projects in two and three dimensions and on different scales.  Children also have the opportunity to use a wide range of materials and resources, including ICT.


Useful websites

Art & Design Week December 2015: Winter Wonderland

Take One Picture


At Leatherhead Trinity we used the National Gallery's 'Take One Picture' painting and have used it to inspire our learning.  Below is a 'virtual exhibition' of all of the fin we had and work that we produced.


'A Roman Triumph' by Peter Paul Rubens

Year 2 Fox Class

In Year 2 we explored 'A Roman Triumph'. We looked carefully to see how many things we could find in the picture and then discussed what could be happening. We completed different activities based on the picture, including: 

  • "Jumping into the picture" - We put ourselves into the position of one of the characters and considered how they may feel, what they may be saying and what they may be thinking. 
  • Looked closely at the picture and sculpted our partner so they looked like one of the characters. 
  • Designed our own mats for one of the elephants to wear during the celebration. 
  • Designed the other half of the picture. We either replicated what was in the original picture or included images that we believe represent modern celebrations.