Lesson 3: Creating an animation

Pupils take the first few shots of their film, making small movements between frames and following their story boards

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To create the beginning of my stop motion animation

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: could work in mixed ability teams, but make sure that children take it in turns to complete each role within the group still.


Pupils working at greater depth: should be encouraged to think about whether they will need to alter their story to make it easier to animate.

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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