Do you enjoy Christmas riddles or do they drive you mad? In this post we have 21 of our favourite Christmas riddles to share with your class. Have fun!Continue reading “Christmas Riddles to Make You Smile or Groan”
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.Continue reading “How To Make Taking The Register More Exciting”
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!Continue reading “Get Your Class To Write Nursery Rhymes For Grown-Ups”
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:Continue reading “What Do You Know About William Shakespeare?”
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 of sense to it – well, almost!Continue reading “Making Sense of Jabberwocky”
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 their own poetry.
We have recreated some of these session in the four ‘Bring A Poet Into Your Classroom’ resource packages that can be found at the Goodeyedeers Shop on TES.Continue reading “Bring A Poet Into Your Classroom”
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 great fun with.Continue reading “How To Get Your Children To Write Poems About Their Hands and Feet”
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!Continue reading “Writing A Song With Reception Children”
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.Continue reading “11 Great Ideas For Exploring Colour Poems”
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 letters, while children in Cambodia must have one heck of a struggle coping with all of the 45 letters in their Khmer alphabet.Continue reading “An Alphabet Full Of Silent Letters”
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…Continue reading “How To Have Fun With The Alphabet and Writing Haiku Poems”
Strange isn’t it that once children have learned – and learned to use – the alphabet, it rarely gets looked at again. It just gets absorbed into the larger matters of literacy and isn’t seen as an item in its own right.
That seems a shame, especially given its age and history – Roman in origin but named for the first letters of the Greek alphabet, alpha and beta.Continue reading “8 Interesting Things To Do With The Alphabet”