Lesson 3: Drawing shapes

Developing mouse skills - with the introduction of the drag and drop technique - to create paintings in the style of Kandinsky.

Learning objective

  • To use mouse skills to draw and edit 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’

See National curriculum - Computing key stages 1 and 2.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support

Draw three concentric circles and think carefully about the colours used.

Pupils working at greater depth

Should be challenged to draw squares to go behind each group of circles to make the artwork more like Kandinsky.

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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