Lesson 4: Extending my animation

Pupils add a new, additional character to their animations and continue to create their stop motion animation, making small changes to the models to ensure a smooth animation

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To create a stop motion animation and include a second character

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: can be in charge of referring back to their storyboard to make sure their group tells the story through the animation.


Pupils working at greater depth: should constantly review the animation to identify any frames that need to be deleted and should include multiple sets or 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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