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Welcome to Goodeyedeers - the home of quality resources for primary teachers. Visit us and check out some great ideas. I'm Mike Jackson, a former primary headteacher. I've teamed up with a fellow retiree David Horner who was a freelance children's poet delivering poetry workshops to children and teachers in schools across this country and abroad. Between us, we bring an extensive wealth of knowledge and experience to the task of creating quality resources.

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Welcome to Goodeyedeers - the home of quality resources for primary teachers. Visit us and check out some great ideas. I'm Mike Jackson, a former primary headteacher. I've teamed up with a fellow retiree David Horner who was a freelance children's poet delivering poetry workshops to children and teachers in schools across this country and abroad. Between us, we bring an extensive wealth of knowledge and experience to the task of creating quality resources.
Halloween - PowerPoint Lesson - Writing Spine-Chilling Haiku Poems
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Halloween - PowerPoint Lesson - Writing Spine-Chilling Haiku Poems

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Show your children how to write some great spine-chilling Halloween Haiku poems. Ideal for children in KS2 and lower KS3. The PowerPoint lesson takes you through the process. It starts by explaining what a Haiku poem is and then has the children recognising and counting syllables. They then have a chance to complete some half-finished Haiku. This can be done as a whole class, in pairs or groups or individually. Finally, the children are given some picture prompts to help get them started on writing their own scary Halloween Haiku. The Teachers’ Notes are written in the form of a script explaining what is contained in each slide of the PowerPoint and giving suggestions for you to explore with the children. All the money raised from the sale of this resource we donate to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids. We hope you enjoy this resource. If you do we would much appreciate you leaving us a review and don’t forget to tell your colleagues and friends about us.
Christmas Cards and Envelopes to Make and Colour
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Christmas Cards and Envelopes to Make and Colour

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This PDF contains six different templates/nets for the Christmas card envelopes and ten cards. There are guidelines on how the envelopes should be cut out and assembled. There are six differently patterned envelope nets to choose from. The PDF includes ten Christmas cards (two per page) for the children to cut out, colour and then add their Christmas greetings to before popping them into their envelopes. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a children’s charity called MedEqup4Kids. If you enjoy this resource then we would love a review.
Creative Writing Ideas - Children's Workbook
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Creative Writing Ideas - Children's Workbook

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This resource is designed to be photocopied so that each child has a booklet of interesting writing activities they can complete. It includes ideas and prompts for writing: Haiku poetry - three lines with a total of 17 syllables Cinquain poetry - five-line poems with a total of 22 syllables Etheree poetry - as many lines as you like - line 1 has 1 syllable, line 2 has 2 syllables and so on Twitter Fiction - stories in 140 characters or less Drabbles - exactly 100 word stories Fairy Tales - modern, up to date fairy tales 13 Word Stories - a bakers dozen. Dictionary Stories - using your date of birth and a dictionary to give you three words to include in a story To-Do-Lists - what might the Queen have on her To-Do-List? When the children have completed their booklet they will have 29 original pieces of writing to share with you and the class. If you enjoy this resource then please let us know and don’t forget to tell your friends. Many thanks. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
Mother's Day Poetry Lesson - The Magic Box
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Mother's Day Poetry Lesson - The Magic Box

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In this PowerPoint presentation, our very own children’s poet in residence here at Goodeyedeers, David Horner, will talk your children through a clever way to write a poem for their mum for Mother’s Day. He calls it ‘The Magic Box’ and the idea is based on the poem ‘The Magic Box’ by Kit Wright. The presentation takes the children through the whole process step by step. At the end they will have written a poem about a magic box full of all the things they love about their mums - it is bound to melt the hearts of the mums who receive them. If you and your children enjoy this lesson then watch out for our other Mother’s Day poetry lessons - there will be four in total. We would love to know what you think of our resources, so why not leave us a review. All the money raised from the sale of our resources is donated to a local northwest charity for children called MedEquip4Kids. All the images used are from Pixabay.
Bonfire Night - Writing Explosive Haiku Poems - PowerPoint Lesson
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Bonfire Night - Writing Explosive Haiku Poems - PowerPoint Lesson

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KS2 Poetry Writing A great way to introduce your class to writing Haiku. The PowerPoint takes you through the process. It starts by explaining what a Haiku poem is and then gets the children recognising and counting syllables. They then have a chance to complete some half-finished Haiku. This can be done as a whole class, in pairs or groups or individually. Finally, the children are given some word prompts to help get them started on writing their own Bonfire Night Haiku. The Teachers’ Notes are written in the form of a script explaining what is contained in each slide of the PowerPoint and giving suggestions for you to explore with the children. There is also a section giving you some facts about Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot to share with the children. All the money raised from the sale of this resource we donate to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids. We hope you enjoy this resource. If you do we would much appreciate you leaving us a review and don’t forget to tell your colleagues and friends about us.
Christmas - PowerPoint Lesson - Writing  Cool Christmas Kennings
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Christmas - PowerPoint Lesson - Writing Cool Christmas Kennings

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In this PowerPoint lesson your children will find out how to write wonderful Christmas Kennings poems. Ideal for children in KS2 . The PowerPoint lesson takes the children through the whole process. It starts by explaining what kennings are and their Anglo-Saxon background. They then look at a few modern kennings before being shown how to create some Christmas kennings about Santa. These are then transformed into a poem and then a riddle. Finally, the children are given some picture prompts to help get them started on writing their own magical Christmas kennings. The Teachers’ Notes are written in the form of a script explaining what is contained in each slide of the PowerPoint and giving suggestions for you to explore with the children. Also included with this resource are a set of colour and black and white Christmas writing frames for the children to use when they write out their finished poems and riddles. All the money raised from the sale of this resource we donate to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids. We hope you enjoy this resource. If you do we would much appreciate you leaving us a review and don’t forget to tell your colleagues and friends about us.
Growth Mindset Bookmarks To Colour
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Growth Mindset Bookmarks To Colour

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40 growth mindset bookmarks to colour with a difference. Each one contains an inspiring growth mindset quote, such as: *It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. Just because you haven’t found your talent yet doesn’t mean you don’t have one. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity! Mistakes are proof that you are trying. Believe you can and you are half way there. * … and many more (40 different facts in total). For more great resources check out The Goodeyedeers Shop. All the money raised from the sale of our resources goes to a charity called Medequip4Kids.
Jabberwocky - Making Sense of  Nonsense - Complete Lesson
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Jabberwocky - Making Sense of Nonsense - Complete Lesson

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-UPDATED 2020- Aimed at children in Years 5, 6 and 7. This popular PowerPoint lesson takes the children through the first verse of the poem ‘Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carroll and gives them a strategy for turning this nonsensical poem into one that makes sense - almost! The children have practice in recognising nouns, adjectives and verbs and in using the dictionary to find suitable replacement words. The Teachers’ Notes gives background information to the creation of the poem and in particular, Lewis Carroll’s use of ‘portmanteau words’. They also have a number of suggestions for further activities. There is a document with the text of the poem plus another where Humpty Dumpty explains the first verse of the poem to Alice. According to him, he can - “… explain all the poems that ever were invented - and a good many that haven’t been invented just yet.” If you enjoy this resource then please tell your colleagues and maybe leave us a review. Many thanks. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
Writing Kennings Poetry
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Writing Kennings Poetry

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This free resource is to give you an idea of the quality of resources we are creating at ‘Goodeyedeers.’ It is a full lesson that will show children how to create their own kennings poems. An animated reading of ‘Kennings For Kevin’ by the author David Horner is embedded in the presentation. This reading is also included as a separate mp4 file and could be used as a lesson starter. If you enjoy this then please have a look at our other resources and don’t forget to leaves us a review. Many thanks.
60 Daily Literacy Challenges
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60 Daily Literacy Challenges

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This resource contains 12 weeks’ worth of daily challenges (60 in all). The PowerPoint has the slides in random order and they are designed to be used independently by individuals or groups. It includes: Dictionary Quest - 10 challenges where the children need to use a dictionary. Thinking Skills - 10 challenges where the children can let their imagination go wild! Words Within Words - 10 challenges where the children have a collection of numbered letter tiles with which to make as many words as they can and solve the word the jumbled tiles make. Picture Prompt - 10 challenges using unusual pictures to get the children writing. Five Sentence Stories - 10 challenges here the children have to write a five sentence story but with specific constraints put on each sentence. Word Hunt - 10 challenges where the children are presented with a 3x3 grid containing nine letters. They have to create as many words as they can from those letters and find the nine letter animal. The Goodeyedeers Blog Our blog is the place for lots of free writing ideas and resources. Where To Find Us? On Twitter @goodeyedeers On Pinterest - Goodeyedeers Feedback and Information To be kept updated on future products, updates and sales don’t forget to follow the Goodeyedeers Shop. If you have any queries about this product then contact us and we will get back to you. If you and your children enjoy this product then we would love it if you could leave us a review. Many thanks. All the money raised from the sale of our resources goes to a UK children’s charity called MedEquip4Kids Copyright Information Created by Goodeyedeers © 2020 Single classroom user license. Please do not share or place on the Internet.
Halloween Quiz
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Halloween Quiz

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What do you know about Halloween and its origins? Your children will love this Halloween Quiz with its spooky sound effects. Each question comes with three possible answers - how well will you do. Have fun! All the money raised from the sale of resources here at Goodeyedeers goes to a charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
Christmas - PowerPoint Lesson - Writing Fantastic Seasonal  Haiku Poems
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Christmas - PowerPoint Lesson - Writing Fantastic Seasonal Haiku Poems

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Show your children how to write some fantastic Christmas Haiku poems. Ideal for children in KS2 . The PowerPoint lesson takes you through the process. It starts by explaining what a Haiku poem is and then has the children recognising and counting syllables. They then have a chance to complete some half-finished Haiku. This can be done as a whole class, in pairs or groups or individually. Finally, the children are given some picture prompts to help get them started on writing their own magical Christmas Haiku. The Teachers’ Notes are written in the form of a script explaining what is contained in each slide of the PowerPoint and giving suggestions for you to explore with the children. Also included in this resource pack - a set of Christmas writing frames for the children to use for their completed poems. All the money raised from the sale of this resource we donate to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids. We hope you enjoy this resource. If you do we would much appreciate you leaving us a review and don’t forget to tell your colleagues and friends about us.
Maths Riddle Task Cards - Two-Digit Subtraction - No Regrouping
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Maths Riddle Task Cards - Two-Digit Subtraction - No Regrouping

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Challenge your children with this set of 32 engaging two-digit subtraction riddle task cards. Suitable for years 2 and 3. The resource includes 32 two-digit subtraction (with no regrouping) riddle task cards. One set in colour and another in black and white to help reduce printing costs. Also included are 8 blank cards for children to create their own riddle task cards; an answer grid; a recording sheet for the children and a board game for them to play using their riddle task cards. How can you use these task cards in your classroom? Use a card as a warm-up session before your maths lesson. Hide cards around the classroom; armed with clipboards and answering sheets the children look for them. Assessment - use some of the cards to see if a child understands the concept. Pairs can work together to solve cards and then quiz each other. They can be used as an enrichment or revision activity for children who finish early. Use them with simple traditional board games, each child having to solve a card before they can take a turn. Use them as a start of the day activity. Ideal for straight after play to help the children focus when they come in. They can be taken home as homework. For more ideas and great resources check us out on [Pinterest](https://www.pinterest.co.uk/goodeyedeers/. All the money raised from the sale of this resource we donate to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids. We hope you enjoy this resource. If you do we would much appreciate you leaving us a review and please tell your colleagues and friends about us.
Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers - Task Cards
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Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers - Task Cards

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This set of 40 task cards is designed to give children opportunities to develop their knowledge of improper fractions and mixed numbers. This set of 40 task cards looks at improper fractions and mixed numbers. On each card the children are asked to either change a mixed number to an improper fraction or an improper fraction to a mixed number. The cards can be used in a variety of ways by individual children, pairs, small groups and even the whole class. Here are a few ways you might use them: Pairs can work together to solve cards and then quiz each other. They can be used as an enrichment or revision activity for children who finish their work early. You can use task cards with simple traditional board games. The child has to solve a card before they can take their turn. Take them home as homework.
SPaG - A Great Grammar Game for Year 2
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SPaG - A Great Grammar Game for Year 2

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In this entertaining and creative game players meet – or possibly re-meet - Hetti, a smart and friendly alien living on the far off planet of SPaG. The game is wholly about teaching, rather than testing the Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar demands for Y2 children as set out in the most recent National Curriculum for English. The PowerPoint presentation leads the children, step by step, through the game. It also includes an embedded video introducing the children to Hetti. The Teachers’ Notes give more instructions for playing the game and suggested follow up activities. The precise elements the game covers are: subordination expanded noun phrases the progressive form of verbs commas to separate items in a list apostrophes to mark letters missing in spelling. The game also revisits much of the punctuation demands and the terminology introduced in Y1. It can be played more than once, either by small groups of 5 or more, or by a whole class. The National Curriculum insists that building grammatical knowledge is best achieved through a focus on grammar within the teaching of reading, writing and speaking. This is exactly how this activity is designed to work. Money raised from the sale of this resource will be going to a children’s charity called MedEquip4Kids.
SPaG - A Great Grammar Game for Year 4
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SPaG - A Great Grammar Game for Year 4

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In this, stimulating and creative game players meet – or possibly re-meet - Hetti, a smart and friendly alien living on the far-off planet of SPaG. The game is wholly about teaching, rather than testing the Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar demands for Y4 children as set out in the most recent National Curriculum for English. In the PowerPoint lesson the game covers: the grammatical difference between plural and possessive 's ' standard English verb inflections fronted adverbials and punctuation apostrophes to mark singular possession. In playing this version of the Great Grammar Game, children will also be revisiting and revising their SPaG knowledge from previous years. Like all other versions of the game, it can be played more than one, either in small groups of 5 or more or by a whole class. The National Curriculum insists that building grammatical knowledge is best achieved through a focus on grammar within the teaching of reading, writing and speaking. This is exactly how this activity is designed to work. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
Rewriting classic poetry
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Rewriting classic poetry

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This is a way for you and your class to do a lot of close reading and also have a lot constructive fun with a classic poem. Ideal for upper KS2 and lower KS3. The PowerPoint presentation can be used in the classroom and will take the children through the process of re-writing some of the classics. The Teachers’ Notes will give you ideas for further work. This resource also contains the script of four classic poems that you can start using with the children straight away. As well as enjoying creating new poems the children are also immersed in reading and re-reading the original classics and absorbing their diction, rhythms and structure. If you enjoy this resource please let us know and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Many thanks. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
Spelling Riddles - Using The Year 5/6 Word List
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Spelling Riddles - Using The Year 5/6 Word List

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This powerpoint presentation introduces the children to the idea of ‘Spelling Riddles’. They are shown a couple of examples and then Hetti shows them how to make their own using the spellings from the Year 5/6 Word List. Children like a chance to ask the questions! Along with the exclusive concern with the Word List words, the focus is wholly on the child's learning of the words - crucially learning by doing. Initially solving and then creating riddles keeps the child curious, in control and mentally active.  The presentation also introduces them to Hetti from Planet SPaG, who talks about her love of words. Did you know Hetti was able to digest and learn the whole list in just 7 seconds! Included in the package is a copy of the Year 5/6 Word List and a photocopiable grid to help the children create their own Spelling Riddles. If you and your children enjoy this resource then please let us and others know by leaving a review. Many thanks. All the money raised from the sale of our resources goes to a local charity for children called - MedEquip4Kids.
End of Term Quiz
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End of Term Quiz

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A great quiz to end the term or school year. Suitable for KS2 and lower KS3 children. This attractive PowerPoint contains five rounds in all, each round has ten questions. There are four possible answers to each question. Each round of questions is followed by the answers so that teams can swap answers and mark them. The rounds are: Round One - General Knowledge Round Two - Sport Round Three - Harry Potter Round Four - Animals Round Five - Science Included is a PDF containing team sheets for teams to record their answers and an answer sheet. All the money raised from the sale of our resources goes to a local charity for children called MedEqup4Kids.
Advent Calendar Puzzles
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Advent Calendar Puzzles

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In this free resource there is a PowerPoint with an Advent Calendar made up of 25 snowmen. Behind each snowman is a puzzle for your children to explore. The puzzles include: word puzzles maths puzzles writing ideas geography recipes matchstick puzzles The resource also includes the answers both as a PowerPoint and as a PDF document.