Why are we called Kandinsky?
All the classes at Crockenhill Primary School are named after famous artists. In Year One we are named after Wassily Kandinsky, a Russian artist who was born in 1886 and died in 1944. After training to be a lawyer, Kandinsky decided to retrain as an artist and was influenced by the impressionist paintings of Claude Monet. In 1909, Kandinsky began to think that a painting did not need a particular subject and that shapes and colours alone could be art. Over several years, he began to experiment with what became known as Abstract Art.
This half term, our topic is The World and Me.
We will be learning about different environments around the world, such as under the sea, jungle, space and woodland. Our topic weaves into every subject and our class books, that our English work is based around, are linked carefully to our topic. This term, we are reading the following core texts: The Paperbag Princess, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Monkey Puzzle, Smiley Shark, Peace at Last and Goodnight Spaceman.