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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.
Homonym Riddle-Poems
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Homonym Riddle-Poems

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A riddle for you to solve - “Join this and it can hit you hard.” What is the homonym answer? The answer to this riddle (which you can find near the bottom of this page) is a homonym. Children both love solving riddles and also creating their own. In this activity they work in pairs to create their own riddle-poems. In the PowerPoint presentation the children are introduced to the alien creatures Yos and Jayla who both live on the far away planet of SPaG. Between them they talk the children through what a homonym is and then show them how they can work in pairs to create teasing riddle-poems. The answer to each riddle-poem is always a homonym. The basis of the activity is an exciting word game which is played in pairs. To play the game you are provided with a photocopiable grid of 32 squares featuring 16 different noun phrases. This resource is intended to foster youngster’s confidence and skill in navigating the quirks of English spelling, by making it a game to engage with, rather than a problem to worry about. Look out for another Goodeyedeers resource called ‘Homonym Riddles' where you will again meet Yos. The answer to the riddle at the top of this page is – ‘club’ All the money raised from the sale of this resources is donated to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids. If you enjoy using this resource then please leave us a review. Many thanks
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.
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.
Fun With Homophones and Homonyms
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Fun With Homophones and Homonyms

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These four PowerPoint lessons explain to the children what homophones and homonyms are and then shows them how to create some teasing riddles and riddle poems to try out on their friends. These resource are intended to foster youngster’s confidence and skill in navigating the quirks of English spelling by making it a game to engage with, rather than a problem to worry about. All the money raised from the sale of this resources is donated to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
Primary Poetry Workshop - Year 3
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Primary Poetry Workshop - Year 3

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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
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
Primary Poetry Workshop - Year 5
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Primary Poetry Workshop - Year 5

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A poetry workshop for upper KS2. Here is an opportunity 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
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
Crack The Code - Year 3/4 NC Word List
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Crack The Code - Year 3/4 NC Word List

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This ‘Crack The Code’ resource contains four different codes the children can use, all linked to the Year 3/4 NC Word List. The 90 slide powerpoint takes the children through four different codes that they can use to both send messages and decipher them. It is accompanied by a children’s booklet full of codes for them to make and break
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.
Bookmarks With Scientific Facts - 40 Bookmarks To Colour
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Bookmarks With Scientific Facts - 40 Bookmarks To Colour

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40 bookmarks to colour with a difference. Each one contains an interesting scientific fact, such as: *Hummingbirds are the only birds in the world that can fly sideways, backwards, up and down. Ostriches can run faster than horses and male ostriches can roar like lions. There are more than 125 billion galaxies in our universe. Strawberry is the only fruit whose seed grows on the outside. * … and many more (40 different facts in total). For more great resources check out The Goodeyedeers Shop. All the money raised from the sale of our resources goes to a charity called Medequip4Kids.
Maths Riddles Task Cards - Two-Digit Addition - With Regrouping
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Maths Riddles Task Cards - Two-Digit Addition - With Regrouping

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Challenge your children with this set of 32 engaging two-digit addition riddle task cards. Suitable for years 2 and 3. The resource includes 32 two-digit addition (with regrouping) riddle task cards. One set in colour and another in black and white to help reduce printing costs. Also included are 8 blank cards for children to create their own riddle task cards; an answer grid; a recording sheet for the children and a board game for them to play using their riddle task cards. How can you use these task cards in your classroom? Use a card as a warm-up session before your maths lesson. Hide cards around the classroom; armed with clipboards and answering sheets the children look for them. Assessment - use some of the cards to see if a child understands the concept. Pairs can work together to solve cards and then quiz each other. They can be used as an enrichment or revision activity for children who finish early. Use them with simple traditional board games, each child having to solve a card before they can take a turn. Use them as a start of the day activity. Ideal for straight after play to help the children focus when they come in. They can be taken home as homework. For more ideas and great resources check us out on [Pinterest](https://www.pinterest.co.uk/goodeyedeers/. 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 please tell your colleagues and friends about us.
Maths Riddle Task Cards - Two-Digit Subtraction - No Regrouping
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Maths Riddle Task Cards - Two-Digit Subtraction - No Regrouping

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Challenge your children with this set of 32 engaging two-digit subtraction riddle task cards. Suitable for years 2 and 3. The resource includes 32 two-digit subtraction (with no regrouping) riddle task cards. One set in colour and another in black and white to help reduce printing costs. Also included are 8 blank cards for children to create their own riddle task cards; an answer grid; a recording sheet for the children and a board game for them to play using their riddle task cards. How can you use these task cards in your classroom? Use a card as a warm-up session before your maths lesson. Hide cards around the classroom; armed with clipboards and answering sheets the children look for them. Assessment - use some of the cards to see if a child understands the concept. Pairs can work together to solve cards and then quiz each other. They can be used as an enrichment or revision activity for children who finish early. Use them with simple traditional board games, each child having to solve a card before they can take a turn. Use them as a start of the day activity. Ideal for straight after play to help the children focus when they come in. They can be taken home as homework. For more ideas and great resources check us out on [Pinterest](https://www.pinterest.co.uk/goodeyedeers/. 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 please tell your colleagues and friends about us.
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.
Vocabulary Challenge Cards - Year 3/4 Word List (Set 1)
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Vocabulary Challenge Cards - Year 3/4 Word List (Set 1)

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Challenge your children with this set of 32 engaging vocabulary challenge cards all linked to words from the Year 3/4 National Curriculum Word List. For each card the children are given a word from the Word List with the letters jumbled up and they have to see how many words they can find from those letters. Each letter has a number on it so the children can keep a score of the new words they create. The PDF contains two sets of the same cards - one set in colour and another in black and white to help reduce printing costs. How can you use these cards in your classroom? Use a card as a warm-up session before your English lesson. Pairs can work together to solve cards and then quiz each other. Use them as an enrichment activity for children who finish early. Use them as a start of the day activity. Ideal activity for straight after play. Use them as homework activities. For more ideas and great resources check us out on [Pinterest](https://www.pinterest.co.uk/goodeyedeers/. 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 please tell your colleagues and friends about us.
Vocabulary Challenge Cards - Year 3/4 Word List  (Set 2)
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Vocabulary Challenge Cards - Year 3/4 Word List (Set 2)

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Challenge your children with this set of 36 engaging vocabulary challenge cards all linked to words from the Year 3/4 National Curriculum Word List. For each card the children are given a word from the Word List with the letters jumbled up and they have to see how many words they can find from those letters. Each letter has a number on it so the children can keep a score of the new words they create. The PDF contains two sets of the same cards - one set in colour and another in black and white to help reduce printing costs. How can you use these cards in your classroom? Use a card as a warm-up session before your English lesson. Pairs can work together to solve cards and then quiz each other. Use them as an enrichment activity for children who finish early. Use them as a start of the day activity. Ideal activity for straight after play. Use them as homework activities. For more ideas and great resources check us out on [Pinterest](https://www.pinterest.co.uk/goodeyedeers/. 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 please tell your colleagues and friends about us.
Poetry Writing Ideas for Younger Children
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Poetry Writing Ideas for Younger Children

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In this video for teachers David Horner, our very own children’s poet in residence here at Goodeyedeers, talks you through a variety of poetry writing ideas all using the word ‘when’. You will find out about how to get your children to write: 7 line week poems 4 line seasons poems 12 line calendar poems festival poems poems for special occasions mood poems weather poems David finishes by going through, in detail, how to write a weather poem. All the money raised from the sale of our resources 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.
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