Lesson 4: Stop motion creation

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

Before the lesson


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Learning objectives

  • To create a stop motion animation

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
  • use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output

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' progression and understanding


Created by:
Sarah Vaughan,  
Computing specialist
Sarah has 13 years of experience teaching in a primary school and leading computing.   She now works as a Subject Matter Expert for the NCCE across the East Midlands. In this role, she supports primary schools with bespoke training…
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