Computational Thinking and Creativity

Block E - Animations

Understand the timeline of the main developments since the invention of the World Wide Web. Learn about the great creative minds and internet entrepreneurs who have contributed to the biggest innovations. Be inspired and solve your own challenges! Create webpages, develop a fantasy football database, use 3D modelling software, design a stop motion animation, create your own computer game and much more!

Design a stop motion animation for young children. Learn about different genres of animation and software you can use; have a go at a flip book animation; learn about what makes a good animation, plan an animation using storyboarding; shoot and edit your group animation, learn about how to avoid common mistakes, peer review the animations, hold an animation premiere event for young children.

This Topic is written for Upper Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Cbeebies challange

Can you design a short stop motion animation for young children? Learn about different genres of animations and have a go at a simple flip book animation.

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02: Animation action!

Learn about what makes a good animation, plan an animation using storyboarding.

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03: Preparing for the premiere!

Shoot and edit your group animation, learn about how to avoid common mistakes, peer review the animations, hold an animation premiere event for young children.