Lesson 5: Mouse control - clicking and dragging

Further developing mouse skills, to include the ability to click and drag

Learning objectives

  • To learn what a mouse is and to develop basic mouse skills such as moving and clicking

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

  • Playing and exploring
  • Active learning

 

Outcomes taken from Development Matters, 2021. 

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

Before the lesson

Activity

Teacher notes

Key vocabulary

Observations

Next steps

To use the keyboard to spell simple familiar words. 

To move and use the mouse with increased accuracy, including clicking, releasing and dragging.

To log in and log out independently.

Note any specific next steps for individual children.

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