Lesson 3: Mouse control

Learning what a mouse is and developing control when using a mouse

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

  • To learn what a mouse is and to develop basic mouse skills such as moving and clicking.
  • To use a simple online paint tool to create digital art.

EYFS outcomes

Physical development

  • Develop their small motor skills so that they can use a range of tools competently, safely and confidently.

 

Characteristics of Effective Learning

  • Active learning

 

Outcomes taken from Development Matters, 2021. 

ELGs taken from the new statutory framework for the EYFS, 2021. 

Activity

Teacher notes

Key vocabulary

Observations

Next steps

To continue to develop basic mouse skills such as moving and clicking.

To use a simple online paint tool to create digital art.

Note any specific next steps for individual children.

Created by:
Sophie Pickles,  
Computing specialist
Sophie is an expert Early Years consultant. She has spent many years both teaching in Reception and leading, in her role of Head of Early Years and senior manager at an outstanding-rated, child-led setting. Sophie now works with many national educational…
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