Lesson 4: Transitions and text

Learning about different transition styles, pupils add transitions between the different shots in their videos as well as text on screen

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Learning objective

  • To add text and transitions to a video

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


For pupils needing extra support: limit the number of transitions, sounds and images added to enable them to still achieve a finished piece


Pupils working at greater depth: should include lots of transitions and text on screen.

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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