This idea can work across all areas of the school, though this particular animation was completed with a Year 1 class.
Focus on a class book, we read the Curious Fish.
Split your class into various team members such as:
Artists (to create background and characters)
Animators (those that move the characters around the film)
Camera people (Children who will take each photos)
This is a process and can not be completed quickly. Here are some tips
Mark where you place your tripod, so it can be placed back in the exact position each time.
Use blue tac to attached characters as this is easily moved around.