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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.
60 Daily Literacy Challenges
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60 Daily Literacy Challenges

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This resource contains 12 weeks’ worth of daily challenges (60 in all). The PowerPoint has the slides in random order and they are designed to be used independently by individuals or groups. It includes: Dictionary Quest - 10 challenges where the children need to use a dictionary. Thinking Skills - 10 challenges where the children can let their imagination go wild! Words Within Words - 10 challenges where the children have a collection of numbered letter tiles with which to make as many words as they can and solve the word the jumbled tiles make. Picture Prompt - 10 challenges using unusual pictures to get the children writing. Five Sentence Stories - 10 challenges here the children have to write a five sentence story but with specific constraints put on each sentence. Word Hunt - 10 challenges where the children are presented with a 3x3 grid containing nine letters. They have to create as many words as they can from those letters and find the nine letter animal. If you enjoy this resource from Goodeyedeers then please tell your colleagues and maybe leave us a review. Many thanks.
Playing With Poetry - Writing Diamante Poems
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Playing With Poetry - Writing Diamante Poems

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In this PowerPoint lesson, the children are shown how to create their own diamante poems making use of compound nouns. A diamante is an unrhymed seven-line poem. The beginning and ending lines are the shortest, while the lines in the middle are longer, giving diamante poems a diamond shape. ‘Diamante’ is the Italian word for diamond. It was created by an American poet named Iris McClellan Tiedt in 1969. In this lesson, we adapt the more traditional format of the poem to give the children practise in using compound nouns, verbs adjectives and adverbs. The teachers’ notes that go with this resource have more background information about the diamante poetic form; information on how the PowerPoint lesson is set out and a grid (with instructions) for the children to use when creating their diamante poems. If you enjoy this resource from Goodeyedeers then please tell your colleagues and maybe leave us a review. Many thanks. Other Poetry PowerPoint Lessons Synonyms and Haiku Jabberwocky - Making sense of nonsense Tongue Twisters - How to Create Your Own Tonsil Tickling Tongue Twisters The Goodeyedeers Blog Our blog is the place for lots of free writing ideas and resources. Where To Find Us? On Twitter @goodeyedeers On Pinterest - Goodeyedeers All the money raised from the sale of our resources goes to a UK children’s charity called MedEquip4Kids Important Technical Information: Always unzip and save the files before opening the PowerPoint or printing the PDF pages. Created by Goodeyedeers © 2020 Single classroom user license. Please do not share or place on the Internet.
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
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
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.
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.
Haiku In Your Classroom
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Haiku In Your Classroom

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Welcome to our Goodeyedeers e-book all about using haiku in your classroom. We want to share with you a number of fun ways that you can use haiku with your children to help them reinforce different literacy skills. We will begin by explaining where haiku poetry originates and how it is set out. Then we are going to explore a number of different and fun ways you can use haiku. These will include: Haiku and Word Definitions - from your chosen word list look up the definitions of the words in the dictionary and use these to write a haiku. Haiku and Word Meanings - children write haiku to show they understand the meaning of words from their word list. Haiku and Synonyms and Antonyms - use a thesaurus, then refine your word choices to fit the haiku form. Haiku and Semi-Colons - a chance to practise using semi-colons. Haiku and Dinosaurs - can you get a set of facts paraphrased into just 17 syllables? Haiku and Lists - any list at all – football teams, dinosaurs, weather, car makes, foods – so long as you can fit them into the haiku form. Haiku and Rhyming - this doesn’t usually happen with haiku - but it is fun to give it a try. Haiku and Alliteration - we start with some simple alliteration and finish by creating haiku tongue twisters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Christmas Carol Service - Animated PowerPoint
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Christmas Carol Service - Animated PowerPoint

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A traditional Carol Service with a difference. This could save you a lot of time this busy Christmas. It could be used in your school or your church. Hear the nativity story told by five animals who were there - Maurice the Mouse, Desmond the Donkey, Claude the Camel, Oswald the Ox and Shaun the Sheep. The PowerPoint presentation includes traditional carols to go with each part of the story but it is fully editable so that you can insert your own carols. 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 - Wonderfully Whacky Alliterating Christmas Recipes - PowerPoint Lesson
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Christmas - Wonderfully Whacky Alliterating Christmas Recipes - PowerPoint Lesson

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Here is a fun and effective way to get your children using alliteration to write some amazing Christmas recipes. The PowerPoint lesson takes the children, step by step, how to use a simple chart to write some wonderfully whacky Christmas recipes. The resource includes: a PowerPoint lesson a set of detailed notes explaining each part of the lesson a set of Christmas writing frames to display the finished Christmas Recipes All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to a charity for children called [MedEquip4Kids](https://www.medequip4kids.org.uk/. If you enjoy using this resource please let us know and tell your friends and colleagues about it.
Christmas - PowerPoint Lesson - Writing  Cool Christmas Kennings
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Christmas - PowerPoint Lesson - Writing Cool Christmas Kennings

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In this PowerPoint lesson your children will find out how to write wonderful Christmas Kennings poems. Ideal for children in KS2 . The PowerPoint lesson takes the children through the whole process. It starts by explaining what kennings are and their Anglo-Saxon background. They then look at a few modern kennings before being shown how to create some Christmas kennings about Santa. These are then transformed into a poem and then a riddle. Finally, the children are given some picture prompts to help get them started on writing their own magical Christmas kennings. 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. Also included with this resource are a set of colour and black and white Christmas writing frames for the children to use when they write out their finished poems and riddles. 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.
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.