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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.
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.
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.
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.
 Pets and Poems - Poetry for KS2
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Pets and Poems - Poetry for KS2

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The short, animated film, shows a cat reciting David Horner’s poem, ‘Walkies’. Your children will love watching and listening to this. A copy of the text of the poem is included so that the children can follow along with the reading as well as reading it out loud themselves. The teacher’s notes give you a number of ideas as to how you might work with this poem and get the children creating their own, including: looking at the rhyming scheme counting syllables and stressed syllables writing similar poems about their pets making up imaginary pets and zany animals working with syllables to create alliterating poems All the materials are fully adaptable, so you can make them your own if you wish. Please let us know how you have used this resource. We would love to hear from you. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a local charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
SPaG - A Great Grammar Game for Year 2
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SPaG - A Great Grammar Game for Year 2

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In this entertaining 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 Y2 children as set out in the most recent National Curriculum for English. The PowerPoint presentation leads the children, step by step, through the game. It also includes an embedded video introducing the children to Hetti. The Teachers’ Notes give more instructions for playing the game and suggested follow up activities. The precise elements the game covers are: subordination expanded noun phrases the progressive form of verbs commas to separate items in a list apostrophes to mark letters missing in spelling. The game also revisits much of the punctuation demands and the terminology introduced in Y1. It can be played more than once, either by 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. Money raised from the sale of this resource will be going to a children’s charity called MedEquip4Kids.
SPaG - A Great Grammar Game for Year 5
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SPaG - A Great Grammar Game for Year 5

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In this engrossing 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 Y5 children as set out in the most recent National Curriculum for English. The PowerPoint lesson leads the children, step by step, through the game. It also includes an embedded video introducing the children to Hetti. The Teachers’ Notes give more instructions for playing the game and suggested follow up activities. The precise elements the game covers are: relative clauses relative pronouns modal verbs adverbs suggesting degrees of possibility. 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 money raised from the sale of this resource is going to a children’s charity called MedEquip4Kids.
SPaG - A Great Grammar Game for Year 3
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SPaG - A Great Grammar Game for Year 3

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This resource contains: A PowerPoint lesson explaining the game in detail and including a video clip message from Hetti Teachers’ notes explaining how to play the game and giving links to the National Curriculum A 5x4 grid to photocopy for the children In this enjoyable 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 Y3 children as set out in the most recent National Curriculum for English. The precise elements the game covers are: forming nouns using prefixes choosing a or an before the next word expressing time using conjunctions. 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. Money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a children’s 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. In the PowerPoint lesson the game covers: 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.
Times Table Twisters! (2x, 5x & 10x Tongue Twister Times Tables)
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Times Table Twisters! (2x, 5x & 10x 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 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 – 2x, 5x and 10x. 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.
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.
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 Workbook 2 - Year 3/4 National Curriculum Word List
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Spellings Workbook 2 - Year 3/4 National Curriculum Word List

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In this workbook more than half of the spelling words on the Year 3/4 Word List are covered. There are a number of exercises for the children to work through, all linked to the 'National Curriculum Word List for Years 3/4', including: Crosswords Word Searches Word List Codes Sentence Instructions Maths Acrostics Workbooks 1 & 2 cover all the Year 3/4 Word List spellings. Included in the package is a copy of the Year 3/4 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.
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.
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.
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.
Portmanteau Words - Making Sense of Nonsense
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Portmanteau Words - Making Sense of Nonsense

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This resource is ideally for children in upper KS2 and lower KS3. A portmanteau word is a new word made from two already existing ones. For example, Brexit. Lewis Carroll started the fun, in the poem 'Jabberwocky'.  In the powerpoint presentation pupils meet special agent Sam, who works for SYD - Subverting Your Dictionary.  First Sam explains what portmanteau words are and gets them investigating existing portmanteaux. He then invites youngsters on a mission of verbal invention, the creation of new portmanteaux - all linked to a classic 19th Century lyric poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley. And remember - one of Carroll's words, 'chortle', did so well, most people don't realise its origins. So, not so much nonsense as new sense! All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a North West charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
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.
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.
Mother's Day Poetry Ideas
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Mother's Day Poetry Ideas

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In this bundle of Powerpoint presentations, the well known children's poet, David Horner, will talk your children through four clever ways to write a poem for their mum for Mother's Day. 1. The first idea he calls 'My Mum's A Ferrari' and it explores the use of metaphors. 2. The next one is a 'Recipe Poem'. 3. The third idea involves playing a word association game to get ideas for a poem. 4. The final idea for a poem for Mother's Day, David calls 'The Magic Box' and is based on the poem 'The Magic Box' by Kit Wright. The poems the children write are bound to melt the hearts of the mums who receive them. All the money raised from the sale of our resources is donated to a local northwest charity for children called MedEquip4Kids.
Father's Day Poetry Ideas - Make A Recipe Poem For Your Dad
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Father's Day Poetry Ideas - Make A Recipe Poem For Your Dad

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In this PowerPoint presentation, children’s poet, David Horner, will talk your children through an ingenious way to write a poem for their dad for Father’s Day. It is a ‘Recipe Poem’. The presentation takes the children through the entire process step by step. At the end they children will have written a recipe poem describing what goes in to making a great dad - it is bound to melt the hearts of the dads who receive them. If you and your children enjoy this lesson then watch out for our other Father’s Day poetry lessons - there will be four in total. Father’s Day Poetry - The Magic Box Father’s Day Poetry - Using Metaphors Father’s Day poetry - Word Association Game We would love to know what you think of our resources, so please 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.