Improving mouse skills

Using computers more purposefully is introduced; learning how to login and navigate around a computer; developing mouse skills; learning how to drag, drop, click and control a cursor to create works of art inspired by Kandinsky and self-portraits

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Lesson 1: Logging in

Learning about computers and their role in the modern world. Pupils log into school computers and tinker with the website Sketchpad

Learning Objective

To log into a computer and access a website

Lesson 2: Click and drag skills

After exploring different styles of art, including digital art with the use of Sketchpad to create digital prints, while developing mouse skills in the process

Learning Objective

To develop mouse skills

Lesson 3: Drawing shapes

Further development of mouse skills with the introduction of the drag and drop technique to create paintings in the style of Kandinsky, using layered concentric shapes

Learning Objective

To use mouse skills to draw and manipulate shapes

Lesson 4: Drawing a story

Mouse skills learnt so far are put to the test through the development of digital painting techniques to create pictures that retell a scene from a well-known story

Learning Objective

To use a range of tools to create desired effects

Lesson 5: Self-portrait

A variety of different digital painting skills learnt so far are used in the creation of a digital self-portrait, where the introduction of decomposition skills are required to breakdown facial features into simple shapes

Learning Objective

To understand how to layer shapes to create an image

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources