Horowitz | Y6

Class Teacher: Mr Stannard
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Waterton

About Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz, OBE (born 5 April 1955) is an English novelist and screenwriter specialising in mystery and suspense. His work for young adult readers includes The Diamond Brothers series, the Alex Rider series, and The Power of Five series (a.k.a. The Gatekeepers). His work for adults includes the play Mindgame (2001), the two Sherlock Holmes novels The House of Silk (2011) and Moriarty (2014), Magpie Murders (2016) and The Word is Murder (2017). He is also the most recent author chosen to write a James Bond novel by the Ian Fleming estate, titled Trigger Mortis (2015).

We are Horowitz Class at Dartford Bridge Community Primary School and are made up of myself (Mr Stannard – Year 6 Class Teacher) and Mrs Waterton (my TA and second in command.) We are very much looking forward to an exciting, fun-filled, and very busy year ahead!

Our year begins with a set of tests and ends with a set of tests, but has lots of fun and learning in between. A clear highlight of the year, and something we’re sure all the children will be excited about, is our school trip to Kingswood. Abseiling, climbing, archery, bushcraft and aeroball are just some of the adrenaline-pumping and amazing activities that will keep us all busy during our first the week!

We like to welcome all parents and carers to our classroom whenever possible to share, discuss and celebrate all of the wonderful work the children have been doing. The topics we will be covering this term include ‘Gallery Rebels.’ Colours collide, melting together on the canvas: an impression of light, a rage of red, a lobster perched on a telephone… Lets find out about the bizarre and eccentric minds of the gallery rebels! Art can be an act of rebellion. But can we change the world with a paintbrush, a thought, or an idea?

Take up your arms and fight for the cause…Paintbrushes and sketch books at the ready – let’s make art!

Our second topic is ‘A Child’s War.’ A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover! It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory.

We welcome and greatly appreciate any props, posters or artefacts that the children may have at home and wish to bring into school to share with the class.

It is our aim for all children in Horowitz Class to be Razzy Readers by the end of the summer term! We therefore encourage and support the children to read daily – both in and out of school. We hope that all the children will enjoy and take advantage of all the wonderful new books that have been recently added to our book corner. We always welcome any new/old age-appropriate books, which are no longer required at home, to add to our ever-growing book corner.

Setting examples for the rest of the children in the school is a very important part of everyone’s role in Year 6. Outstanding behaviour inside and outside of the classroom will be rewarded with Dojos – as will exceptional work that is completed during lesson time.

Please keep a regular eye on our class blog where will be sharing work, experiences and successes when possible.

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