Are you looking for a quick writing idea to try out with your class? This idea has lots of potential and your children will love it. We will start by explaining just what a lantern poem is and then look at some ideas you might want to try […]
Imagine the day when taking the register in your classroom could be more fun. Read on and you will see how you and your class can create a brand new, personal and fun class register.
The tetractys is a triangular figure consisting of ten points arranged in four rows: one, two, three, and four points in each row, which is the geometrical representation of the fourth triangular number. It was an important mystical symbol to the secret worship of the Pythagoreans. The Tetractys, […]
Here is a great idea for you to try out with your class. Take a simple Nursery Rhyme and make it ridiculously long-winded and complicated!
This quick writing idea is just one of many that David, our poet in residence here at Goodeyedeers, has put into his new book ‘Cracking Creative Writing’ published by Brilliant Publications.
In this video for teachers David Horner, our very own children’s poet in residence here at Goodeyedeers, talks you through a variety of poetry writing ideas all using the word ‘when’.
We have some spooktacular writing resources available in the Goodeyedeers Shop. Each one packed with ideas to help you have a great lesson with your children.
Despite being one of the best known names around the world, we know very little about the man himself. Here is just some of what we don’t know:
As well as being known for enriching English Literature with his fantastic plays and sonnets, William Shakespeare also contributed something else to the world – he coined and used some absolutely excellent insults throughout his work.
Alliterating Tongue Twisters We all know about Peter Piper and the pickled peppers he picked but have you ever wondered what happened to those pickled peppers? This entertaining video from HISHE Kids will tell you, in detail, the whole sorry plot! And, afterwards we have some ideas you […]
Jabberwocky – Making Sense of Nonsense This is one of our most popular resources. It is aimed at children in upper KS2 and lower KS3 and looks at the nonsensical poem Jabberwocky and suggests a fun way to disect the poem, line by line, and put some sort […]
What Is Semaphore? This is a way of sending messages using flags. These flags are usually square, each one divided diagonally, with each half in two contrasting colours, normally red and yellow. The name comes from two Greek words: sema, meaning ‘sign’ and phero, meaning ‘to bear’ or […]