Today (Friday the 8th) Year 6 went to the Media museum , where they learnt all about animation. Full of wonder, they set off on a coach journey and fifteen minutes later they arrived. After putting their lunch and coats away, the fun began: first of all they headed up to the arcade area where they all got to play with machines and computer systems from all ages. A lady called Dawn came and met Year 6 in the arcade and took them through the building until they arrived at the animation class room. On the way, they got told about how puppets are put together – some with an inner skeleton and some just made out of clay. Also about the story of two teenagers who created Morph and went on to become very famous.
In the class, the first thing they did was learn paces of how a clay ball moves: if they wanted it to move slowly, you moved the ball little by little and fast you would make it take large steps. They then got taught about how to make the ball look like it was a bounce ball- we used a piece of wire that was moulded into some clay to put the ball at different levels. Finally it was lunch! Year Six walked through the public area and went and to eat.
To finish the of the day, they got to make their own animation with all the skills they had learnt. It had to be based around a black hole and a episode of Morph. Year Six really enjoyed the trip and wanted to do it all over.
By Emily Mae