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Welcome to Goodeyedeers - the home of quality writing and storytelling resources. 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 writing and storytelling resources. 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.
Colour Your Spellings - Year 5/6 National Curriculum Word List
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Colour Your Spellings - Year 5/6 National Curriculum Word List

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The two workbooks in this package cover all the words in the Year 5/6 National Curriculum Word List. Each page contains five, randomly chosen words from the Year 5/6 National Curriculum 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.
Spelling Riddles - Year 3/4 Word List
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Spelling Riddles - Year 3/4 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 3/4 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 3/4 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 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 Homonym Riddles
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Writing Homonym Riddles

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An ideal lesson for Years 5, 6 and 7. Here is a riddle for you to solve - “This aquarium has a big gun on the top.” 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 discover how to create riddles where the answer is a homonym. This material can be used to both introduce the concept of homonyms to younger children and for re-visiting it in subsequent years to consolidate the older children’s knowledge. In the PowerPoint presentation, the children are introduced to Freddy, the dictionary monster who eats homonyms and spits out riddles. He explains to the children what a homonym is and then shows them how they can create their own teasing homonym riddles. 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 Riddle-Poems'. The answer to the riddle at the top of this page is – ‘tank’ 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.
Compound Nouns – Riddle-Poems
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Compound Nouns – Riddle-Poems

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Here is a riddle - 'What are soft and yellow and live at the end of your arms?' The answer to this riddle is a compound noun. Children love solving riddles and also creating their own. In the PowerPoint presentation the children are introduced to a friendly alien creature called Jaxer and his alien friend Arana. Between them they talk the children through the idea of working in pairs to create a compound noun riddle-poem. This is an excellent resource for encouraging children to work in pairs. 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 compound nouns. This material encourages the children to explore the world of compound nouns. It 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. Look out for another ‘Goodeyedeers’ resource ‘Compound Nouns – Riddles’ where Jaxer shows you how to create some great riddles where the answer is always a compound noun. The answer to the riddle at the top of this page is – butterfingers. 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 leaving us a review. Many thanks.
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.
Using The National Curriculum Words Lists - Years 3/4 and Years 5/6
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Using The National Curriculum Words Lists - Years 3/4 and Years 5/6

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This teachers' booklet has ideas for working with both the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 National Curriculum Word Lists. We believe these suggested ideas will help you to make the learning of these words much more enjoyable for the children in your class. This booklet has 12 great ideas for exercises you can try out with the children. All of which can be used time and time again. Many would make great lessons and there are quite a few you can set the children to try out at home. Think how relieved the parents are going to be to see one of these tasks coming home rather than the dreaded ‘spelling list’. All the money raised from the sale of this resource will go to a local charity for children called - MedEquip4Kids
Growth Mindset Bookmarks To Colour
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Growth Mindset Bookmarks To Colour

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40 growth mindset bookmarks to colour with a difference. Each one contains an inspiring growth mindset quote, such as: *It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. Just because you haven’t found your talent yet doesn’t mean you don’t have one. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity! Mistakes are proof that you are trying. Believe you can and you are half way there. * … 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.