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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.
Halloween - PowerPoint Lesson - Writing Spine-Chilling Haiku Poems
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Halloween - PowerPoint Lesson - Writing Spine-Chilling Haiku Poems

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Show your children how to write some great spine-chilling Halloween Haiku poems. Ideal for children in KS2 and lower KS3. 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 scary Halloween 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. 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.
Bonfire Night - Writing Explosive Haiku Poems - PowerPoint Lesson
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Bonfire Night - Writing Explosive Haiku Poems - PowerPoint Lesson

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KS2 Poetry Writing 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.
Christmas - PowerPoint Lesson - Writing  Cool Christmas Kennings
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Christmas - PowerPoint Lesson - Writing Cool Christmas Kennings

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In this PowerPoint lesson your children will find out how to write wonderful Christmas Kennings poems. Ideal for children in KS2 . The PowerPoint lesson takes the children through the whole process. It starts by explaining what kennings are and their Anglo-Saxon background. They then look at a few modern kennings before being shown how to create some Christmas kennings about Santa. These are then transformed into a poem and then a riddle. Finally, the children are given some picture prompts to help get them started on writing their own magical Christmas kennings. 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 with this resource are a set of colour and black and white Christmas writing frames for the children to use when they write out their finished poems and riddles. 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 -  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.
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.
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.
Jabberwocky - Making Sense of  Nonsense - Complete Lesson
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Jabberwocky - Making Sense of Nonsense - Complete Lesson

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-UPDATED 2020- Aimed at children in Years 5, 6 and 7. This popular PowerPoint lesson 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.
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.
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.
40 Great Bookmarks To Colour
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40 Great Bookmarks To Colour

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40 great bookmarks for your children to colour and use. Each one contains a reading slogan such as: Lost in a good book. I’m a bookworm. Dive into a good book. Reading opens doors. Time for reading. I love reading. Reading forever. Sssh! I’m reading … and many more. We hope you enjoy this resource and will have a look a our shop for more amazing ideas. All the money raised from the sale of our resources goes to a children’s charity called MedEquip4Kids.
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 in this PowerPoint lesson 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 lesson 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.
80  Daily Challenges
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80 Daily Challenges

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These PowerPoints contains 16 weeks’ worth of daily challenges (80 in all). Aimed at youngsters in KS2 and lower KS3. There is a mixture of English and maths challenges, thinking skills, logic puzzles and visual literacy. The resource contains two PowerPoints - one has the challenges arranged so that, for example, you get five maths challenges in a particular week or five spelling challenges. The second PowerPoint contains the same challenges but each week is a mixed bag. Some of the challenges are open-ended. Those having an answer are followed by an answer slide. The themes covered are: Geography Recipes - work out the amounts needed to make each city. Emoji Sums - emoji figures instead of numbers. Great fun! Anagram-azing - all the anagrams are words from the NC Word Lists. Words Within Words - just how many words can you make from one word? Thinking Skills - let your imagination go wild! Matchstick Puzzles - these should be easy but… Visual Literacy - some great pictures to think about, discuss and maybe write about. Word Sums - where did all those peanuts go? Planet Recipes - work out the amounts needed to make each planet. Multiplication Facts - a multiplication grid to fill in. If you enjoy using this resource then we would love you to leave us a review. All the money raised from the sale of our resources goes 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.
Halloween Writing Idea -  Spine-Chilling Cinquain Poems
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Halloween Writing Idea - Spine-Chilling Cinquain Poems

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Here are some great ideas for an exciting lesson about writing some spine-chilling cinquain poems for Halloween. Within the printable PDF you will find: Facts about Halloween. Details about what a cinquain poem is and who invented the format. A detailed lesson plan to get the children learning about syllables and write their own cinquains. 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 - 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.
 Tongue Twisters To Tickle The Tonsils - Poetry for KS2
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Tongue Twisters To Tickle The Tonsils - Poetry for KS2

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This lesson is designed to enable children to deconstruct some common tongue twisters and create new ones of their own. Suitable for all years across Key Stage 2. The PowerPoint takes the children through, step by step, the whole process of deconstructing a tongue twister and then reconstructing it to make it their own. The Tongue Twisters doc. file is a list of 20 tongue twisters for them to work on. The Teacher's Notes gives you some interesting facts about tongue twisters to share with your class as well as ideas as to what the children might do with the ones they create. If you enjoy this resource from Goodeyedeers 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.
Poetry & Maths - Poetry for KS2
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Poetry & Maths - Poetry for KS2

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‘24 Lines Make A Day’ is a poem based on the 24 hours of a day. It is performed by the poet - David Horner. Suitable for Years 3, 4 and possibly 5. The resources include: A short, animated film for the children to watch and listen to David reading the poem. Teachers’ Notes which give you a) activities to do with the children based around the poem ’24 Lines Make A Day’ b) ideas for creating fresh poems linked to the ideas used to create the poem. c) suggestions for further activities The text of the poem ’24 Lines Make A Day’. If you enjoy this resource package from Goodeyedeers we hope you will tell your colleagues about it 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.
 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.
Dictionary Challenge Cards
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Dictionary Challenge Cards

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These 24 dictionary challenge cards are great fun and can be used to develop your children’s use of the dictionary. Each card has an open-ended clue to be used by the children to find a word in the dictionary. For each card there is more than one possible answer. There are also 8 bonus cards that each contain a different task for the children to complete using some or all of the words they have found. The cards are in colour and in black and white. There is an answer sheet for the children to fill in as they complete each task card.
Punctuation Task Cards
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Punctuation Task Cards

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24 free punctauation task cards for KS2 children. This set of 24 task cards looks at punctuation facts. The cards cover semi- colons, question marks, exclamation marks, colons, speech marks and apostrophes. The cards can be used in a variety of ways by individual children, pairs, small groups and even the whole class. If you find this resource useful please leave us a review and visit the Goodeyedeers Shop for more ideas.