Last year, we debated whether or not Minecraft could or should be used to help our learning in School (see more on this here: http://5tanfieldlea.weebly.com/blog/minecraft-yes-or-no).
After a heated discussion, we came to the conclusion that trying it out was the best approach, and many of us enjoyed using Mojang's App to help support our developments in Literacy and Numeracy (more details at: http://5tanfieldlea.weebly.com/blog/minecraft-literacy-and-numeracy).
Continuing this, we have now ventured back into the block filled world to demonstrate our understanding of Norman castles. The class worked in small groups to create their own representation of a Norman castle. They were encouraged to include as many of the features that they could recall and to document their work using PicCollage. Below are some examples of the children's work.