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

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

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Stick to circles and think carefully about colours used. Aim to draw at least three circles one inside the other.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to describe shapes without looking at them. Should consider drawing squares to go behind circles to make the artwork more like Kandinsky and to try and adjust the position of the squares to place them at the back of the artwork.

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…
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