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March 2018 Open Days

The whole school will be open in a series of March Open Days. You will be extremely welcome to join us, find out more about what makes APS so unique and explore everything that we have to offer you and your sons.  We welcome all new and prospective parents, as well of course as all our existing families. There will be lots to do so please feel free to bring children as well! (No appointment is needed, come and join us!)

Thursday 22 March   KS1 at Highbury, Thursday PM   1.30pm - 3.00pm

Friday 23 March KS2 at Marlborough Road Bowdon. Friday PM 1.30 - 3.30pm

Saturday 24 March Early Years Nursery, Pre School and Reception at Bank Place, 48 Stamford Road, Bowdon. Saturday AM 9.30am - 12noon 

Early Years Nursery, Pre School and Reception (EYFS), Saturday 24 March, 9.30am-12noon

Assistant Head for Early Years, Sara Makepeace writes: Recently, the Early Years boys made a list of all the people who help them at school; there were over 30 names on the list! So, whether you would like to speak with Mr Potts (Head Master) about our Early Years’ Philosophy Assemblies; Mrs Makepeace (EYFS Assistant Head) about ways to help your child prepare for school; Miss Kelly (Nursery Manager) about wrap-around care; Mrs Marchant (Registrar) about how to join us; or any one of our fabulous Teaching Staff and Governors, who are ready to answer your many questions, please come along and join us at our Early Years’ Open Day!

We have a fantastic, fun and friendly dedicated Early Years building and a fabulous outdoor environment, so your son can come and explore too. There will be Nursery, Pre-School and Reception activities to try and lots to see; he won’t want to leave! We look forward to seeing you and your family on Saturday, 24th March 2018.

KS1 Thursday 22nd March 1.30pm - 3.00pm 

Assistant Head for KS1 Mrs Bacon writes: Come and join the Infants for their Open Afternoon on Thursday 22nd March  from 1:30 to 3:15. As we like to make our learning as interactive and as fun as possible, we can't wait to share just a few activities with you!  As it is such a busy afternoon, refreshments will be available from 2:15 to 2:30 with delicious treats loving made by the boys. These will be healthy goodies reflecting all we learned during our Science and Healthy Living Week.

Year I and 2 are focusing on Coding in their ICT lessons.  Year 1 will be programming BeeBots and Blubots, taking them on amazing journeys around a variety of locations.  You should come and have a go! Or perhaps  try your hand with A.L.E.X. The Robot, writing algorithms and testing your skills against the Year 2 boys!  

We shall also be going back into the past, making a Stone Age settlement with Year 2 whilst Year 1 will be working on their video diary, ready for Mrs. Bacon to take to our Year 1 friends who attend Dabolim and Oxdel schools in Goa. 

The art room will be buzzing with activity under Mrs. Woodage's  creative guidance,  the Highbury Hall will be full of wonderful singing with Mr. Vowles and of course, Madame Hammond will be helping us to learn French. 

KS2 Friday 23rd March 1.30pm - 3.30pm  

Deputy Head Mrs McKenna writes:  Key Stage 2 are opening their doors on the afternoon of Friday 23 March. This is an exciting opportunity to view the classrooms and facilities Marlborough Road has to offer and to experience life as an APS pupil. You are welcome to participate in lessons and activities alongside the boys. You will see our boys thriving in their learning and embracing life as an APS boy. Across the site, there will be numerous hands-on, practical sessions which will allow you to experience the APS curriculum - Maths, English, Science, French, Music, Art, to name a few.

Our Year 6 boys will be on hand to conduct tours of the premises and to answer any questions you may have. The afternoon will also enable you to talk to other pupils, meet our staff and talk to the management team. To conclude the afternoon, the Junior and Senior choirs will perform whilst you enjoy some refreshments.


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