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.
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.
What Is 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 […]
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’.
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:
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 […]
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.