Stop motion animation - Option 1: Stop Motion

Pupils learn how to create animations, storyboarding their ideas and decomposing the story into small parts of action to be captured using Stop Motion Studio.

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: Animation explored

Children explore the original forms of animation, including the flip book, zoetrope and thaumatrope, before having a go at making one of these toys themselves

Lesson 2: Exploring stop motion

Taking inspiration from the Wallace and Gromit animations, pupils create their own stop motion animations

Lesson 3: Planning my stop motion project

Children think of a simple story idea for their animation then decompose it into smaller parts to create a storyboard with simple characters

Lesson 4: Stop motion creation

Children learn about 'decomposition' and decompose their animation using a storyboard, making it easier to film

Lesson 5: Editing my stop motion project

Children edit their animation films using a range of features, explaining how their group achieved particular effects and evaluating the project as whole

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources