Category Archives: Year 3

Summer Smash Cricket

Congratulations to our Year 3&4 cricket team who today finished 3rd in the Bronte School Games Summer Smash tournament.

With 6 teams competing, our ‘Silsden Smashers’ got off to a rocky start against tough opposition (inc. the eventual winners). But they bounced back superbly in the later games to end with a record of Won 3 and Lost 2.

Proud to be representing Silsden were: Isabel, Archie, Oliver, Connor, Alex, Alfie, Finley, Jack, Thomas and Leah.

Ready for the next delivery!

Y34 Maths Challenge

8 budding mathematicians from Years 3 and 4 attended a challenge evening at South Craven secondary school on Wednesday.

The children tackled sudokus, solved problems, entered into a rapid mental maths relay and undertook a construction task to build a freestanding tower using just straws and paperclips!

The event was enjoyed by all and provided a fantastic opportunity for an early insight into secondary school life.

Well done to all of the team (Alex, Ben, Ronnie, Umayma, Isaac, Rory, Keyaan and Fin) who earned a 4th place finish out of 7 schools.

Some of the Silsden Team!

The Romans invade Year 3!

Last week, our Year 3 children had a fantastic day where they had the chance to become Romans! They were trained by a real Roman soldier (who had aged very well…) and were put through drill as young legionaries.

Using their craft skills, they made Roman oil lamps from clay and built bridges as Roman engineers.

The children ate a Roman feast at lunchtime including fish, vegetable casserole and flat breads. Pudding was dates and honey with yoghurt.

All the children made a huge effort with their dressing up and looked brilliant! A selection of the many photos is below.

U9s boys football

On Monday evening our year 3 and 4 boys football team took part in a competition at Marley. 

After winning 3 and drawing 2 of their group matches, they qualified for the quarter finals. In the quarter finals they lost on penalties after a 1-1 draw. 

Well done Harry M-S, Lennon, Ismail, Harry S, James, Josh and Edward.

Picture to follow.

Football Champions!

On Monday evening, our year 3 and 4 girls football team won the Bradford schools’ tournament. 

They won all 4 of their group games 7-0, 3-2, 3-1 and 3-0. In the semi- finals they won 2-1. The final was a tense match. Hothfield finally prevailed thanks to a golden goal scored by Lucy.

Y3 and Y4 Boys Football

On Wednesday evening we played football at Oakbank. We played 4 matches; winning 2, drawing 1 and losing 1. 

We finished 2nd overall in the competition.

Sports Day 2016

Sharing Mental Maths Games in Scratch 

   
 
Year 5 have been learning some advanced coding skills in computing lessons. Using Scratch, they have all created mental maths games to test their knowledge of the times tables! The games have been programmed to input player names, generate random questions and check for accuracy of answers. Some children have even been able to keep track of scores and lives within their games!

Last week they welcomed Year 3 children into the ICT suite to test out their games and to give feedback (see the photos above). It proved to be a fantastic shared learning experience that was enjoyed by all. 

West Yorkshire Cricket Finals

Drax Cup – West Yorkshire finals

Today, our Year 3/4 cricket team participated in the West Yorkshire finals of the Drax cup.

We played 4 games in the group stages. We won our first game due to a tremendous batting performance and some wonderful catches in the field. The second game was narrowly lost. Our third match was tied on runs and wickets so went to a bowl-off. We lost the bowl off in sudden-death – how unlucky. However, we quickly got over this agonizing defeat to win our final match – again thanks to a strong fielding performance and a superb batting performance by our final pair of James and Huey.

We finished 2nd out of 3 teams in our group (just the bowl-off away from qualifying for the semi finals and a possible chance to play at Headingley).


What a season it has been for these players. Each and everyone of our players have improved their cricketing ability greatly in recent months. We have a very strong squad and the future for cricket at Hothfield looks very bright indeed.

Also, the sportsmanship and mutual respect shown by all three teams in our group was an absolute joy to behold. It is this that makes these completions worthwhile. Each team tried their very hardest to win, but were the first to congratulate the opposition if they were beaten.

Mr. Bolland is a very proud Hothfielder this evening.

Well done Natalia, Grace, Archie, Rio, Jack, Evan, Huey, James, Owen and Lennon.