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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Christmas Bookmarks to Colour
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Christmas Bookmarks to Colour

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20 great Christmas bookmarks to colour in and use. The PDF contains 4 bookmarks per page. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a children’s charity called MedEqup4Kids. If you find this resource useful then please let us know.
Valentine's Day Quiz
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Valentine's Day Quiz

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What do you know about Valentine’s Day? Try our exciting Valentine’s Day Quiz to discover why the heart is a symbol of love or what people in Japan do on Valentine’s Day? If you enjoy this resource please tell your friends and colleagues and don’t forget to leave us a review. Our other Valentine’s Day resources are: Valentine’s Day Haiku 5 Valentine’s Day Writing Ideas
Valentine's Day Haiku
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Valentine's Day Haiku

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In this lesson the children will learn what a haiku poem is and how to count syllables. They will then work together to complete some Valentine’s Day haiku before going off and writing some of their own. If you enjoy this resource please tell your friends and colleagues about us. You might also like to look at our other Valentine’s Day resources: Valentine’s Day Quiz Five Valentine’s Day Writing Ideas
Five Valentine's Day Writing Ideas
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Five Valentine's Day Writing Ideas

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Your children are going to love these five Valentine’s Day writing ideas. Each one contains activities that will have all your children writing. They include: Valentine’s Day Cinquain Poems Valentine’s Day Acrostic Countdown to Valentine’s Day A secret Valentine’s Day poem An ‘If only…’ Valentine’s Day poem If you enjoy this resource please tell your friends and colleagues about us. You might also like to check out our other Valentine’s Day resources: Valentine’s Day Haiku Valentine’s Day Quiz
Synonyms and Haiku
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Synonyms and Haiku

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In this PowerPoint lesson the children discover how to create interesting haiku using synonyms. This fun and engaging lesson will have your class using a thesaurus to find synonyms; discover what a haiku is; explore how all the words we use contain syllables and then use this information to create their own haiku. The resource includes: A PowerPoint lesson that takes the children through the entire process. Teachers’ Notes including a worksheet to help the children write their haiku The resulting haiku poems the children create would make an excellent addition to a class word wall. If you find this resource useful please tell your friends and a review would be amazing. Many thanks. Mike and David from Goodeyedeers.
Word Meanings, Spelling and Haiku
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Word Meanings, Spelling and Haiku

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In this PowerPoint lesson the children discover how to create interesting haiku using the meanings of words from their word list or spelling list. This fun and engaging lesson will have your class using a dictionary to find the meanings of selected words; discover what a haiku is; explore how all the words we use contain syllables and then use this information to create their own haiku. The resource includes: A PowerPoint lesson that takes the children through the entire process. Teachers’ Notes including a worksheet to help the children write their haiku The resulting haiku poems the children create would make an excellent addition to a class word wall. If you find this resource useful please tell your friends and a review would be amazing. Many thanks. Mike and David from Goodeyedeers.
Vocabulary, Spelling and Haiku
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Vocabulary, Spelling and Haiku

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In this PowerPoint lesson the children discover how to create interesting haiku using the definitions of words from their word list or spelling list. This fun and engaging lesson will have your class using a dictionary to find definitions of selected words; discover what a haiku is; explore how all the words we use contain syllables and then use this information to create their own haiku. The resource includes: A PowerPoint lesson that takes the children through the entire process. Teachers’ Notes including a worksheet to help the children write their haiku The resulting haiku poems the children create would make an excellent addition to a class word wall. If you find this resource useful please tell your friends and a review would be amazing. Many thanks. Mike and David from Goodeyedeers.
The Christmas Story
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The Christmas Story

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In this PowerPoint the Christmas story is narrated by four cats who were there. They are: Oscar - Mary’s cat who was with her when the Angel Gabriel appeared. Mia - a cat who lived in the stable where Jesus was born. Cat - a wild cat who hangs out in the fields with the shepherds. Simba - a royal cat from the palace of King Herod. The children will enjoy listening to each one give an account of what they saw. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to MedEquip4Kids. This is a children’s charity raising money to provide paediatric medical equipment and facilities for hospitals and community health teams.
Christmas Quiz 2019
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Christmas Quiz 2019

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A 50 question quiz for you to try out with your class this Christmas. The PowerPoint includes questions and answers: Round One - Christmas Food Round Two - A Christmas Poem Round Three - The Christmas Story Round Four - Christmas General Knowledge Round Five - Christmas Books and Films The resource also includes a PDF containing blank team/answer sheets for the children to use.
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.
Christmas Cards and Envelopes to Make and Colour
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Christmas Cards and Envelopes to Make and Colour

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This PDF contains six different templates/nets for the Christmas card envelopes and ten cards. There are guidelines on how the envelopes should be cut out and assembled. There are six differently patterned envelope nets to choose from. The PDF includes ten Christmas cards (two per page) for the children to cut out, colour and then add their Christmas greetings to before popping them into their envelopes. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a children’s charity called MedEqup4Kids. If you enjoy this resource then we would love a review.
Christmas Writing Ideas - Countdown to Christmas - Complete Lesson
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Christmas Writing Ideas - Countdown to Christmas - Complete Lesson

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A clearly explained and carefully structured PowerPoint lesson to encourage writing which is rich in vocabulary - as befits the season! Wordplay is at the centre of it all, so an ideal activity to get pupils – individually or in pairs - digging into their dictionaries. The produced pieces are ideal too for any end of term assembly. The teachers’ notes to go through the PowerPoint lesson slide by slide to give you ideas as to how you might use it. 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 as well.