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22/01/20

We have two exciting vacancies to join our Teaching Team; Teacher of Mathematics and Teacher of Science. Find out more about these roles: https://t.co/f6OhwbfCkK https://t.co/PLU9sy7mFE

21/01/20

8P have been exploring the conventions of different genres and searching extracts from Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' for evidence of it fitting within the gothic genre 📖 https://t.co/pv6o8nSxiA

21/01/20

Great courage shown by our Year 9 students today in English Language whilst presenting their speeches highlighting Gender Inequality https://t.co/71gEIWqW1T

17/01/20

7M were making observations during a Thermal Decomposition practical in Chemistry today. Don't worry, Copper Carbonate (CuCO3) is meant to go black when you heat it! https://t.co/IASYUFrDBH

17/01/20

7C have been looking at gas exchange in the lungs this morning, carrying out an experiment to raise their breathing rates https://t.co/ZvDLejDCgL

10/01/20

We are expanding our wonderful support team, apply today for the following roles: 🔸 Teaching Assistant 🔸 Teaching Assistant (Numeracy) 🔸 Administrator (Cover) 🔸 Receptionist (Administration) 🔸 Behaviour Officer 🔸 Pastoral Welfare Leader https://t.co/f6OhwbfCkK https://t.co/jFFn7MdNpo

09/01/20

To start off their first lesson of the term, 7D have been playing some warm up games https://t.co/sOuvApfdsK

09/01/20

What is Photosynthesis? Year 8 have been carrying out some exciting experiments in Biology this morning https://t.co/0foW2zn8YK

09/01/20

A reminder that our Year 8 Options Evening starts tonight at 6pm. Students are welcome to attend with parents/carers. Please ensure that if students are attending, that they are in full school uniform. We look forward to seeing you here.

07/01/20

Looking forward to welcoming students back for the Spring Term tomorrow. A reminder that it is Week B this week. https://t.co/yqrX0ZtSH0

18/12/19

We had a succession of celebration assemblies this morning. Congratulations to all the students that received a certificate. We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and look forward to seeing you back for our Spring term https://t.co/rHpbN7icJp

17/12/19

For most children the flu vaccine is not an injection, just a quick nasal spray. Children can be badly affected by flu, especially those aged 2 and 3. Don’t put off it off, ask your GP about the free flu nasal spray today. Read more: https://t.co/wQyzbzD63y https://t.co/1Z60fzlAt8

17/12/19

Year 9's have been using numeracy in the kitchen this morning, weighing out ingredients and working out cooking times to create some delicious chocolate chip cookies 🍪 https://t.co/pZEeRRUUOU

17/12/19

Year 9 have been linking numeracy with Art and PE in our day. Inspired by fabric designer Tula Pink, they have been creating tesselations to form a mural. In PE, they have been inventing new games https://t.co/71fEW0D33D

17/12/19

Year 8 have been coming up with some innovative ideas for a product in their Apprentice style day. There are some really creative concepts with some fantastic USP's which they will take to the panel of judges later on today https://t.co/riA9Yit64g

17/12/19

Today is Day and CSI Aureus (Year 7) have been investigating 'Who stole Mrs Murphy's dog?' They have been assessing the crime scene, DNA profiling, fingerprinting and creating photofits https://t.co/pKmiYR39pE

16/12/19

Students that have embodied our values and been true ambassadors this term were awarded with a celebration film this morning, well done! 🎉 https://t.co/tyKDOfGPZS

16/12/19

Year 7 students were given a free choice on their reading material in this mornings library lesson https://t.co/qpZ9j80Ve4

13/12/19

Thank you to the parents, carers and staff that have donated to the charity this year! has collected the presents ready for wrapping 🎁 https://t.co/zj3zRgx4Mo

13/12/19

7C have been planning the denouements to their stories this morning in https://t.co/HNybOu92ow

Posted on: 17/12/2019

Action packed STEAM Day to end the term

STEAM DayToday we enjoyed our first STEAM day of the year, where students took part in year group activities based on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.

Year 7 students showed some great team working skills in CSI Aureus - 'Who stole Mrs Murphy’s dog?' Throughout the day, students assessed the crime scene, carried out some DNA profiling and fingerprinting, scene re-enactment and created photofits to try and solve the crime. They then presented their findings at the end of the day and solved the case - it was Miss Taylor!

One of our Year 7 students said: “I’ve watched CSI on TV with my parents in the past and thought it was amazing to see how it is done in real life. My favourite workshop was fingerprinting even though I got more ink on my cheeks than on my fingers!”

Year 8 teamed up to take part in a Maths focused enterprise day, Innov8, where they created a product or concept with a unique selling point, that our very own investors (Ms Sabet and Ms Saul) would be willing to back. They came up with some innovative and creative ideas such as a single app that incorporates all the social media sites and a robot dog, with some fantastic company and product names.

Our most successful entrepreneurs at the end of the day were ‘Designated Designs’ who had $8,700 invested in their company.

A Year 8 student said: “I would love to start my own business and have been given an insight into how I can achieve this. My company had potential profits of £32,000,000. I hope in the future to be able to achieve this! Gaining an insight into marketing and advertising was the session I enjoyed the most but learning about profit and loss was also incredibly interesting”

Finally, our Year 9 students were looking at ‘Art in Numeracy’. They looked at fabric designer, Tula Pink, who uses tessellation, repetition and rotation in her designs. They then had to design a mural using tessellation that demonstrates the diversity of Aureus through its use of colour. Each Coaching Group were assigned a colour palette and used different techniques to create their squares for the mural. The end results were fantastic.

Students also took part in a cooking lesson where they used their math skills to weigh out ingredients and work out cooking times. The end result were some very tasty looking chocolate chip cookies!

A special thank you to Mrs Bainbrigge, Ms Saul, Ms Sabet and Mrs Strange for organising such a fun-packed STEAM day.

Click here to view our gallery from the day.