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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.
Compound Noun  Riddles
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Compound Noun Riddles

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What eats grass and is definitely not a girl? The answer to this riddle is a compound noun. Children love solving riddles and also creating their own. This material can be used across KS1 – KS3 to both introduce the concept of compounding to younger children and for re-visiting it in subsequent years to consolidate the children’s knowledge. This resource aims to show children that our language is interesting rather than difficult – something to play with and explore rather than feel threatened and defeated by. In the PowerPoint presentation the children are introduced to an alien creature called Bernard. Bernard explains what a compound noun is and then shows them how they can create teasing riddles. The answer to each riddle is always a compound noun. Look out for the resource ‘Compound Nouns – Riddle-Poems’ where you will meet Bernard’s alien sister, Bernice. The answer to the riddle at the top of this page is – cowboy. 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 we would very much appreciate you telling us through a review. Thanks.
Daily Morning Challenges
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Daily Morning Challenges

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This Powerpoint contains 16 weeks’ worth of morning 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.
Back to School Pack
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Back to School Pack

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This Back to School set of printable resources is ideal for the start of the new academic year. It contains: 5 printable ‘All About Me’ sheets for you to find out more about the children in your new class. 5 Growth Mindset doodles for the children to colour. 5 A4 Growth Mindset posters to display in your classroom. A set of shields and t-shirts for the children to fill in about themselves. A set of 5 holiday themed writing borders with fully lined, half lined and blank pages. An idea to get the children to write an autobiographical acrostic poem. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids. If you find this resource useful then we would love a review from you and maybe a mention on Twitter where you can find us at @goodeyedeers
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.
Christmas Poetry Writing Ideas - A Recipe Poem
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Christmas Poetry Writing Ideas - A Recipe Poem

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This Christmas poetry writing idea from Goodeyedeers is a great activity for KS2 children. They will be creating ‘A Ridiculous Recipe to Make a Cool Christmas’. Or ‘A Revolutionary Recipe to Design a Cuddly Christmas’. Or… I’m sure you get the idea, they will be exploring the world of alliteration. This is a Powerpoint lesson that will celebrate in some clearly explained, structured writing, not just the festive food, but the extravagance of the whole occasion. Wordplay is at the heart of it all. And it’ll be the most fun a class will ever have with dictionaries! The finished poems would be ideal for an assembly performance. The resource includes: A Powerpoint presentation which takes the children through the whole process stage by stage. A full set of Teachers’ Notes that give additional ideas for each slide. A printable sheet for the children to use to draft their work. Five Christmas decorated writing frames for the children’s finished work. 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.
Spellings Workbook 1 - Years 5/6
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Spellings Workbook 1 - Years 5/6

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In this workbook from Goodeyedeers more than half of the spelling words on the Year 5/6 Word List are covered. There are a number of exercises for the children to work through, including: Crosswords Word Searches Finding Spellings Within Spellings Writing Acrostics Creating Tongue Twisters Workbooks 1 & 2 cover all the Year 5/6 Word List spellings. Included in the package is a copy of the Year 5/6 Word List. If you and your children enjoy this resource then please let us and others know by leaving us a review. Many thanks. All the money raised from the sale of our resources goes to a local charity for children called - MedEquip4Kids.
Maths Quiz Booklet
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Maths Quiz Booklet

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This Maths Quiz Booklet from Goodeyedeers is ideal for Years 5, 6 and 7. This booklet contains: - Mathematical acrostics - Crosswords and Word Searches - Mathematical Tongue Twisters - Fascinating Mathematical Facts and more… The children can be given the PDF as a booklet to work through or individual pages can be photocopied and used. All the money made from the selling of our resources goes to a local charity for children - MedEquip4Kids.
Spellings  Workbook 2 - Year 5/6
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Spellings Workbook 2 - Year 5/6

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In this workbook from Goodeyedeers more than half of the spelling words on the Year 5/6 Word List are covered. There are a number of exercises for the children to work through, including: Crosswords Word Searches Creating Six Sentence Stories Writing AcrosticPoems Writing Twitter Stories Workbooks 1 & 2 cover all the Year 5/6 Word List spellings. Included in the package is a copy of the Year 5/6 Word List. If you and your children enjoy this resource then please let us and others know by leaving us a review. Many thanks. All the money raised from the sale of our resources goes to a local charity for children called - MedEquip4Kids.
Rewriting classic poetry
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Rewriting classic poetry

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This is a way for you and your class to do a lot of close reading and also have a lot constructive fun with a classic poem. Ideal for upper KS2 and lower KS3. The PowerPoint presentation can be used in the classroom and will take the children through the process of re-writing some of the classics. The Teachers’ Notes will give you ideas for further work. This resource also contains the script of four classic poems that you can start using with the children straight away. As well as enjoying creating new poems the children are also immersed in reading and re-reading the original classics and absorbing their diction, rhythms and structure. If you enjoy this resource please let us know and don’t forget to tell your colleagues. Many thanks. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
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.
Colour Your Spellings - Year 3/4 Word List
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Colour Your Spellings - Year 3/4 Word List

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The two workbooks from Goodeyedeers in this package cover all the words in the Year 3/4 NC Word List. Each page contains five, randomly chosen words from the Year 3/4 NC Word List set against a distinctive background, all of which needs to be coloured in. The colouring in of each letter of the word further enhances the child’s learning of that word. All images are sourced via a creative commons licence. If you enjoy this resource please have a look at at our others. Any feedback would be more than welcome. Many thanks. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
Spellings Within Spellings - Using The Year 5/6 Word List
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Spellings Within Spellings - Using The Year 5/6 Word List

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This powerpoint presentation introduces the children to the idea of ‘Spellings Within Spellings’. Based on a popular and very old game, Spellings Within Spellings asks the children to concentrate intently on words from the Year 5/6 Word List. For the teacher the purpose is the child learning the spellings, so the child must constantly be studying and investigating each word to play the game successfully. The presentation also introduces your class to Hetti from Planet SPaG who talks about her love of words. You will discover that Hetti was able to digest and learn the whole list in just 7 seconds! Included in the package is a copy of the Year 5/6 Word List and a series of differentiated photocopiable grids for the children to use. If you and your children enjoy this resource then please let us and others know by leaving us a review. Many thanks. All the money raised from the sale of our resources goes to a local charity for children called - MedEquip4Kids.
William Shakespeare - Edit Shakespeare's Language and Become  a Wide-Eyed Waffle-Cake
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William Shakespeare - Edit Shakespeare's Language and Become a Wide-Eyed Waffle-Cake

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In this William Shakespeare package we feature a song from ‘The Tempest’ and songs from ‘Cymbelene’ and ‘Hamlet’. In the Powerpoint presentation, Professor Bacon is your guide to first drafts of these Shakespearean songs lost till now in an old trunk. The problem is that the songs’ lines and their verses have been hopelessly jumbled. However, as Joan Collins once said, “Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you someone who has never achieved much.” Professor Bacon’s challenge is to edit these line and verses into their correct order. His presentation is littered with Shakespearean insults and compliments. Once the tasks have been correctly completed you’ll have no more weedy beef-witted jolt-heads in your presence - just a class full of gallant, wide-eyed wafer-cakes! Ideal for children in Upper KS2 and KS3. As well as the presentation, this package includes all necessary texts for photocopying and editing. 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.
Writing Poetry With Younger Children
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Writing Poetry With Younger Children

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In this short video, David Horner, children's poet and author, gives you a simple idea for writing poetry with younger children. The money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a children's charity called MedEquip4Kids.
William Shakespeare – Lost Treasures and a Shopping List
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William Shakespeare – Lost Treasures and a Shopping List

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This William Shakespeare resource package we look at drafts of songs in ‘The Winter’s Tale’ and ‘Twelfth Night’, all buried until now in an old wooden chest. In the Powerpoint presentation, Professor Bacon is your guide to first drafts of these Shakespearean songs lost till now in this old trunk. In one case the problem is that lines from two songs have somehow become mixed up and entangled and must be both re-ordered and separated into two separate pieces. Though to quote A A Milne, “One advantage of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries”. Then finally Professor Bacon looks 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. As Professor Bacon would say, calling upon his vast knowledge of Shakespearean insults and compliments - 'You’d rather have delicate, tender-hearted pigeon-eggs for company than spleeny, clay-brained varlets – wouldn’t you?' As well as the presentation, this package includes all necessary texts for photocopying and editing. 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.
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.
Spelling Riddles - Using The Year 5/6 Word List
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Spelling Riddles - Using The Year 5/6 Word List

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This powerpoint presentation introduces the children to the idea of ‘Spelling Riddles’. They are shown a couple of examples and then Hetti shows them how to make their own using the spellings from the Year 5/6 Word List. Children like a chance to ask the questions! Along with the exclusive concern with the Word List words, the focus is wholly on the child's learning of the words - crucially learning by doing. Initially solving and then creating riddles keeps the child curious, in control and mentally active.  The presentation also introduces them to Hetti from Planet SPaG, who talks about her love of words. Did you know Hetti was able to digest and learn the whole list in just 7 seconds! Included in the package is a copy of the Year 5/6 Word List and a photocopiable grid to help the children create their own Spelling Riddles. If you and your children enjoy this resource then please let us and others know by leaving a review. Many thanks. All the money raised from the sale of our resources goes to a local charity for children called - MedEquip4Kids.
Spellings Recipes - Using Year 3/4 Word List
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Spellings Recipes - Using Year 3/4 Word List

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This powerpoint presentation introduces the children to the idea of ‘Spellings Recipes’. Children love creating recipes - the stranger the better. Here they have a chance to use words from the Year 3/4 National Curriculum Word List to create some very odd recipes. Spellings Recipes asks the children to concentrate intently on words from the Word List. For the teacher the purpose is the child learning the spellings, so the child must constantly be studying and investigating each word to ensure it meets the criteria needed to go into the recipe. The presentation also introduces your class to Hetti from Planet SPaG who talk about her love of words. You discover that Hetti was able to digest and learn the whole list in just 7 seconds! Included in the package is a copy of the Year3/4 Word List, a grid to help the children create their own recipes and a page from Hetti's recipe book to write their completed mouth-watering recipes out on. If you and your children enjoy this resource then please let us and others know by leaving us a review. Many thanks. All the money raised from the sale of our resources goes to a local charity for children called - MedEquip4Kids.
Geometrical Colouring Book
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Geometrical Colouring Book

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A book of 14 intricate geometrical designs. A calming, relaxing activity - ideal for the end of term. The money raised from the sale of our resources goes to a local charity for children - MedEquip4Kids.