Multimedia is the newest addition to our curriculum and specialist teaching provision at Sandringham. We have decided to focus on Animation, and every child from Reception to Year 6 has the opportunity to take part in a 6 week project during the year.
Animation is an exciting and popular area of multimedia, and this experience gives our children the chance to combine and develop new and existing skills in technology, creativity, literacy and problem solving.
Last year children enjoyed an introduction to the history and principles of simple animation, before learning how to create short animated sequences or a film for themselves. They learnt how to use animation software and audio-visual equipment and experimented with basic and more advanced techniques of animated film making.
Children now have access to a dedicated animation studio where they can work in smaller groups to develop their skills and experience. So far this year children have collaborated on class projects such as retelling well-known stories from Ancient Greece, explaining how fossils are made and choreographing pieces of 'trash' to music!
Animation isn't just a fun way to develop new and existing skills, it nurtures and encourages a new and inclusive language for creative expression. It provides a genuine chance for collaboration, the use of technology and real enrichment opportunities for children's wider topic work.
Co-operative - Children develop their abilities to co-operate when working in small groups.
Ambitious - Children are encouraged to be ambitious when they engage in this new activity for the first time.
Resilient - Children learn to be resilient during the often problematic and time-consuming process of animation.
Positive - Children are very motivated by the opportunity to explore and discover new ways to be creative in their learning.
OUR ANIMATED FILMS – 2015/16
Here are a selection of the animated films made by the children of Sandringham Primary so far this year. We are very proud of their achievements so far, and excited about the possibilities to come. We hope that you enjoy them too!
Please visit our Archive Page to watch all the animated films made by Sandringham children in 2014-15.
Also keep checking the school blog to follow the progress and process of our film making.