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01/07/22

Day 2 of walking has started for our Silver DofE students. Good luck! https://t.co/uABvftfeYO

29/06/22

Our Computing Masterclass was full today. Year 5 using brand new micro:bits and learning how to do 3D design in tinkercad. Mrs Strange had a great time with our computing experts of the future https://t.co/zMGfh2s5L7

29/06/22

Some of out very lucky Year 10s have travelled down to London today to see ‘Wicked’ at the Apollo Victoria Theatre! Enjoy!! https://t.co/XxoPAGr2sL

28/06/22

We had our first year 11 Prom last night and what a great night it was. The students had some lovely food, an Oscar’s awards ceremony and lots of dancing. https://t.co/gKmqyIE8tN

24/06/22

Faculty Charity week totals are in and we raised ❤️ Banksy 70.50 for The Royal British Legion, 💚 Malala £90.34 for Macmillan and 💙 Hawking £30 for Blue Sky Thinking.

23/06/22

In Biology we have replaced chicks with cress seeds. Year 7 have designed suitable environments to germinate and grow the best cress. Each class has a week to look after their environments and see who can grow the tallest. https://t.co/HP7EoIhb6o

18/06/22

The sun’s stop shining, but they’re still smiling! https://t.co/fTCOHKy8Mh

18/06/22

We have now said goodbye to our chicks. They have been adopted in 2 groups of 3 and are going to lovely new homes. We will really miss them. It has been wonderful seeing all our students interact with them https://t.co/OZoLwgWiv7

18/06/22

Good luck this morning to our Yr9 Bronze DofE students, as they wake up to another beautiful and sunny day. Stay hydrated and sun-cream-ready! We’re so proud of you. https://t.co/EYys1Dnnvv

17/06/22

9 bronze DofE groups out on the ridgeway today. It’s a hot one but they are hydrated, creamed up and doing really well. Keep going guys, you’re doing great! https://t.co/mUyo0dGdgM

16/06/22

Today was Hawking’s charity day and tomorrow is Malala’s who are supporting . Let’s see if they can beat Banksy’s total of £71 ❤️💙💚 https://t.co/TGKa029WX1

16/06/22

Retweeted From Oxford Chemistry Outreach

Another excellent & talk today - this time from Stuart Astle (Burton Group) to students from , & https://t.co/2h5wXTeqMj

16/06/22

Retweeted From Oxford Chemistry Outreach

have just headed into the lab for another workshop after this morning 👩‍🔬

16/06/22

Retweeted From Didcot Casuals FC

We are looking for new players https://t.co/k9UfsAUSmO

15/06/22

In our Art Masterclass, year 5s are creating bug prints similar to those of artist Alison Headley. https://t.co/cYUyZGQIUj

15/06/22

Science club this afternoon looking at the development of the chicks 🐥🐣 https://t.co/w6YpBRaJno

14/06/22

It’s our Art Masterclass for year 5 tomorrow. Last week we had a Science Masterclass and next week is English https://t.co/1HLoxVnH9v

14/06/22

Ready for Faculty Charity days - Wednesday is Banksy, Thursday Hawking and Friday Malala. Expect some games, cake sales and across all 3 day ‘Guess how many sweets in this jar’. Anyone fancy a guess on Twitter??? https://t.co/wo1wXbVRTI

14/06/22

Flower dissection in Biology today. This is the winning dissection from 7C. https://t.co/ndyTHb2gSd

14/06/22

So we have #1 Nugget, #2 Pebbles, #3 Cheep Cheep, #4 Sponge Bob, #5 Hey Hey and #6 Nigel. They are so lovely and friendly. The students are enjoying spending time with them. 🐣🐥 https://t.co/W7uBr3zskT

Home Learning

At Aureus, we believe that home learning is an essential part of learning. It has huge potential to support our students outside of school as well as being able to know, understand and do more, well.

We want to encourage our students to become independent learners and be able to self-regulate their own learning. If Home learning is effective, it can lead to accelerated progress and research has shown a significant impact on secondary school students.

Home learning will be set with a clear purpose, in one of these four areas:

Home Learning

NatureThe nature of Home learning will vary between subjects, year groups and topics. The most effective tasks are those which are frequent, short and focussed and knowledge which is integral to lessons for example, we use recall checks at the beginning of every lesson. Some home learning may be embedding memory recall to support revision.

Frequency
Each Subject will set Home learning, designed by their own department to best suit their curriculum at each Key Stage. For frequency of each subject’s Home learning please refer to our guidelines below.

Duration
Home Learning duration guidance:

Key Stage Length of task
Subjects that see their students 2-3 times a week for KS4 1 hour per piece
Subjects that see their students 2-3 times a week for KS3 Up to 1 hour per piece
Music, Dance, Drama, Arts and PE Project work over a small half term or 30 mins a week per piece


Setting Home learning
Home learning will be set via Google Classroom as an assignment or a quiz. It is the responsibility of the student to click ‘Hand in,’ even if the work does not require a document being uploaded on Google Classroom and will be checked in the lesson.

Parents and Carers can become the guardians of their child’s Google Classroom and receive summaries of work set and submitted and ongoing deadlines. If you require any assistance with Google Classroom, please e-mail Googleclassroom@aureusschool.org.

We want to encourage students to continue to use our Knowledge Organisers provided on the school website to support memory recall. If students do not have access to internet at home, please ask your teachers to provide hard copies of work for Home learning or students can access Google classroom during the school day at break times. 

Links to support Home Learning
/1709/home-learning-resources
Oak National academy: https://www.thenational.academy/
SAM Learning: https://www.samlearning.com/ (all students have logins for)
GCSE Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z98jmp3
Seneca Learning: https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/

Click here to view a parents and carers guide for accessing Google Classroom

Click here to view our Home Learning Policy

Click here to access the Knowledge Organisers

Documents

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Home Learning Launch Slides 20th Jan 2020 Download
Student tips and tricks guide to Google... 14th May 2020 Download
Parent guide for access to Google Classr... 14th May 2020 Download
How to Chat Live with your Coaches 14th May 2020 Download