Lesson 2: Planning an animation

Pupils storyboard their own animation, decomposing the action that they want to include to enable them to plan their filming

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Learning objective

  • To plan my stop motion video, thinking about the characters I want to use

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 the simpler Activity: Storyboard worksheet that requires pictures.


Pupils working at greater depth: should consider having more than one scene and multiple characters in their animation.

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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