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Animation Toolkit

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Animation is a fantastic tool to use when exploring almost any theme or subject from French to fractions, Healthy Eating to History.

Using animation as a way of further investigation or cross-curricular exploration, encourages creativity and teamwork in a focussed and concentrated setting.


These resources offer some easy-to use techniques for getting started with animation in the classroom. 

Curriculum Links:

The resources can be used for many different subjects including:

KS2 History, Literacy, Citizenship, RE, Science, Technology

KS2/3 English and Cross Curricular themed work


They could be useful in the following units:


KS2 Art & Design:
Unit 3a Portraying Relationships

Unit 4a Viewpoints

Unit 4c Journeys

Unit 6a People in Action


KS3 Art & Design:
Unit 7a Self-image

Unit 7c Recreating Landscapes

Unit 8b Animating Art


Learning Outcomes:

Skills, Knowledge and Understanding

Young people will be introduced to a variety of aspects of moving image study. They will learn how to use a variety of specific animation techniques: how to make a drawn and a cut-out animation, how to make a pixellation and how to create animatics. They will gain an appreciation of how animation can be used as creative tool for the exploration of a range of themes and subjects.


Enjoyment, Inspiration and Creativity

Young people will be given opportunities to acquire new skills in an exciting and enjoyable forum. They will be encouraged to experiment with new ideas and take measured risks in order to achieve a creative outcome.

Activity, Behaviour and Progression

Young people will be encouraged to develop their capacity for working in a team with shared roles and responsibilities. They will develop an interest in and appreciation of animation in a wider context. 

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