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 […]
Here is a fun activity for that first day back at school and a great way to get your class to tell you something about themselves.
David Horner, our poet in residence here at Goodeyedeers, used to be a freelance children’s poet visiting schools up and down the country. A typical session in school would consist of reading some of his poems and then leading workshops with different classes to get the children writing […]
In this one, David Horner talks you through getting your children to write a poem about their hands. (The same idea can also be used to write poems about their feet.) This is a quick and easy idea to get your children writing, and one they will have […]
In this short video we will talk you through a great lesson for you to try out with your reception children. The whole class will work together to create an entertaing song thye can then perform to others. They are going to love it! We hope you enjoyed […]
Are You Looking For Inspiration? As a busy teacher are you sometimes looking for quick and easy writing ideas that the children will love and will give you some amazing results? Then we have the answer for you.
In this post we will look at the poem ‘Round and Round’ by Richard Edwards and then explore 11 ways in which the poem might be used.
Is This A Football Score? Hawaii 12 Cambodia 74 No, not a football score, though we’d like to have been there if it was! No, it’s matters alphabetical again and those are the numbers of letters in the countries’ alphabets. Heaven knows how Hawaiians manage with just 12 […]
In this post we are going to give you some ideas to use with your class to get them working with the alphabet and writing some haiku poems. But first of all a question… Are You An Abecedarian? The simple answer is – yes, you are.
Rhyming teaches children how language works. It helps them notice and work with the sounds within words. It also helps them experience the rhythm of language. As they become familiar with rhyming pieces they learn to anticipate the rhyming word. This is helping them with making predictions.
Storytelling predates writing. The earliest forms of storytelling were usually oral combined with gestures and expressions. Some archaeologists believe cave art may have served as a form of storytelling for many ancient cultures.