Minecraft English Ages 5-6: Official Workbook (Minecraft Education) Paperback – 4 Nov. 2021
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The only official Minecraft English book for children aged 5-6!
Children embark on a Minecraft adventure in each English topic, using their skills and knowledge to complete the tasks and earn rewards.
This is a write-in English practice workbook which uses the Minecraft game as a mechanism for practising the key English skills covered in Year 1.
- Accomplish English activities to help Minecraft characters on their missions
- Explore different biomes in each topic
- Earn emeralds as you work through the book, and choose how you spend them
- Go hardcore with challenging questions
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Minecraft English and maths official workbooks
Children aged 5-11 embark on a Minecraft adventure in English and maths topics.
- Write-in practice workbooks
- Practice key skills covered in Year 1
- Earn rewards by completing activities
My son has gone from really disliking English topic to thoroughly enjoying it and looking forward to his topic each day now. This is all down to using your Minecraft books as part of our English work. So we cannot thank you enough.
Review from Becky, home educator
- Publisher : Collins (4 Nov. 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 64 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0008462801
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008462802
- Reading age : 5 - 7 years, from customers
- Dimensions : 21 x 0.3 x 29.7 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 6,915 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 December 2021
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This series is ideal for fans of Minecraft to give a boost at Year 1 English skills. Answers are provided at the back and they are clear to follow. The paper in this workbook is good quality and pens don’t tend to bleed through.
At the start of the workbook there is a clear explanation for parents and it indicates that parental support may be required for explaining. The book follows the characters of Tom and Eva on an adventure where you collect emeralds for correct answers. These can be ‘exchanged’ on the final page at a market. I like that harder questions on the pages are indicated with a heart, as this provides a visual prompt for children that they will find it more challenging. Collecting emeralds are based on correct answers, so parents need to mark the work quite regularly so children can see how much they are accumulating.
Topics covered include: days of the week, punctuation, creative writing, phonics and spellings.
There are lots of bright pictures that will appeal to children however, some pages have a lot of writing, especially as the ‘story’ develops. This is where additional support for children is likely to be required.
This is a nice idea: it’s a Minecraft story and a workbook. It’s an engaging workbook that covers a range of skills that are appropriately challenging. However, I think it would be better if there was slightly less dense text to appeal to all reading abilities. Furthermore, I think the final section is quite challenging, where the activities focus on composition and creative writing; this is where I anticipate most adult support will be required.
The books themselves are A4 and have a good thickness of paper so the answers do not bleed through. A typical question will be asked but with a slight Minecraft twist. You are rewarded with emeralds, that you can 'spend' at the end. Throughout there are some images taken from the game and there is a story that follows a Minecraft character giving you a sense of accomplishment when you are done.
The Minecraft skin of the book won't fool more observant children as these are proper maths and English questions that are being posed. They have the structure of modern learning i.e., prescribed. The kids got on better with many of the questions than me as I learned in a more freewheeling style. As an aid to reluctant Minecraft fans, they are perfect, but would also suits any child that likes the game and wants some extracurricular work.
As an avid Minecraft fan, he was absolute delighted to receive this book and has been really engaged with it.
Adult or older sibling help is required quite a bit with this book — far more than for the maths version which we also have. As the book progresses, there's a lot more reading and writing skill required, and I feel that it is thus a tad too advanced for the first year of school. I think it’s more appropriate for age 6-7.
There are a lot of pictures, which are helpful in keeping a child interested, and topics include days of the week, punctuation, creative writing, phonics and spelling.
At £3.99, it is very reasonably priced, but I would recommend for the slightly older than recommended age of 5-6.
Thanks for reading my review. I hope you found it helpful.
Update: the reading each task needs gets them doing sneaky extra reading too. Win!
The book has hearts on harder questions to show the child that they may find a question a little tricky, this is good as it stops the confidence being affected. You are able to 'collect' gems for correct answers which add up and you can use them to exchange on the final pages.
Some of the questions were great fun and really got my little ones brain working. The book is good qaulity and the pages are quite thick.