Finally, after a lot of discussion earlier in the year, we will be taking a day to explore the education potential of Minecraft.
So many of you argued 'for' the game and fought of some excellent counter arguments by the girls.
Minecraft Monday will include.
Literacy: diary keeping / note making for descriptive writing and diary entires later in the week.
Numeracy: including area, perimeter, ratio, proportion, fractions, decimals and percentages.
Literacy: Non-chronological report writing - creating an information page in the style of the ever so popular books that have appeared in class all year long.
Below is our original discussion post (please not we can't add comments to this thread any more)
Digging Minecraft Style!
What a great debate. However, voting is now CLOSED! Thankyou to everyone who took part.
If you would like to join the debate, you will need to put your persuasive writing skills to the test and present an argument supporting Minecraft. Alternatively, you may wish to voice your opinions arguing against the game.
To take part you need to post your argument online or bring a hand written or printed version to the Year 5 classroom (it will be put on our 'Extended Learning Wall').
Remember a good arguments will include:
-An opening paragraph or statement introducing your point of view.
-Paragraphs explaining each argument for or against. (Include facts to support your arguments and remember strong openers and connectives too!)
-A concluding sentence or paragraph summing up what you think!
I look forward to reading your ideas! (Not in Year 5? No problem. Feel free to take part as the discussion is open to all)
After some thought and reading pupil ideas for the use of Minecraft in the classroom, here are a few of the possibilities. I think there is plenty of potential.