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

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To develop mouse skills

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
  • Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should use only one Clipart file.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should use multiple Clipart files and investigate using the ‘Snap’ tools to align images.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Cat Lamin,  
Computing specialist
Cat was a committed primary school teacher for twelve years. After starting her independent consultancy ‘Crossover Solutions’ she has travelled to Argentina, Brazil and America to share her wealth of knowledge of computer science with other teachers. Her enjoyment for…
Find out more
Lesson 1: Logging in Previous Lesson