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Wantage Minecraft Club sessions began on 20 September 2014 at 1.30 PM. We met on a weekly basis at the Butler Centre for at least 6-8 sessions. In our second year we were focussing on building Wantage in Minecraft. In 2016/2017 we are working worth parents and children on improving our Safe Internet Practice skills during our sessions at the Mix. We also run LEGO® group at the Vale & Downland Museum.

Please email sylwiapresley@gmail.com for more information about current activities and future sessions.

 

 

WHAT IS ON IN 2016/2017 – please book your space in advance! 

2016
1 October
Vale & Downland  Museum: 9.30-10.30am – LEGO® group: Autumn
The Mix: 12-1pm – Family workshop (Minecraft free play, discussion for parents): How to manage our screen time and train our will power?
12 November
Vale & Downland  Museum: 9.30-10.30am – LEGO® group: Space and Star Wars
The Mix:  12-1pm – Family workshop (Minecraft free play, discussion for parents):  How to choose safe games?
3 December
Vale & Downland  Museum: 9.30-10.30am – LEGO® group: Christmas and LEGO® Secret Santa
The Mix:  12-1pm – Family workshop (Minecraft free play, discussion for parents):  Celebrating family with tech

2017

21 January
Vale & Downland  Museum: 9.30-10.30am – LEGO® group: Transport
The Mix: 12-1pm – Family workshop (Minecraft free play, discussion for parents):  How to manage tech addiction?
25 February
Vale & Downland  Museum: 9.30-10.30am – LEGO® group: Fairy Tales and Magic
The Mix: 12-1pm – Family workshop (Minecraft free play, discussion for parents): Digital literacy
25 March
Vale & Downland  Museum: 9.30-10.30am – LEGO® group: Nature
The Mix: 12 – 1pm – Family workshop (Minecraft free play, discussion for parents):  Online bullying
22 April
Vale & Downland  Museum: 9.30-10.30am – LEGO® group: Superheroes and LEGO® Mini-figures
The Mix: 12- 1pm – Family workshop (Minecraft free play, discussion for parents):  Building trust
20 May
Vale & Downland  Museum: 9.30-10.30am – LEGO® Group: Past, Present and Future
The Mix: 12 – 1pm -Family workshop (Minecraft free play, discussion for parents): Importance of play
17 June
Vale & Downland  Museum: 9.30-10.30am: LEGO® Group: Architecture
The Mix: 12 – 1pm – Family workshop (Minecraft free play, discussion for parents): Games and positive psychology
8 July
Vale & Downland  Museum: 9.30-10.30am: LEGO® Group: preparing submissions for LEGO® Expo
The Mix: 12 -1pm – Family workshop (Minecraft free play, discussion for parents):  Tech=tools
Summer 2017
Vale & Downland  Museum: Wantage LEGO® Expo: 22 July to 5 August (Opening Day: 22 July)
Tickets: to be announced in spring 2017

 

 

 

WHAT WAS ON IN 2015/2016

Wantage Summer Festival 2016 events

  1. Minecraft Literature – Grove Library June 27, 2016 at 5pm – 6pm
  2. Minecraft Literature – Wantage Library June 17, 2016 at 6pm – 7pm
  3. Wantage in Minecraft – Grove Library  June 13, 2016 at 4pm – 5pm
  4. Wantage in Minecraft – Wantage Library June 20, 2016 at 4pm – 5pm
  5. Wantage LEGO® Exhibition – Vale & Downland Museum
  6. Minecraft Day  – Toy Planet Collectors

Autumn 2015:

  • Butler Centre (£3 per child/£2 per child for club members, parents attend for free and are asked to stay with us too, siblings are welcome too) – please bring a device with Minecraft installed on it, including tablets as we work offline.
  • Vale & Dowland Museum (free sessions for parents, children are welcome too) – don’t bring Minecraft unless you can show us your work in 5 seconds;), our Museum sessions are dedicated to board games – we love those too!
  • Wantage Library (free sessions for everyone) – please bing a device with Minecraft installed on it – a  laptop or a tablet

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Sessions in 2015/2016:

September 2015:

  • 13.09, 2-4.30pm – Heritage Day, Vale & Downland Museum (6 club members)
  • 26.09, 9-10am – WPC session for Children on Autistic Spectrum (£3 per child, £2 per child for club members), Butler Centre
  • 26.09, 10am-midday – WPC session for children with parents (£3 per child, £2 per child for club members), children and parents from earlier session are welcome to stay, Butler Centre

October 2015:

  • 5.10, 16.45-17.30pm – Wantage Library session for children with parents (free)  – in partnership with Wantage Library
  • 10.10, 11am-1pm – Vale and Downland Museum, Board Games Meetup for everyone (free) – in partnership with Vale & Downland Museum and Toy Planet Games Shop
  • 17.10, 9-10am – WPC session for Children on Autistic Spectrum (£3 per child, £2 per child for club members), Butler Centre
  • 17.10, 10am-midday – WPC session for children with parents (£3 per child, £2 per child for club members), children and parents from earlier session are welcome to stay, Butler Centre

November 2015:

  • 2.11, 16.45-17.30pm – Wantage Library session for children with parents (free) – in partnership with Wantage Library
  • 7.11, 11am-1pm – Vale and Downland Museum, Board Games Meetup for everyone (free) – in partnership with Vale & Downland Museum and Toy Planet Games Shop
  • 14.11, 9-10am – WPC session for Children on Autistic Spectrum (£3 per child, £2 per child for club members), Butler Centre
  • 14.11, 10am-midday – WPC session for children with parents (£3 per child, £2 per child for club members), children and parents from earlier session are welcome to stay, Butler Centre

December 2015:

  • 5.12, 11am-1pm – Vale and Downland Museum, Board Games Meetup for everyone (free) – in partnership with Vale & Downland Museum and Toy Planet Games Shop
  • 7.12, 16.45-17.30pm – Wantage Library session for children with parents (free) – in partnership with Wantage Library
  • 12.12, 9-10am – WPC session for Children on Autistic Spectrum (£3 per child, £2 per child for club members), Butler Centre
  • 12.12, 10am-midday – WPC session for children with parents (£3 per child, £2 per child for club members), children and parents from earlier session are welcome to stay, Butler Centre

January 2016:

  • 9.01, 11am-1pm – Vale and Downland Museum, Board Games Meetup for everyone (free) – in partnership with Vale & Downland Museum and Toy Planet Games Shop
  • 11.01, 16.45-17.30pm – Wantage Library session for children with parents (free) – in partnership with Wantage Library
  • 16.01, 9-10am – WPC session for Children on Autistic Spectrum (£3 per child, £2 per child for club members), Butler Centre
  • 16.01, 10am-midday – WPC session for children with parents (£3 per child, £2 per child for club members), children and parents from earlier session are welcome to stay, Butler Centre

February 2016:

  • 1.02, 16.45-17.30pm – Wantage Library session for children with parents (free) – in partnership with Wantage Library
  • 6.02, 9-10am – WPC session for Children on Autistic Spectrum (£3 per child, £2 per child for club members), Butler Centre
  • 6.02, 10am-midday – WPC session for children with parents (£3 per child, £2 per child for club members), children and parents from earlier session are welcome to stay, Butler Centre

 

Please refer to our calendar of events here or scroll down to subscribe to our newsletter for more information.

We are still building Wantage in Minecraft so email us for more details – sylwiapresley@gmail.com.

 

Our Past Activities: 

Topics for Summer 2015: 

  • Build a robot!
  • Handwriting and Word Art
  • Building Wantage in Minecraft open Sessions for Club Members

Topics for Spring 2015 (full spring brochure here – check it out to find out more about us):

  • Minecraft and online journalism- video making
  • Coding & Minecraft
  • Minecraft & German language
  • Maths & Minecraft

Topics for Autumn 2014:

  • Experimenting with building and crafting on your own devices (offline)
  • Safe Internet Practice, tech and health (preparing to play online in Realms, basic rules of how much time we should be spending online, healthy posture)
  • Science and Minecraft (crystals, architecture, plants and animals, geography and map reading)
  • Maths (multiplying, counting, planning constructions, using Minecraft to learn times tables)
  • Literacy (journal writing, writing a Minecraft story, typing vs hand writing, writing crafting instructions)
  • Arts and crafts (3D modelling, paper crafts, designing your avatars, Minecraft skins, Minecraft decorations)
  • History (King Alfred and his times in Wantage, Minecraft resource packs)