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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.
 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4 Poetry Lessons for Father's Day
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4 Poetry Lessons for Father's Day

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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.
Primary Poetry Workshop  - Year 4
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Primary Poetry Workshop - Year 4

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A poetry workshop for lower KS2. Here is a chance for you to have a real poet in your classroom. In this resource package David Horner, children’s poet in residence here at Goodeyedeers, shares with you a typical session he did when he was working in schools across the country and abroad. A comprehensive set of notes set out in detail how David would have organised a typical visit to school. The package also includes all the resources you will need to duplicate the sessions: Three animated videos where David reads out three of his poems using a number of unusual characters to help him! Text of each of these poems for the children to have as they follow the readings. Suggestions, in the Teachers’ Notes, as to how you might follow this first session up. A PowerPoint containing a complete workshop lesson for you to do with the children to get them writing their own poetry. A set of notes to accompany each of the slides that talk you through the lesson. We hope that you and your class enjoy this resource. If you have any comments we would love to hear from you. You can leave a review or contact us through Twitter @goodeyedeers
End of Term Quiz
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End of Term Quiz

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A great quiz to end the term or school year. Suitable for KS2 and lower KS3 children. This attractive PowerPoint contains five rounds in all, each round has ten questions. There are four possible answers to each question. Each round of questions is followed by the answers so that teams can swap answers and mark them. The rounds are: Round One - General Knowledge Round Two - Sport Round Three - Harry Potter Round Four - Animals Round Five - Science Included is a PDF containing team sheets for teams to record their answers and an answer sheet. All the money raised from the sale of our resources goes to a local charity for children called MedEqup4Kids.
Primary Poetry Workshops for KS2
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Primary Poetry Workshops for KS2

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A set of poetry workshops to cover classes in KS2. In this resource bundle David Horner, children’s poet in residence here at Goodeyedeers, shares with you four typical workshop session he did when he was working in schools across the country and abroad. A comprehensive set of notes set out in detail how David would have organised a typical visit to school. Each package includes all the resources you will need to duplicate the sessions: Three animated videos where David reads out three of his poems using a number of unusual characters to help him! Text of each of these poems for the children to have as they follow the readings. Suggestions, in the Teachers’ Notes, as to how you might follow this first session up. A PowerPoint containing a complete workshop lesson for you to do with the children to get them writing their own poetry. A set of notes to accompany each of the slides that talk you through the lesson. We hope that you and your children enjoy this resource. If you have any comments we would love to hear from you. You can leave a review or contact us through Twitter @goodeyedeers
Primary Poetry Workshop - Year 6
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Primary Poetry Workshop - Year 6

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A poetry workshop for Year 6 children. Here is a chance for you to have a real poet in your classroom. In this resource package David Horner, children’s poet in residence here at Goodeyedeers, shares with you a typical workshop session he did when he was working in schools across the country and abroad. A comprehensive set of notes set out in detail how David would have organised a typical visit to school. The package also includes all the resources you will need to duplicate the sessions: Three animated videos where David reads out three of his poems using a number of unusual characters to help him! Text of each of these poems for the children to have as they follow the readings. Suggestions, in the Teachers’ Notes, as to how you might follow this first session up. A PowerPoint containing a complete workshop lesson for you to do with the children to get them writing their own poetry. A set of notes to accompany each of the slides that talk you through the lesson. We hope that you and your class enjoy this resource. If you have any comments we would love to hear from you. You can leave a review or contact us through Twitter @goodeyedeers
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.
Halloween Writing Idea - Creating Spooky Kennings Poems
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Halloween Writing Idea - Creating Spooky Kennings Poems

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Here is a lesson plan for an exciting session that will get your children writing scary kennings poems for Halloween. Within the printable PDF you will find: Facts about Halloween. Details about what a kenning is and where it comes from. A detailed lesson plan to get the children creating their own Halloween kennings and then using them to create some poems. 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 Bookmarks to Colour
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Christmas Bookmarks to Colour

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20 great Christmas bookmarks to colour in and use. The PDF contains 4 bookmarks per page. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a children’s charity called MedEqup4Kids. If you find this resource useful then please let us know.