Year 1 have had a very magical and mysterious Spring term! In Spring 1, we found out about Lazslo’s fear of the dark when we read, ‘The Dark’ by Lemony Snicket. The children now know how useful the dark can be in our lives. As we made shadow puppets, we used them to explore different ways to create shadows and measured them. We even changed the colour of our shadows by using different coloured lights. In Spring 2, we researched all about rainforests as we were interested in Max’s journey in the story ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak. We created our own rainforest biomes by using leaves and sticks for Max to explore. We sorted real leaves and fruits in to different categories. We really enjoyed printing with fruit and vegetables too to create flowers. Y1 have discussed why it is important to look after our rainforests and they are recycling all the paper in the classroom. We also created beautiful dreamcatchers to help guide of our own magical dreams just like Max! Planting our own cress, beans and sunflowers has been fun and we wrote instructions to remind us what to do so we can do this at home.