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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.
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.
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.
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.
Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers - Task Cards
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Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers - Task Cards

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This set of 40 task cards is designed to give children opportunities to develop their knowledge of improper fractions and mixed numbers. This set of 40 task cards looks at improper fractions and mixed numbers. On each card the children are asked to either change a mixed number to an improper fraction or an improper fraction to a mixed number. The cards can be used in a variety of ways by individual children, pairs, small groups and even the whole class. Here are a few ways you might use them: 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 their work early. You can use task cards with simple traditional board games. The child has to solve a card before they can take their turn. Take them home as homework.
Adding and Subtracting Fractions Task Cards
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Adding and Subtracting Fractions Task Cards

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In this set you will find 32 task cards about adding and subtracting fractions. This set of 32 task cards looks at addition and subtraction of fractions. The answer sheet has room for the children to show their working out. The cards can be used in a variety of ways by individual children, pairs, small groups and even the whole class. Here are a few ways you might use them: 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 their work early. You can use task cards with simple traditional board games. The child has to solve a card before they can take their turn. Take them home as homework.
Spellings Task Cards
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Spellings Task Cards

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Two sets of task cards - 64 cards in total. These cards give children in Years 5 and 6 activities to familiarize themselves with words/spellings in the Year 5/6 National Curriculum Word List. If you find this resource useful please leave a review.
 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.
 Simple Rhythms - Music Ideas For KS1 & 2
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Simple Rhythms - Music Ideas For KS1 & 2

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These music lesson ideas are suitable for children in both KS1 and KS2. The short video will give teachers ideas for lessons about getting the children to create simple rhythms. It explains how crotchets, quavers and semiquavers work and how, combined with one, two and four syllable words, interesting rhythms can be created. The Teachers’ Notes give suggestions as to how the ideas put forward in the video can be developed. If you enjoy using this package please let us know and don’t forget to tell your friends. Many thanks. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
Creative Writing Ideas - Children's Workbook
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Creative Writing Ideas - Children's Workbook

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This resource is designed to be photocopied so that each child has a booklet of interesting writing activities they can complete. It includes ideas and prompts for writing: Haiku poetry - three lines with a total of 17 syllables Cinquain poetry - five-line poems with a total of 22 syllables Etheree poetry - as many lines as you like - line 1 has 1 syllable, line 2 has 2 syllables and so on Twitter Fiction - stories in 140 characters or less Drabbles - exactly 100 word stories Fairy Tales - modern, up to date fairy tales 13 Word Stories - a bakers dozen. Dictionary Stories - using your date of birth and a dictionary to give you three words to include in a story To-Do-Lists - what might the Queen have on her To-Do-List? When the children have completed their booklet they will have 29 original pieces of writing to share with you and the class. If you enjoy this resource then please let us know and don’t forget to tell your friends. Many thanks. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
Times Tables Twisters! (6x, 7x & 9x Tongue Twister Times Tables)
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Times Tables Twisters! (6x, 7x & 9x Tongue Twister Times Tables)

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‘Times Tables Twisters’ is a great resource that gives you differentiated activities that can be used to combine the learning of times tables with the writing of tongue twisters. It can be delivered as a class lesson or used by individual children on their iPads. The children meet different characters who, like many children, were finding the learning of times tables difficult, until they came up with this unique way of remembering them. Each PowerPoint lesson describes, in detail, how the 6, 7 and 9 times tables can be used to create some interesting tongue twisters. This resource contains: - Three PowerPoint presentation lessons one for each of the times tables – 6x, 7x and 9x. - A PDF containing a set of differentiated grids that the children can use to help them create their own times table tongue twisters. - An Excel sheet with the same set of differentiated grids on that can be used by children with their own laptops and/or iPads. - A set of teachers’ notes with follow up ideas. As well as having fun with words the children are creating their own mnemonics to help them remember their tables. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
Times Tables Twisters! (3x,4x and 8x Times Tables Tongue Twisters)
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Times Tables Twisters! (3x,4x and 8x Times Tables Tongue Twisters)

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A great resource that gives you differentiated activities that can be used to combine the learning of times tables with the writing of tongue twisters. It can be delivered as a class lesson or used by individual children on their iPads. The children meet Terry who, like many children, was finding the learning of his times tables difficult, until he came up with this unique way of remembering them. In the PowerPoint lesson Terry describes, in detail, how he uses his times tables to create some interesting tongue twisters. This resource contains: Three PowerPoint presentation lessons one for each of the times tables – 3x, 4x and 8x. A PDF containing a set of differentiated grids that the children can use to help them create their own times table tongue twisters. An Excel sheet with the same set of differentiated grids on that can be used by children with their own laptops and/or iPads. A set of teachers’ notes with follow up ideas. As well as having fun with words the children are creating their own mnemonics to help them remember their tables. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes 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.
How To Write Homophone Riddles
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How To Write Homophone Riddles

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What do you call a jumbo jet before it’s painted? The answer to this riddle (which you will find near the bottom of this page) is a pair of homophones. Children love solving riddles and also creating their own. This material can be used across KS1 – KS3 to both introduce the concept of homophones to younger children and for re-visiting it in subsequent years to consolidate the children’s knowledge. 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. In the PowerPoint presentation the children are introduced to an alien creature called Korb who lives on the far away planet of SPaG. Korb explains to the children what a homophone is and then shows them how they can create teasing riddles. The answer to each riddle is always a pair of homophone words. Look out for another Goodeyedeers resource called ‘Homophone Riddle-Poems’ where you will meet Korb’s alien friend, Riya. The answer to the riddle at the top of this page is – a plain plane! All the money raised from the sale of this resources is donated to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
The Great Fire of London Quiz
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The Great Fire of London Quiz

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In this PowerPoint the children are introduced to a young boy called Henry who lived just around the corner from where the Great Fire of London started in Pudding Lane. He leads the children through a quiz that will both test their knowledge of this great event and help consolidate what they have learnt. It can be used by the whole class, small groups or by individual children. The money raised from the sale of our resources is donated to a local northwest charity for children called MedEquip4Kids. The background image used - Creative Commons Licence - attribution -puddinglanedmuga.blogspot.co.uk
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.
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.
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.
Halloween Creative Writing Ideas  - Workbook for Children
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Halloween Creative Writing Ideas - Workbook for Children

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This resource is designed to be photocopied so that each child has a booklet of exciting Halloween writing activities they can complete. This writing booklet is a chance for the children in your class to let their thoughts go wild! There are ideas for writing scary poems and even scarier stories. They might come up with some fearsome spells to frighten their teacher or write some creepy cinquain poems. Once they have finished this book they will have written: A Halloween Tanka poem Five scary six word stories A bewitching alphabet story Four fearsome spells Some frightening ‘What If’s’ Two creepy cinquain poems … and a police report to help capture a gruesome monster! When the children have completed their booklet they will have a variety of original pieces of writing to share with you and the class. If you enjoy this resource then please let us know and don’t forget to tell your friends. Many thanks. All the money raised from the sale of this resource 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.
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.