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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 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.
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 Bundle for KS2
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Christmas Literacy Bundle for KS2

5 Resources
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
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.
 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
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.
Halloween Quiz
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Halloween Quiz

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In this PowerPoint the children are introduced to a friendly ghost called Humphrey who leads them through a quiz that will both test their knowledge of Halloween and give them facts they may not have known It can be used by the whole class, small groups or by individual children. If you enjoy using this resource please leave us a review and don’t forget to check out our other Halloween materials. The money raised from the sale of our resources is donated to a local northwest charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
Writing  Riddles
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Writing Riddles

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This resource from Goodeyedeers is aimed primarily at Years 3 and 4. In the short video ‘Colour Riddles’, children’s poet, David Horner, talks you through some ideas for getting the children to write colour riddle poems and shape riddle poems. In the short video ‘Talking Riddles’ David reads out three riddle poems of his own. This animated film would make a great lesson starter. The Teachers’ Notes give you some extra ideas for exploring more riddle poetry and how they might be written. If you enjoy this resource please leave us a review and don’t forget to tell your colleagues about us. Many thanks. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
Father's Day Poetry - The Magic Box
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Father's Day Poetry - The Magic Box

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This PowerPoint presentation talks your children through a clever way to write a poem for their dad for Father’s Day. It is called ‘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 dads - it is bound to bring a smile to all the dads who receive it. 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 - 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. All the images used are from Pixabay.
Poetry and Vegetables  - 'Teatime Greens'
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Poetry and Vegetables - 'Teatime Greens'

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Start with showing the children the video of the rap artist reciting a poem regarding a nightmare about 'greens'. Ideal for children in KS2. Then the Teachers' Notes give you: a) Ideas for delving into how the poem was created. b) Ideas to get the children writing their own poems. c) Ideas for topic work about vegetables and other foods. If you find this resource package useful we would appreciate a review and don't forget to tell your colleagues about us. 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 - 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.
The Mindfulness Colouring Book - Art Therapy For Busy Children
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The Mindfulness Colouring Book - Art Therapy For Busy Children

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This booklet contains 20 pages of detailed colouring activities for your class. The repetitive nature of the patterns encourages the child to settle into a calming routine. Each page also has an inspirational quote for them to think about. There is an emerging body of research that indicates mindfulness can help children improve their abilities to pay attention, to calm down when they are upset and to make better decisions. 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 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.
Back to School Pack
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Back to School Pack

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This Back to School set of printable resources is ideal for the start of the new academic year. It contains: 5 printable ‘All About Me’ sheets for you to find out more about the children in your new class. 5 Growth Mindset doodles for the children to colour. 5 A4 Growth Mindset posters to display in your classroom. A set of shields and t-shirts for the children to fill in about themselves. A set of 5 holiday themed writing borders with fully lined, half lined and blank pages. An idea to get the children to write an autobiographical acrostic poem. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids. If you find this resource useful then we would love a review from you and maybe a mention on Twitter where you can find us at @goodeyedeers
Christmas Poetry Writing Ideas - A Recipe Poem
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Christmas Poetry Writing Ideas - A Recipe Poem

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This Christmas poetry writing idea from Goodeyedeers is a great activity for KS2 children. They will be creating ‘A Ridiculous Recipe to Make a Cool Christmas’. Or ‘A Revolutionary Recipe to Design a Cuddly Christmas’. Or… I’m sure you get the idea, they will be exploring the world of alliteration. This is a Powerpoint lesson that will celebrate in some clearly explained, structured writing, not just the festive food, but the extravagance of the whole occasion. Wordplay is at the heart of it all. And it’ll be the most fun a class will ever have with dictionaries! The finished poems would be ideal for an assembly performance. The resource includes: A Powerpoint presentation which takes the children through the whole process stage by stage. A full set of Teachers’ Notes that give additional ideas for each slide. A printable sheet for the children to use to draft their work. Five Christmas decorated writing frames for the children’s finished work. 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.
Writing Ideas for Father's Day
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Writing Ideas for Father's Day

4 Resources
In this bundle of Powerpoint presentations, the well known children’s poet, David Horner, will talk your children through some great ideas for writing four different poems for their dads on Father’s Day. 1. The first idea is called ‘The Best Dad In The World’ 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 Father’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 dads who receive them. All the money raised from the sale of our resources is donated to a local northwest charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
Father's Day Poetry - Using Metaphors
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Father's Day Poetry - 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. All the images used are from Pixabay.
Father's Day Poetry - Word Association Game
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Father's Day Poetry - 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. All the images used are from Pixabay.