Getting started

In this topic, children are introduced to using computers more purposefully, learning how to login and navigate around a computer, develop their mouse skills, learn how to drag, drop, click and control their 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 in to school computers and tinker with the website Sketchpad

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Lesson 2: Click and drag

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

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Lesson 3: Drawing shapes

Expanding on their work from the previous lessons, children learn how to use drag and drop to create paintings in the style of Kandinsky, by layering concentric shapes

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Lesson 4: Drawing a story

In this lesson, children use their digital painting skills to create pictures to retell a scene from the story of the Three Little Pigs

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Lesson 5: Self-portrait

Having learnt a variety of different digital painting skills, children finish the topic by bringing together all that they have learnt to create a digital self-portrait

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