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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.
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.
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.
Father's Day Poetry  Ideas - Word Association Game
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Father's Day Poetry Ideas - Word Association Game

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This Father’s Day poetry idea is developed from playing a simple word association game. In this PowerPoint presentation, the well known children’s poet, David Horner, will talk the children through a clever way to write a poem for their dad for Father’s Day. The new words they come up with in the word association game will be used to create four line verses, each ending with the same refrain. The presentation takes the children through the process step by step. At the end all the children will have written a four verse poem that will warm 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 - Make A Recipe for Your Dad Father’s Day Poetry - The Magic Box Father’s Day Poetry - Using Metaphors 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 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 - 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.
How To Write A Recipe Poem For Mother's Day
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How To Write A Recipe Poem For Mother's Day

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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. 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.
Mother's Day Poetry Lesson - Metaphors
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Mother's Day Poetry Lesson - Metaphors

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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 ‘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.
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 in this PowerPoint lesson 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 lesson 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.
Mandala Patterns to Colour
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Mandala Patterns to Colour

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40 separate colouring sheets in all (two PDF files). Some more intricate than others. Use these for early finishers, indoor play and more! Adult colouring is very popular right now and you might enjoy coloring one yourself either before your students or with them. Kids LOVE when you sit down with them and color and talk. Benefits for children: • Relaxing • Develops fine motor skills • Discussions about patterns and colors Benefits for the Teacher • No Prep-print, copy and go! • Great for early finishers. • Wonderful incentives for children who love to colour them. • Colour with your children and connect and bond with them as they talk and colour. 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
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.
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.
Spellings  Workbook 2 - Year 5/6
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Spellings Workbook 2 - Year 5/6

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In this workbook from Goodeyedeers more than half of the spelling words on the Year 5/6 Word List are covered. There are a number of exercises for the children to work through, including: Crosswords Word Searches Creating Six Sentence Stories Writing AcrosticPoems Writing Twitter Stories Workbooks 1 & 2 cover all the Year 5/6 Word List spellings. Included in the package is a copy of the Year 5/6 Word List. If you and your children enjoy this resource then please let us and others know by leaving us a review. Many thanks. All the money raised from the sale of our resources goes to a local 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.
Halloween Writing Idea - Writing Scary Haiku Poems
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Halloween Writing Idea - Writing Scary Haiku Poems

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Here are some great ideas for an amazing lesson to get your children writing scary haiku poems for Halloween. Within the printable PDF you will find: Facts about Halloween. Details about what a haiku poem is and where it originates from. A detailed lesson plan to get the children learning about syllables and write their own haiku. Writing templates for the children to both draft their poems and display the finished ones. If you enjoy this resource we would love you to tell your friends and leave us a review. Many thanks. The money raised from the sale of this resource is donated to the charity MedEquip4Kids.
Christmas Quiz
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Christmas Quiz

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A 50 question quiz for you to try out with your class this Christmas. The PowerPoint includes questions and answers: Round One - Christmas Food Round Two - A Christmas Poem Round Three - The Christmas Story Round Four - Christmas General Knowledge Round Five - Christmas Books and Films The resource also includes a PDF containing blank team/answer sheets for the children to use.
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.