Minecraft – What is it?
The concept is simple: players build with 3D cubes (a bit like virtual LEGO) in an infinite sandbox game world, with no specific goals or levels to beat. Players simply explore, find natural resources, build and craft tools. In survival mode, players need to make sure they find food and other necessities while protecting themselves from monsters. But in creative mode, the sky is the limit, with endless resources and health, no enemies, and the ability to fly freely around the game world.
It’s a fun game, and once played, it’s easy to see why it has captured the imaginations of players young and old. But it also has the potential to be an incredibly effective learning tool for team building, managing resources and digital citizenship. To find out more about the benfits of Minecraft, please use the link below:
Mr. White runs Minecraft Club on a Friday from 3.15pm to 4.30pm. The club is open to years 4, 5 and 6 due to the level of understanding required using the software. Each club runs for a half-term and then letters are sent out for children interested in joining up for the next term.
In Minecraft Club we work in teams to complete a range of exciting challenges such as: building a 'Monster-proof Hotel' for all team members; building self-sufficient tree-houses, underground bunkers or farmsteads; exploring ancient lost lands and discovering exciting new worlds; the possiblities are endless! Here are some photos from our first Minecraft Club sessions.