During election week, as part of their topic on persuasive writing, the boys in Year 4 spent time looking at the manifestos of the major political parties in the run-up to the General Election.
The boys discussed each party’s policies.
They will then write and design letters and fliers persuading people to vote for the party of their choice.
Boys in Year 6 have been helping out award-winning author (and NSB parent) Dan Smith with advice about his new book cover.
Dan approached the School to say he was struggling to choose a cover for his new children’s book Below Zero which comes out in January 2018. Naturally he turned to Year 6 who are both huge Dan Smith fans and passionate readers and bookworms. Boys enjoyed looking at the covers that Dan’s publishing company had designed and offered some valuable market research for Dan to reflect upon.
Well done boys.
The boys in Year 3 showed their potential with a fantastic performance at home to Bow.
They got off to a fast start thanks to two goals from Oliver Y. This was backed by solid defending from Jacques G and Ishwerjot S. The boys then further stretched their lead after Ahmed A calmly found the net when he was left unmarked in the box.
After half time, the boys spent time in new positions and continued to show their strength. Some fantastic passing amongst the boys led to two more goals for Yazdani with NSB eventual 6-1 winners.
Year 6 enjoyed an amazing morning as part of the PIE (Primary Inspiration through Enterprise) project. This is one of the largest simultaneous STEM and Enterprise based activities taking place across a number of primary and middle schools. Firstly, boys spent time reflecting on what enterprise is and then took part in a number of hands on activities to develop their repertoire of enterprise skills including building and flying model gliders and playing a very challenging coding game.
We were delighted to be joined by Professor Roy Sandbach who took time out of his busy schedule to join us for the morning and talk to the boys about enterprise and its importance locally and nationally. Boys were fascinated to hear that Professor Sandbach had been to 10 Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament earlier in the week as part of his wider work in promoting the North East on the national stage. On meeting the boys, he said “I have to say that I was very impressed by the enthusiasm of the boys and their interest in some of the enterprise stories that I recounted.”
Boys believe that they posted some competitive scores in the challenges and are hopeful of some success there. Well done Year 6.
The Under 10 A team picked up their football season this Tuesday with a hard-fought 1-0 win against a strong Walkergate side.
Playing in horrendously windy conditions at Goals, NSB were made to defend hard, with goalkeeper Benedikt V making some fine saves, alongside crucial tackles and blocks from Yureesh P and Matthew S at centre-back. NSB did create chance after chance of their own in an end-to-end encounter but despite excellent movement up front from Hector A and, in his first match of the season after a broken leg, Jonathan B NSB couldn’t take the lead. This was in no small part down to some inspired goalkeeping from the Walkergate keeper and some off-the-line clearances as NSB got more and more of the ball.
Come the second half, Harry B and Sam E started to take control of the game, playing ball after ball into the strikers and winning more and more possession in the Walkergate half. The pressure finally told when Burbridge got an instinctive touch onto a Boneham corner, guiding the ball into the near post to secure the 1-0 win. Defending desperately in the final five minutes, substitutes Kye C and Teppei T both played their part in winning the ball back and relieving the pressure. An excellent team performance.