Digital Core at Sir Martin Frobisher Academy

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Over the past two months, Signals have had the great pleasure of working with a year 5 class known as – Enterprise at Sir Martin Frobisher Academy in Jaywick, creating a short animation about William Shakespeare on a time travel quest.

Digital Core is a 2-year – Paul Hamlyn Foundation funded project, which aims to improve attainment in Maths and Literacy for key stage 2 children through the creation of digital films and games.

Working with animation tutor Emma Curtis and Deputy Head Mr G we used Maths challenges as a way to change the scenes in the animation. William Shakespeare has to solve four Maths challenges throughout the animation. The children developed the scenes and learned how to animate from creating their initial storyboards, to making the characters, props, backgrounds and using the animation software.

Below is a photo diary of our time with Enterprise:

Storyboarding

 

George proudly presents his Globe Theatre drawing – a background in one of the scenes.

 

Working on the Maths challenges

 

Display board in Sir Martin Frobisher Academy

 

Queen Elizabeth character for the animation

 

Market Scene

 

River Thames scene

 

Animating the boats on the river Thames scene

 

Animating the royal carriage

 

Paradise Island

 

Rosie playing with the characters Queen Elizabeth and William Shakespeare

 

William Shakespeare being animated falling off a cliff

 

Digital Core is a 2-year – Paul Hamlyn Foundation funded project, which aims to improve attainment in Maths and Literacy for key stage 2 children through the creation of digital films and games.