Welcome to Year 3
with Miss Newton, Mrs Goulty & Mrs Field
Otley Science Festival - Matthew Tosh – Fireworks: Real Science or Just Bangs?
Internationally-recognised pyrotechnician Matthew Tosh introduced us to his magical and explosive world of pyrotechnic science. He unpicked the building blocks of firework displays to reveal how pyrotechnicians create colours, sound effects and perfectly timed bursts. Matthew brought his fascination of how things work to the Otley Science Festival as he demonstrated how science, technology, engineering and mathematics ensure that displays are spectacular, accurate and safe for the public. The sights, sounds and smells of fireworks were all brought to life just a few metres from us! We had such a fun afternoon!
Looking at the discovery of real Stone Age artefacts
In Year 3 we have been learning about the Stone Age. This week Mr Walbank came to visit us. He has found and collected many artefacts from the Stone Age to Iron Age time period. He talked to us about where and when he discovered some of these amazing finds. Some of which, were near Silsden, not too far away. He brought in his amazing discoveries to show us and we also got to hold and feel some of them too. These included, coins , a flint arrowhead and a stone axe head. We couldn’t believe that we were actually holding something in our hands that was actually a few thousand years old. Mr Walbank also talked to us about what life might have been like for someone living during that time period.
This week we have been following instructions and making some woolly mammoths.
This week in science we have been learning about the positions of the bones in our bodies. to help us learn more about the positions of these bones we have worked in groups to construct some skeletons.
On Tuesday 11 September we held an election to choose our school councillors for the year. The candidates had to stand up and do a speech to say why they thought they would make a good councillor. We then held a secret ballot in order to choose who we thought would be the best candidate for the job. It was very close and all candidates did an excellent job, but the two candidates that scored the most votes this year were Heidi and Billy!
Animals including Humans
As an introduction to our new science topic about Humans and other animals we looked at the remarkable achievements of sportsmen and women. We learned that Usain Bolt could run 100m in 9.68 seconds so we decided to see how far we could run in that time. We did very well but he was three times faster than most of us.
We are learning about the Stone Age and have started to create our own cave art designs. We have enjoyed drawing animals and hunters. We will update you when our work is finished and ready to be published!