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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christmas Carol Service - Animated PowerPoint
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Christmas Carol Service - Animated PowerPoint

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A traditional Carol Service with a difference. This could save you a lot of time this busy Christmas. It could be used in your school or your church. Hear the nativity story told by five animals who were there - Maurice the Mouse, Desmond the Donkey, Claude the Camel, Oswald the Ox and Shaun the Sheep. The PowerPoint presentation includes traditional carols to go with each part of the story but it is fully editable so that you can insert your own carols. 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.
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.
The Christmas Story
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The Christmas Story

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In this PowerPoint the Christmas story is narrated by four cats who were there. They are: Oscar - Mary’s cat who was with her when the Angel Gabriel appeared. Mia - a cat who lived in the stable where Jesus was born. Cat - a wild cat who hangs out in the fields with the shepherds. Simba - a royal cat from the palace of King Herod. The children will enjoy listening to each one give an account of what they saw. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to MedEquip4Kids. This is a children’s charity raising money to provide paediatric medical equipment and facilities for hospitals and community health teams.
Bonfire Night Quiz
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Bonfire Night Quiz

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What do you and your children know about Bonfire Night and how it all started? Our Bonfire Night Quiz is a great way to have some fun and learn more about why we celebrate November 5th every year. Each question comes with three possible answers - how many will you get right? All the money made from the sale of resources from Goodeyedeers goes to a charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
Father's Day Poetry Ideas - The Magic Box
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Father's Day Poetry Ideas - 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.
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.
 Pets and Poems - Poetry for KS2
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Pets and Poems - Poetry for KS2

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The short, animated film, shows a cat reciting David Horner’s poem, ‘Walkies’. Your children will love watching and listening to this. A copy of the text of the poem is included so that the children can follow along with the reading as well as reading it out loud themselves. The teacher’s notes give you a number of ideas as to how you might work with this poem and get the children creating their own, including: looking at the rhyming scheme counting syllables and stressed syllables writing similar poems about their pets making up imaginary pets and zany animals working with syllables to create alliterating poems All the materials are fully adaptable, so you can make them your own if you wish. Please let us know how you have used this resource. We would love to hear from you. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
Mother's Day Poetry Lesson - Word Association
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Mother's Day Poetry Lesson - Word Association

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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 will begin by getting children to play a word association game. 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 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.
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.
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.