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17/07/20

Celebration Assembly slides have been sent home today, with links to an assembly from Ms Hunter and this video from Miss Saul, Mrs Powell and Mr Morris announcing the overall Faculty Winner for this year! https://t.co/QWDTk3Pgg0 Have a restful Summer Aureus!

17/07/20

The Science department have been extremely impressed with the completed challenges that have been sent in throughout the term. Thank you for all taking part, we hope you have enjoyed them https://t.co/cWnOJHbjRz

17/07/20

Congratulations to Year 7 students Bethany and Faye for winning our Solar Oven Competition! https://t.co/KJoZnQ3Avj

17/07/20

We would like to congratulate Year 9 students Emma and Ella for being the first students to receive The Duke of Edinburgh's certificate 🥳https://t.co/UxbRn9n3KB https://t.co/K9oHMgmTeJ

13/07/20

Are you all itching to find out which faculty won the Virtual Sports Day? Find out here! https://t.co/7LGfGVRmtS 🏆

10/07/20

Retweeted From Aureus School

We would like to invite you to join us for our Year 6 'Virtual' Open Events, providing you with an opportunity to hear more about our wonderful school. Visit https://t.co/rjEIOGVE2a to find out more about the events and to register your place. https://t.co/m7VafqX0Sa

10/07/20

Well done to all those that took part today. We will now total up all of the points and reveal the winning faculty on Monday! https://t.co/Nu5SjwcZGC

10/07/20

Thank you Amber for sending these photos of you taking part in our Virtual Sports Day today, great work on the standing long jump and bottle flip tasks. https://t.co/oeJcA5Nc9I

10/07/20

Zoe taking part in Skill Test 2, the one foot balance. https://t.co/9HPPBMHQ8z

10/07/20

Bradley in Year 7 taking part in Task 4 - Speed Bounce for our Virtual Sports Day, great work! https://t.co/84mlbvTLVs

10/07/20

Charlie in Year 7 taking part in the plank challenge for our Virtual Sports Day this morning, well done Charlie! https://t.co/hn628HOXzd

10/07/20

We hope you are all enjoying our Virtual Sports Day so far! The weather has been kind so it's a great opportunity to get some fresh air! Here is Clayton showing us his standing long jump skills for Task 2! https://t.co/OctebFgCvX

09/07/20

and an amazing vortex in a bottle! https://t.co/2vBygoNGMM

09/07/20

Dancing raisins in a glass! https://t.co/UKuQJbq1Yg

09/07/20

Year 8 have been working hard on Science challenges from the . There is a an amazing range of challenges completed by Year 8, Well done everyone! https://t.co/AKerFpbja7

08/07/20

This is a fantastic free virtual event to take part in next Tuesday 14th July https://t.co/XGlHI364DR

06/07/20

Click here for instructions on how to make one: https://t.co/IZ5n4MA5o5. Also we would like to say a big thank you to for all their generous donations to our Science department this year! 2/2

06/07/20

At Home Science Club: This week we would like you to make your very own Solar Oven. Send us a photo of your finished oven to media.org and you could WIN a solar furnace like this one! 1/2 https://t.co/S11mlB4Mlj

03/07/20

We would like to invite you to join us for our Year 6 'Virtual' Open Events, providing you with an opportunity to hear more about our wonderful school. Visit https://t.co/rjEIOGVE2a to find out more about the events and to register your place. https://t.co/m7VafqX0Sa

03/07/20

Thank you so much to the Oxfordshire Kindness Wave https://t.co/o9KdYTVyLw and for sending us this lovely pack to some of our students this week ❤️ https://t.co/8AHC2J65jb

Literacy & Oracy

Literacy is at the heart of everything we do at Aureus. We believe that the ability to read, to write and to speak with confidence and fluency is the key to future success. Each member of staff is a passionate advocate of language and learning. Our lessons are built on the premise that all students will have the opportunity to develop their comprehension and vocabulary, to write extended pieces of work and to learn the convention and art of debate.

Did you know?

  • Less than half of 8 to 16 year olds have read a book in the last month
  • 49% of children and young adults think that reading is boring
  • Children who enjoy reading are 5 times more likely to be 'above average' in their Reading Assessment levels
  • 22% of children report that no one at home encourages them to read
  • 1 in 3 does not own a book
  • 62% of boys do not enjoy writing and pupils at Key Stage 4 are the least likely to enjoy writing
  • Research shows that the average length of a student's contribution to a class discussion is only 4 words

We believe that promoting literacy is a whole school responsibility and not just that of the English department.

The Literacy and Oracy Entitlement

  • Your child will attend lessons at Aureus in which reading, writing and speaking & listening are regularly supported and practised, regardless of subject area
  • Your child's reading age will be taken into consideration in the use of resources, with the aim that he/she will be challenged to improve by acquiring new vocabulary and concepts
  • Your child will read in each subject area, where appropriate, to increase his/her exposure to ideas and vocabulary
  • Your child will have access to a range of classic and contemporary literature for free in a well-equipped and helpful school Library
  • Your child will have the entitlement to write at length, where appropriate, in each subject area and out of class through clubs and competitions
  • Your child will be challenged to develop his/her speaking and listening ability in interactions with staff and students, thereby learning the value of verbal full sentence construction and modes of formality

Reading for Pleasure

We expect Year 7 students to have reading material with them at all times and they will be set reading challenges. All Year 7 students will visit the local library to ensure that they are able to borrow books outside of school too. Our aim is to ensure that our students have read a wide range of classic and contemporary literature by the time they leave the school.

The Library

The school has a wonderful library that is full of fantastic books specifically aimed at helping students reading and learning skills. We want all students to become readers for life. Students will be able to borrow two books for two weeks and will be encouraged to complete the borrow/read/return cycle. Over the course of the year, the library will host events and competitions that all students can take part in.

Speaking and Listening

We strongly encourage students to participate in activities that develop their speaking and listening skills. At Aureus, there are opportunities across the school year to practise the key skill of speaking in public, including during assemblies, at parent events and in formal competitions with external organisations.

Students with English as an Additional Language

At Aureus, lessons are designed to support all learners, regardless of prior experience with the English Language. We recognise that some students will need additional support in school to access the curriculum. We invest in staff and resources to allow students to have intensive language tuition if necessary.

Documents

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Aureus KS3 Reading List 24th Sep 2019 Download
Aureus KS4 Reading List 24th Sep 2019 Download
Aureus Scholars KS4 Reading List 24th Sep 2019 Download
Year 9 Home Learning Vocabulary List Aut... 27th Sep 2019 Download