Powerful pictures
July 7, 2013

powerfulpicsMum: What did you do at school today?

Boy: We made cards – for everyone who’s leaving.

Mum: Who’s leaving?

Boy: I don’t know. We had to say what we liked doing best from the year. I put, “I liked the cooking”.

Mum: Ah – because you’re all leaving the class in a couple of weeks and will be going to your next one in September?

Boy: Yes. I really want Mrs C back.

Mum: What does Mrs C do?

Boy: She helps the teacher in the classroom. She works REALLY hard. She does really lovely work. She’s been there since it was built – on the FIRST day, when it opened, she was there and she went in and started working. She doesn’t even take breaks! If she was THROWN out and told to go away – she would just go back in and work. Once, she was told to go away for a break, and she didn’t!

Mum: Mrs C sounds like she likes her work. What work does she do?

Boy: I don’t know, she’s always too busy working and we’re always too busy learning… I know she cuts out lots of pictures.

Mum: Why does she cut out pictures – for the class to use?

Boy: No, she just cuts them out all the time. I don’t know what she uses them for. Mysterious…

Flower power!
May 6, 2013

flowerpowerSon: We had our pictures taken today and we had a competition! But I didn’t win.

Mum: Oh? What was the competition?

Son: Whoever finds the best flower gets to show it in assembly. I didn’t get the best flower though.

Mum: What flower did you get?

Son: A bluebell.

Mum: I like a bluebell. What were the winning flowers?

Son: A dandelion, which was still yellow, a daisy and a holly leaf which had a berry on it because it was from a cold place. Mine was number 4, so I don’t get to show it. The teacher took my picture with me pretending to ring it like a bell, but it’s only the winners get their pictures printed – only 1, 2 and 3, so my picture didn’t get printed.

Mum: Well I would have chosen a bluebell! I think bluebells are lovely.

Son: Yes, and they REALLY DO ring like a bell – I looked inside and it had a hard ball, like a raisin inside.

Mum: A stamen?

Son: Yes – a stamen – and when I shook it, I listened REALLY hard and I heard a little tinkle!

Fighting back
March 11, 2013

axeman

Axeman – Mar 2013

D: They’re all bits of rainbow, those coloured lines. That’s Axeman up there in the corner, because he’s got a head shaped like an axe and he’s a baddie.
They’re two children who are saying: “You can’t defeat us!” Because they have those orange things, which are boxing shoes – they’re metal and they can kick right through anything – even if it’s metal. That boy’s pressing a button on his boxing shoes and they’re kicking Axeman.
They’ve also got electricity for senses and the electricity is going all around Axeman and he goes down and is never seen again!

Words jumping off the page
October 14, 2012

D: Do you know what I just thought about?

I was writing and suddenly I drew off the page and it broke off and it was actually real writing – even though it wasn’t on the paper. And the writing went drop, drop, drop, drop into me, and I started to get magic powers – so I flew over to Vikki’s where there were monsters.

I had awesome skills in my thought and the awesome skills were for real, I’m not telling a joke – I have those skills; I need those skills. The monsters – they’d swallowed all the children up without even chewing.

So I had my awesome skills, and I bought my gun with me from my dad’s. I got my gun with the flat bullets – they were round like money – ¬†and I went ‘pchew, pchew, pchew, pchew’. Then the monsters fell down to the ground.

Fire versus ice
September 5, 2012

George and the Dragon, April 2012
D: Brave George has got a blue frozen face and a wiggly sword to stab into the dragon’s mouth.

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