Sharing Space
May 10, 2013


It’s in Space – see all that black? And the yellow’s the stars. That’s the moon in yellow at the bottom. That’s an alien with sticking out eyes [in red on the left], that’s an alien [in yellow, just right of centre], and that’s a spaceman [right]!
Age 5.

Sea treasure everywhere
March 6, 2013


Sea treasures – Feb 2013

D: I wanted to draw under the sea – and the gems are treasure! There’s an island with a palm tree and treasure on it [bottom left]; those things that look like ‘B’s are the waves; and there are stars all around.

Snowman under the stars
December 16, 2012


Snowman under the stars – montage, Dec 2012

D: It’s not a picture – that’s cotton wool, they’re little purple cotton wool dots, that’s – what are the furry things with metal down the middle?

Me: Pipe cleaners.

D: Yes. And they’re some googley eyes. And there are some stars. It’s a snowman!

Crossing language barriers
November 12, 2012

D: I wish I was in the sky – in space.

Me: Why?

D: I would LOVE to see the spacemans. How do you get back into Earth when you’re in space?
Do you have to stay there if you go into space?

Me: No because you’d go in a rocket – you’d just turn the rocket around and go back to Earth.

D: How can the rocket get back down if the world is just like a big ball and REALLY, REALLY hard and it can’t get through?

Me: What do you mean – it doesn’t need to go through the Earth – just land on it.

D: No, I MEAN… You know how the Earth is hard?

Me: Yes.

D: Well how can the rocket go back into a country if the Earth is a big ball and SO hard?

Me: Do you mean if the rocket is one side of the Earth in space and the country it’s going back to is on the other side? It would just go AROUND – like a bird. It doesn’t need to go through.

D: Really, really close mum, good try. That’s not what I mean!

Me: How about you show me what you mean on your planets poster when we go upstairs?

D: No, I’ll draw you a picture to show you what I mean…

Explanation of meaning – Nov 2012

D: That’s the Earth and they’re all stars around it. That’s the rocket [bottom], and it’s going back down to Earth. How can it go through when the Earth is really hard?

Me: Ahh! Yes, sorry – the rocket must turn around again just before it reaches the Earth and go in backwards, so it lands on its flat bit! Is that what you mean, because there’s a pointy bit on the top of the rocket?

D: Yes!

Cheering for China
September 20, 2012

China Flag – June 2012

D: Flag I made at school when we were learning about China.




%d bloggers like this: