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My name is Mike Jackson, a former primary school 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. All the money raised from the sale of our resources goes to a local charity called, MedEquip4Kids.

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My name is Mike Jackson, a former primary school 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. All the money raised from the sale of our resources goes to a local charity called, MedEquip4Kids.
Halloween Kennings - Writing Poetry In KS2
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Halloween Kennings - Writing Poetry In KS2

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Get your class writing scary Halloween kennings poems. The PowerPoint takes you through the whole process of writing kennings poetry. The children meet Vlad the Vampire who tells them what kennings are. More information about the origins of kennings poetry is contained in the Teachers’ Notes. The children are encouraged to complete two kennings poems, one about Vlad the Vampire and another about a ghost. 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 Halloween kennings poems. 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.
The Great Fire of London Quiz
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The Great Fire of London Quiz

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In this PowerPoint the children are introduced to a young boy called Henry who lived just around the corner from where the Great Fire of London started in Pudding Lane. He leads the children through a quiz that will both test their knowledge of this great event and help consolidate what they have learnt. It can be used by the whole class, small groups or by individual children. The money raised from the sale of our resources is donated to a local northwest charity for children called MedEquip4Kids. The background image used - Creative Commons Licence - attribution -puddinglanedmuga.blogspot.co.uk
Bonfire Night Haiku - KS2 Poetry Writing
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Bonfire Night Haiku - KS2 Poetry Writing

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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.
Halloween Creative Writing and Poetry Ideas
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Halloween Creative Writing and Poetry Ideas

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This awesome set of four resources for Haloween includes: Creative writing booklet for children full of ideas for writing Halloween stories and poems. A PowerPoint lesson showing the children how to write Halloween Haiku poetry. This includes a comprehensive set of teachers’ notes. A PowerPoint lesson showing the children how to write Halloween Kennings poems. This includes a comprehensive set of teachers’ notes. A PowerPoint lesson showing the children how to write Halloween recipe poems. This includes a comprehensive set of teachers’ notes. All the money raised from the sale of this resource is donated to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
Homophone Riddles
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Homophone Riddles

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What do you call a jumbo jet before it’s painted? The answer to this riddle (which you will find near the bottom of this page) is a pair of homophones. Children love solving riddles and also creating their own. This material can be used across KS1 ��� KS3 to both introduce the concept of homophones to younger children and for re-visiting it in subsequent years to consolidate the children’s knowledge. This resource is intended to foster youngster’s confidence and skill in navigating the quirks of English spelling by making it a game to engage with, rather than a problem to worry about. In the PowerPoint presentation the children are introduced to an alien creature called Korb who lives on the far away planet of SPaG. Korb explains to the children what a homophone is and then shows them how they can create teasing riddles. The answer to each riddle is always a pair of homophone words. Look out for another Goodeyedeers resource called ‘Homophone Riddle-Poems’ where you will meet Korb’s alien friend, Riya. The answer to the riddle at the top of this page is – a plain plane! All the money raised from the sale of this resources is donated to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
SPaG - A Great Grammar Game for Year 6
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SPaG - A Great Grammar Game for Year 6

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This absorbing and creative grammar and punctuation game is wholly about teaching, rather than testing the SPaG demands for Y6 children The precise elements the game covers are: synonyms and antonyms use of the passive form of verbs. 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 once, 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. The resource includes: A powerpoint presentation outlining to the children how the game is played. It also includes an embedded message from Hetti from planet SPaG. Teachers’ notes with ideas on how to play the game and suggestions for follow up activities. A photocopiable 5x4 grid for the children to use. All the money made from the sale of this resource goes to a local children’s charity - MedEquip4Kids. If you and your children enjoy this resource we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review. Many thanks.
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.
Father's Day Poetry - Make A Recipe Poem For Your Dad
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Father's Day Poetry - Make A Recipe Poem For Your Dad

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In this PowerPoint presentation, children’s poet, David Horner, will talk your children through an ingenious way to write a poem for their dad for Father’s Day. It is a ‘Recipe Poem’. The presentation takes the children through the entire process step by step. At the end they children will have written a recipe poem describing what goes in to making a great dad - it is bound to melt the hearts of the dads who receive them. If you and your children enjoy this lesson then watch out for our other Father’s Day poetry lessons - there will be four in total. Father’s Day Poetry - The Magic Box Father’s Day Poetry - Using Metaphors Father’s Day poetry - Word Association Game We would love to know what you think of our resources, so please 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.
‘Jabberwocky’ - Making Sense Of Nonsense - KS2/KS3 Poetry
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‘Jabberwocky’ - Making Sense Of Nonsense - KS2/KS3 Poetry

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Aimed at children in Years 5, 6 and 7. The PowerPoint 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.
Bookmarks  - 40 Bookmarks To Colour
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Bookmarks - 40 Bookmarks To Colour

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This PDF booklet contains 40 bookmarks, all with detailed patterns and pictures for the children to colour. Recent research suggests that over-busy minds can be calmed by focusing on simple, therapeutic tasks such as colouring. This resource has been designed to be suitable for use with all ages - including busy teachers! All images are sourced via a creative commons licence. If you enjoy this resource please have a look at at our others. Any feedback would be more than welcome. Many thanks. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
SPaG - A Great Grammar Game for Year 5
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SPaG - A Great Grammar Game for Year 5

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In this engrossing 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 Y5 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: relative clauses relative pronouns modal verbs adverbs suggesting degrees of possibility. 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 once, 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. The money raised from the sale of this resource is going to a children’s charity called MedEquip4Kids.
Homophone Riddle-Poems
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Homophone Riddle-Poems

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Here is a riddle - ‘What do you say to a man in shining armour at the end of the day?’ The answer to this riddle (which you can find near the bottom of this page) is a pair of homophones. Children both love solving riddles and also creating their own. In this activity they work in pairs to create their own riddle-poems. This material can be used across KS1 – KS3 to both introduce the concept of homophones to younger children and for re-visiting it in subsequent years to consolidate the children’s knowledge. In the PowerPoint presentation the children are introduced to the friendly alien creatures Korb and Riya who both live on the far away planet of SPaG. They explain to the children what a homophone is and then show them how they can work in pairs to create teasing riddle-poems. The answer to each riddle-poem is always a pair of homophone words. The basis of the activity is an exciting word game which is played in pairs. To play the game you are provided with a photocopiable grid of 32 squares featuring 16 different homophones. This resource is intended to foster youngster’s confidence and skill in navigating the quirks of English spelling, by making it a game to engage with, rather than a problem to worry about. Look out for another Goodeyedeers resource called ‘Homophone Riddles’ - where you will once again meet the delightful Korb. The answer to the riddle at the top of this page is – Night Knight! All the money raised from the sale of this resources is donated to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids. If you enjoy using this resource then please leave us a review. Thanks.
Mother's Day Poetry - Metaphors
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Mother's Day Poetry - Metaphors

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In this PowerPoint presentation, the well known children’s poet, David Horner, will talk your children through a clever way to write a poem for their mum for Mother’s Day. He calls it ‘My Mum’s A Ferrari’ and it explores the use of metaphors. The presentation takes the children through the whole process step by step. At the end they will have written a poem describing their mum in a series of ‘metaphoric couplets’ - 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.
Mother's Day Poetry Ideas
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Mother's Day Poetry Ideas

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In this bundle of Powerpoint presentations, the well known children's poet, David Horner, will talk your children through four clever ways to write a poem for their mum for Mother's Day. 1. The first idea he calls 'My Mum's A Ferrari' and it explores the use of metaphors. 2. The next one is a 'Recipe Poem'. 3. The third idea involves playing a word association game to get ideas for a poem. 4. The final idea for a poem for Mother's Day, David calls 'The Magic Box' and is based on the poem 'The Magic Box' by Kit Wright. The poems the children write are bound to melt the hearts of the mums who receive them. All the money raised from the sale of our resources is donated to a local northwest charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
 Simple Rhythms - Music Ideas For KS1 & 2
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Simple Rhythms - Music Ideas For KS1 & 2

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These music lesson ideas are suitable for children in both KS1 and KS2. The short video will give teachers ideas for lessons about getting the children to create simple rhythms. It explains how crotchets, quavers and semiquavers work and how, combined with one, two and four syllable words, interesting rhythms can be created. The Teachers’ Notes give suggestions as to how the ideas put forward in the video can be developed. If you enjoy using this package 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.
Maths Quiz Booklet - KS2/3
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Maths Quiz Booklet - KS2/3

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Ideal for Years 5, 6 and 7. This booklet contains: - Mathematical acrostics - Crosswords and Word Searches - Mathematical Tongue Twisters - Fascinating Mathematical Facts and more... The children can be given the PDF as a booklet to work through or individual pages can be photocopied and used. All the money made from the selling of our resources goes to a local charity for children - MedEquip4Kids.
Year 3/4 Spelling Bundle
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Year 3/4 Spelling Bundle

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This bundle of resources gives children a variety of exercises designed to help them learn the spellings from the Year 3/4 National Curriculum Word List. This includes PowerPoint lessons to be used with the whole class or groups and workbooks for the children to work through at their own pace. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to MedEquip4Kids. This is a local charity for children that works with medical staff, community nurses and other registered charities to provide equipment and improve facilities in hospitals
Mother's Day Poetry - The Magic Box
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Mother's Day Poetry - The Magic Box

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In this PowerPoint presentation, the well known children's poet, 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.
Mother's Day Poetry - A Recipe Poem
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Mother's Day Poetry - A Recipe Poem

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In this PowerPoint presentation, the renowned children's poet, David Horner, will talk your children through a clever way to write a poem for their mum for Mother's Day. It is a 'Recipe Poem'. The presentation takes the children through the entire process step by step. At the end they children will have written a recipe poem describing what goes in to making a great mum - 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.