Category Archives: Year 3

Bradford Gaming Festival

Life-size ‘Operation’ – with a twist!

Four keen Silsden computing students enjoyed an afternoon at the Bradford Gaming Festival this week, hosted by Curriculum Innovation.

They had the opportunity to play clever – computerised – versions of Operation, Space Invaders and Pong, as well as to play a bit of music using some clever programming.

Best of all, entries from 8 Silsden students featured in the competitions at the festival – Lucy in Year 6 created a brilliant game that you can play here, whilst 7 other students were finalists in the art competition to design a new video game character.

A massive congratulations to Ruby, who won the competition for her character Catra, and Rudie for being runner-up with Mino the Ice Fox. Both girls received well-deserved prizes in assembly today.

Super Sports Days!

The children at the Hothfield site enjoyed two brilliant sports days this week – with great effort and enthusiasm shown by all participants.

Thank you to all the children who were running the events (Y6 for the Y34 afternoon, Y4 for the Y56 afternoon) and to the many parents who came along to support.

The Aire View site will be having their event next week after a wet weather postponement.

House Cup winners will also be announced next week!

Summer Musical Soirée

Bob and Ben rockin’ out

The Hothfield hall today played host to fabulous musical evening in which many of our students shared their musical talents with parents, staff and friends.

There was a mixture of instruments (voice, keyboard, piano, guitar, clarinet, flute, drums…) and of musical styles – truly something for everyone. Robyn also shared some of her performance poetry skills!

It was great to see so many performers overcoming any nerves and enjoying putting a magnificent show! We hope that it inspires others to join in and to try something new next year (pupils or staff!).

A huge thank you for the support from parents and to Mr Crossley for arranging the evening and inspiring so many of the children with his own musical talents. And thank you also to all the visiting music teachers for helping the children make such fantastic progress this year.

But the biggest congratulations needs to go to all the performers – a superb achievement of which you all should be very proud.

Year 3 are Scrumdiddlyumptious!

Lucy and Ava clearly know their onions!

To launch this exciting new food topic Year 3 took a walk to our local supermarket in Silsden, the Co-op.

We had a guided tour of the shop floor, the warehouse upstairs and the bakery where fresh bread and cakes are baked! Mmm!

We found out what the weekly takings are and where some of the food is delivered from.  We also found out that the Co-op send a lot of unsold food to the Salvation Army and to Food Banks. We were very impressed!

Harry thinking about his lunch!

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.