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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.
Father's Day Poetry Ideas - Make A Recipe Poem For Your Dad
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Father's Day Poetry Ideas - 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.
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.
Halloween Quiz
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Halloween Quiz

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What do you know about Halloween and its origins? Your children will love this Halloween Quiz with its spooky sound effects. Each question comes with three possible answers - how well will you do. Have fun! All the money raised from the sale of resources here at Goodeyedeers goes to a charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
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 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.
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.
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 - 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.
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.
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 Creative Writing and Poetry Ideas
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Halloween Creative Writing and Poetry Ideas

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This awesome set of four resources for Haloween includes: Creative writing booklet for children full of ideas for writing Halloween stories and poems. A PowerPoint lesson showing the children how to write Halloween Haiku poetry. This includes a comprehensive set of teachers’ notes. A PowerPoint lesson showing the children how to write Halloween Kennings poems. This includes a comprehensive set of teachers’ notes. A PowerPoint lesson showing the children how to write Halloween recipe poems. This includes a comprehensive set of teachers’ notes. All the money raised from the sale of this resource is donated to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
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 - Wonderfully Whacky Alliterating Christmas Recipes - PowerPoint Lesson
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Christmas - Wonderfully Whacky Alliterating Christmas Recipes - PowerPoint Lesson

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Here is a fun and effective way to get your children using alliteration to write some amazing Christmas recipes. The PowerPoint lesson takes the children, step by step, how to use a simple chart to write some wonderfully whacky Christmas recipes. The resource includes: a PowerPoint lesson a set of detailed notes explaining each part of the lesson a set of Christmas writing frames to display the finished Christmas Recipes All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a charity for children called [MedEquip4Kids](https://www.medequip4kids.org.uk/. If you enjoy using this resource please let us know and tell your friends and colleagues about it.
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.
Calendar 2021 - Mandalas and Quotes
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Calendar 2021 - Mandalas and Quotes

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A 2021 calendar which can be coloured in by your children or be given as a gift and coloured in each month. Each month has a mandala to colour and an inspirational quotes. The calendar is in both landscape and portrait. The Goodeyedeers Blog Our blog is the place for lots of free writing ideas and resources. Where Else To Find Us? On Twitter @goodeyedeers On Pinterest - Goodeyedeers
 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.
Halloween -  Writing Spooky Cinquain Poems  - PowerPoint Lesson
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Halloween - Writing Spooky Cinquain Poems - PowerPoint Lesson

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Show your children how to write some spooky Halloween cinquain poems. Ideal for children in KS2. This PowerPoint lesson takes you through the whole process. It starts by explaining that a cinquain poem is made up of five lines and comprises exactly 22 syllables. It then has the children recognising and counting syllables. After seeing an example of a completed cinquain the children then have a chance to complete some half-finished cinquain. 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 cinquain 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. If you enjoy this resource why not check out our other Halloween resources: Writing Halloween Haiku Writing Halloween Kennings Halloween Creative Writing Booklet containing ideas for writing scary poems and even scarier stories. For more ideas and great resources check us out on Pinterest. 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.
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.