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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.
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.
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.
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.
Supply Teacher's Writing Resources Pack
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Supply Teacher's Writing Resources Pack

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A boon for all supply teachers. This pack gives you five complete writing lessons at your fingertips. Suitable for KS2 classes and lower KS3. The pack includes 5 complete PowerPoint writing lessons with additional teachers’ notes and resources: Tongue Twisters to Tickle the Tonsils - this complete PowerPoint lesson is designed to show the children how to deconstruct some common tongue twisters and create new ones of their own. Jabberwocky - Making Sense of Nonsense - this complete PowerPoint lesson takes the children through the first verse of Jabberwocky and gives them a strategy for turning this nonsense poem into one that makes sense - almost! Writing Kennings - a complete PowerPoint lesson. After watching an animated reading of a poem called ‘Kennings for Kevin’ the children are shown how to write their own kennings couplets. Re-writing Classic Poetry - this complete PowerPoint lesson shows the children how, armed with a pair of dice, they can re-write clasic poetry giving it a modern, if somewhat curious, slant. How To Write Homophone Riddles - in this complete PowerPoint lesson the children are introduced to the creature called Korb from the distant planet of SPaG. He shows them how to write teasing riddles using pairs of homophone words. We hope you enjoy this resource and we would love some feedback. For more great ideas to use in the classroom visit the Goodeyedeers Blog and visit us on Pinterest and Twitter.
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.
Crack The Code - Year 3/4 NC Word List
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Crack The Code - Year 3/4 NC Word List

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This ‘Crack The Code’ resource contains four different codes the children can use, all linked to the Year 3/4 NC Word List. The 90 slide powerpoint takes the children through four different codes that they can use to both send messages and decipher them. It is accompanied by a children’s booklet full of codes for them to make and break
Playing With Poetry - Writing Diamante Poems
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Playing With Poetry - Writing Diamante Poems

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In this PowerPoint lesson, the children are shown how to create their own diamante poems making use of compound nouns. A diamante is an unrhymed seven-line poem. The beginning and ending lines are the shortest, while the lines in the middle are longer, giving diamante poems a diamond shape. ‘Diamante’ is the Italian word for diamond. It was created by an American poet named Iris McClellan Tiedt in 1969. In this lesson, we adapt the more traditional format of the poem to give the children practise in using compound nouns, verbs adjectives and adverbs. The teachers’ notes that go with this resource have more background information about the diamante poetic form; information on how the PowerPoint lesson is set out and a grid (with instructions) for the children to use when creating their diamante poems. If you enjoy this resource from Goodeyedeers then please tell your colleagues and maybe leave us a review. Many thanks. Other Poetry PowerPoint Lessons Synonyms and Haiku Jabberwocky - Making sense of nonsense Tongue Twisters - How to Create Your Own Tonsil Tickling Tongue Twisters 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 All the money raised from the sale of our resources goes to a UK children’s charity called MedEquip4Kids Important Technical Information: Always unzip and save the files before opening the PowerPoint or printing the PDF pages. Created by Goodeyedeers © 2020 Single classroom user license. Please do not share or place on the Internet.
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.
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.
Growth Mindset Banners to Colour
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Growth Mindset Banners to Colour

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Growth Mindset Colouring Banner. These 30 black and white, growth mindset banner pennants are fun and need no-prep. Set 1 and set 2 have different shaped pennants and different growth mindset quotes, giving a total of 30 growth mindset quotes in all. You can mix and match between the two sets. Laminate and staple to a ribbon to display in your classroom, on a display board or in the corridor. A great back to school activity.
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 lesson 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.
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.
 Tongue Twisters To Tickle The Tonsils - Poetry for KS2
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Tongue Twisters To Tickle The Tonsils - Poetry for KS2

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This lesson is designed to enable children to deconstruct some common tongue twisters and create new ones of their own. Suitable for all years across Key Stage 2. The PowerPoint takes the children through, step by step, the whole process of deconstructing a tongue twister and then reconstructing it to make it their own. The Tongue Twisters doc. file is a list of 20 tongue twisters for them to work on. The Teacher's Notes gives you some interesting facts about tongue twisters to share with your class as well as ideas as to what the children might do with the ones they create. If you enjoy this resource from Goodeyedeers 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.
SPaG - A Great Grammar Game for Year 3
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SPaG - A Great Grammar Game for Year 3

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This resource contains: A PowerPoint lesson explaining the game in detail and including a video clip message from Hetti Teachers’ notes explaining how to play the game and giving links to the National Curriculum A 5x4 grid to photocopy for the children In this enjoyable 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 Y3 children as set out in the most recent National Curriculum for English. The precise elements the game covers are: forming nouns using prefixes choosing a or an before the next word expressing time using conjunctions. 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. Money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a children’s charity called MedEquip4Kids.
Father's Day Poetry Ideas- Using Metaphors
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Father's Day Poetry Ideas- Using Metaphors

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In this PowerPoint presentation, the well known children’s poet, David Horner, will talk your class through a clever way to write a poem for their dad for Father’s Day. He calls it ‘The Best Dad In The World’ 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 dad in a series of ‘metaphoric couplets’ - it is bound to melt the hearts of all 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 - Word Association Game Father’s Day Poetry - Make A Recipe for Your Dad Father’s Day Poetry - The Magic Box 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.
Halloween - PowerPoint Lesson - Writing Blood-Curdling Kennings Poems
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Halloween - PowerPoint Lesson - Writing Blood-Curdling Kennings Poems

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Get your KS2 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.
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.
Christmas Gift Tags to Colour
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Christmas Gift Tags to Colour

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Within this free PDF there are 18 different Christmas gift tags for your children to cut out and colour. Here are links to more great Christmas resources from Goodeyedeers: A ready-made Christmas Carol Service where a group of animals tell the Christmas story. A PowerPoint lesson showing the children how to write some Cool Christmas Kennings. A PowerPoint lesson all about Wonderfully Whacky Alliterating Christmas Recipes. A series of templates for the children to make and colour their own Christmas Cards and Envelopes.
Spellings Task Cards
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Spellings Task Cards

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Two sets of task cards - 64 cards in total. These cards give children in Years 5 and 6 activities to familiarize themselves with words/spellings in the Year 5/6 National Curriculum Word List. If you find this resource useful please leave a review.
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.