Wrenshot Lane
WA16 6NW


High Legh Primary School

Stop Frame Animation

This computing topic will enthuse pupils in learning the following:

Using a range of techniques to create a stop-frame animation using tablets. Next, they will apply those skills to create a story-based animation. This unit will conclude with learners adding other types of media to their animation, such as music and text.


The topic will open with a discussion on whether pupils think a picture can move. Exploring animated films and video still framing. They will learn about simple animation techniques and create their own animations in the style of flip books (flick books) using sticky notes.


Next pupils create their own flip book–style animations. In this lesson, they will develop this knowledge and apply it to make a stop-frame animation using a tablet.

The next stage will be using tablets to animate some of our own stories. Tell the learners that during this lesson they will create a storyboard showing the characters, settings and events that they would like to include in their own stop-frame animation 

Tablets will be used to carefully create stop-frame animations, paying attention to consistency.

Pupils will create their own stop-frame animations.  They will then evaluate their animations and try to improve them by creating a brand-new animation based on their feedback.

Finally we hope to add other media and effects into the animations, such as music and text.