Category: Writing Ideas

Writing ideas and resources for you to use in the classroom.

Get Your Children Writing Tetractys Poetry

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, […]

Making Sense of Jabberwocky

Making Sense of Jabberwocky

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 […]

Writing in Semaphore

How To Write Messages In Semaphore

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 […]