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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.
Christmas Haiku - Poetry for KS2 Children
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Christmas Haiku - Poetry for KS2 Children

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Get your children writing some tremendous Christmas haiku poems with the help of this idea from Goodeyedeers. The PowerPoint takes you through the entire 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. 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 Literacy - Christmas Kennings
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Christmas Literacy - Christmas Kennings

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Christmas Kennings - a great KS2 Christmas literacy lesson from Goodeyedeers. This is a fun exercise and a great way to get children writing simple, yet effective poetry. Children are encouraged to come up with verbs to describe the things something or someone does. This can be down individually or in pairs. The verbs are then changed into two-word kennings, which can then be extended to make more interesting kennings. The PowerPoint presentation guides the class through how to create kennings about Santa and then a Christmas cracker. These are then displayed as poems and can also be riddles. The Teachers’ Notes include some background information on kennings and how they were used in Anglo Saxon times. 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.
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.
Christmas Literacy Bundle for KS2
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Christmas Literacy Bundle for KS2

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Within this great Christmas literacy bundle are ideas for five wonderful Christmas poems your children can write. 1. Countdown Christmas - A clearly explained and carefully structured ppt lesson to encourage writing rich in vocabulary - as befits the season! Wordplay is at the centre of it all, so an ideal activity to get pupils – alone or in pairs - digging into their dictionaries. 2. Christmas Kennings - This is a fun exercise and a great way to get children writing simple, yet effective poetry. 3. A Ridiculous Receipe to Make a Cool Christmas - wordplay is at the heart of this lesson. And it’ll be the most fun a class will ever have with dictionaries! Ideal for assembly performance. 4. Haiku At Christmas - this powerpoint lesson will get your children writing some tremendous Christmas haiku poems. 5. The Magic Stocking - There’s a poem by Kit Wright called The Magic Box. In it, he imagines his box and all the marvellous things he could put in it. In this resource your children are going to write a poem like The Magic Box, only instead of a box, they’ll have a stocking, one that can hold all the magic of Christmas! All the money raised from the sale of our resources is donated to a local northwest charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
Christmas Bookmarks to Colour
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Christmas Bookmarks to Colour

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Christmas Bookmarks to Colour - this PDF booklet contains 28 bookmarks, all with detailed festive 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! If you enjoy this resource please have a look at the ‘Goodeyedeers Shop’ for more great ideas. 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.
Christmas Quiz 2018
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Christmas Quiz 2018

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The Goodeyedeers Christmas Quiz is great fun and an ideal activity for this busy festive period. The 127 slide PowerPoint includes five rounds with ten questions per round and the answers. The Cristmas Quiz includes: Round One - Christmas Food - do you know what the favourite Christmas food in Japan is? Round Two - A Christmas Poem- here the children listen to a poem read by Goodeyedeer’s own resident poet and then have ten questions to answer about the poem. Round Three - The Christmas Story - what do your children know about the events around the Nativity? Round Four - Christmas General Knowledge - do you know what a female turkey is called? Round Five - Christmas Books and Films - what present did Harry Potter receive from Hagrid at his first Christmas at Hogwarts? The resource also includes a full set of colourful team sheets for each team to record their answers and scores. 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. Look out for us on Twitter - @goodeyedeers
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
 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.
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
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
Poetry Ideas  for Christmas - The Magic Stocking
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Poetry Ideas for Christmas - The Magic Stocking

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An idea from Goodeyedeers for children in KS2 to write some great Christmas poetry. There’s a poem by Kit Wright called The Magic Box. In it, he imagines his box and all the marvellous things he could put in it. In this resource your children are going to write a poem like The Magic Box, only instead of a box, they’ll have a stocking, one that can hold all the magic of Christmas! This resource includes: A powerpoint presentation taking the children step by step through the whole process. A set of Teachers’ Notes which give ideas slide by slide. A set of four writing frames the children can use for their finished poem. At the end they will have written a poem about a magic stocking full of all the things they love about their Christmas - it could surprise you. We would love to know what you think of our resources, so why not leave us a review. And don’t forget to tell all your friends about us. All the money raised from the sale of our resources is donated to a local northwest 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.
Spelling Cards - Years 3/4 Word List
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Spelling Cards - Years 3/4 Word List

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Anagram-azing - Anagrams and the NC Word List for Years 3 and 4 An anagram can be a great way of remembering a tricky spelling. They work as mnemonics, by having all the letters of the original word or phrase arranged in a fresh form. For example, astronomers makesno more stars. It all makes learning fun! Each task card includes a simple explanation of how anagrams work. Each card features an example of an anagram - a different one on each card. Each of the cards features an anagram of a word from the Year 3/4 NC Word List. An answer sheet for the children and a sheet of answers for the teacher are included. If you enjoy this free set of Task Cards why not check out our further two sets. Once you have all three sets then you will have a total of 76 cards - three quarters of all the words on the Word List. Spelling Cards - Years 3/4 Word List Set 1 Spelling Cards - Years 3/4 Word List Set 2