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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.
SPaG - A Great Grammar Game for Year 4
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SPaG - A Great Grammar Game for Year 4

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In this, stimulating and creative game players meet – or possibly re-meet - Hetti, a smart and friendly alien living on the far-off planet of SPaG. The game is wholly about teaching, rather than testing the Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar demands for Y4 children as set out in the most recent National Curriculum for English. The precise elements the game covers are: the grammatical difference between plural and possessive – s standard English verb inflections fronted adverbials and punctuation apostrophes to mark singular possession. 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 one, 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. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
SPaG Grammar Games
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SPaG Grammar Games

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In these stimulating and creative games players meet Hetti, a smart and friendly alien living on the far off planet of SPaG. The games are wholly about teaching, rather than testing the Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar demands as set out in the most recent National Curriculum for English. 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 these activities are designed to work. All the money raised from the sale of these resources goes to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
William Shakespeare - His Rich Language, Rude Words and Insults
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William Shakespeare - His Rich Language, Rude Words and Insults

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This William Shakespeare resource package is an introduction to Shakespeare’s rich, Elizabethan language. Looking particularly at songs from ‘The Tempest’ and ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ Professor Francis Bacon is your guide – and he has a large box crammed with (until now) unknown first drafts of songs Shakespeare featured in his plays. Unfortunately, each draft is, well, a bit of a mess and in real need of editing. To almost quote Eric Morecambe, it’s the right words but not necessarily in the right order. The songs featured here are from ‘The Tempest’ and ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ and the focus is on the end rhymes of the songs. It’s a different activity for each song, but the invitation to young readers is to do the editing and in so doing, play with and engage with the language in an active, creative way. As with a lot of Shakespeare’s work this presentation is littered with Shakespearean insults. So, don’t have young readers that are lumpish, guts-griping maggot-pies. Turn them into precious, honey-tongued editors! As well as the presentation, this package includes all necessary texts for photocopying and editing. Ideal for solo, paired or group work. Ideal for children in Upper KS2 and KS3. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to MedEquip4Kids. This is a local charity for children that works with medical staff, community nurses and other registered charities to provide equipment and improve facilities in hospitals.
Metaphors
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Metaphors

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This 5 minute video will give you a rich way in to exploring the idea of metaphor with your class. David Horner (children's poet) will share with you one of his workshop ideas. The children will be asked to write about one of the most ordinary things in their lives - their bed. Somewhere they rarely think about, but somewhere they will spend more time than anywhere else. The poem you are going to get the children to create is made up of a sequence of unrhymed couplets. If you find this resource useful then we would love it if you could 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.
 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.
William Shakespeare - Exploring His Rich Language and Great Insults
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William Shakespeare - Exploring His Rich Language and Great Insults

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The four resources in this bundle are all suitable for children in upper KS2 and KS3. These presentations are an introduction to Shakespeare’s rich, Elizabethan language. They consist of: 1. William Shakespeare - His Rich Language and Rude Words and Insults. (PowerPoint lesson) Here the children look at ‘The Tempest’ and ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ and the focus is on the end rhymes of the songs. It’s a different activity for each song, but the invitation to young readers is to do the editing and in so doing, play with and engage with the language in an active, creative way. 2. Edit Shakespeare's Language and Become a Wide-Eyed Waffle-Cake. (PowerPoint lesson) Here the children look at ‘The Tempest’ and songs from ‘Cymbelene’ and ‘Hamlet’. The problem is that the songs’ lines and their verses have been hopelessly jumbled. The challenge is to edit these line and verses into their correct order. 3.William Shakespeare - Lost Treasures and a Shopping List. (PowerPoint lesson) Here the children look at songs in ‘The Winter’s Tale’ and ‘Twelfth Night’. In one case the t lines from two songs have somehow become mixed up and entangled and must be both re-ordered and separated into two separate pieces. Then we look at a song rich in items of the Elizabethan age. The draft gives these items in a separate list but unfortunately, they are missing from the text. The students are asked to insert them into the correct places to complete the song. 4. William Shakespeare - Man of Mystery. We know very little about Shakespeare’s life. We know he was born in 1564, but we don’t know the exact date. He is buried in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-Upon-Avon but we don’t know exactly when he died. This PDF explores further this ‘Man of Mystery’ and his work. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to MedEquip4Kids. This is a local charity for children that works with medical staff, community nurses and other registered charities to provide equipment and improve facilities in hospitals.
An A-Z  0f  Dinosaurs
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An A-Z 0f Dinosaurs

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Welcome to the Dinosaurus, complete and in order, from Allosaurus to Zephyrosaurus – and one for each letter of the alphabet in between. For each of 26 pre-historic monsters there’s a poem – appropriately a reworking of an old, traditional rhyme. The rhymes are displayed and read aloud by their creator, children’s writer David Horner, and each is accompanied by a vivid, full-colour illustration created from the ever fertile imagination of artist Anne Hodgkiss. Each poem and illustration is followed by the rhyme’s original version. Also included is a Timeline, showing the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, marked with letters of the alphabet, to show just when each of the 26 chosen dinosaurs lived. A click on any letter will take the reader straight to the chosen dinosaur. Alternatively, readers can turn the pages of this audio e-book, taking each letter in turn, in a unique celebration of the dinosaur, the whole forming an invaluable addition to the classroom materials on these long-lost masters of the earth. All the money raised from the sale of our resources is donated to a local North West charity for children called MedEquip4Kids. If you enjoy this latest resource from Goodeyedeers we would love to hear from you, so please leave us a review.