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30/03/21

Congratulations to our Typing Superstars for the Spring Term! https://t.co/0EWhlCnRjd

29/03/21

Looking for some fun Science experiments to carry out this Easter holiday? There are some great ideas in this activity pack> https://t.co/sNz94ImKvh

29/03/21

We would like to say a big Congratulations to Natalie in Year 8 for winning the Faculty Dance Competition! A very well done to everyone that took part, it was a tough one to judge as there were some truly expressive and engaging pieces! https://t.co/YPVMSbzg6T https://t.co/AeKBZJbTJG

25/03/21

Our final Year 5 Masterclass this evening was Art with Miss Dixon. Pupils created some really lovely Loui Jover style portraits, we are looking forward to seeing the final pieces! https://t.co/rjEIOGE3aC https://t.co/jIX1kFUptU

23/03/21

Absolutely fantastic Year 5 Music & Drama Masterclass this evening with Mrs Powell. Thank you to all those that joined us and for taking part 🎭 Our final Art masterclass is on Thursday this week, you can sign up here > https://t.co/hAP9AwIJE6 https://t.co/5Q5yJYp1VA

23/03/21

Today we took part in a one minute silence on this National Day of Reflection. Marking the anniversary of the UK's first lockdown and thinking of all those who have been lost, lost loved ones and those who continue to be affected https://t.co/YYliWBZnD2

22/03/21

8C have been mastering portraits this afternoon in their art lesson, specifically looking at proportions of the facial features https://t.co/CDfOGiZTQm

18/03/21

We really enjoyed Miss King's Year 5 Dance Masterclass last night! Pupils had a lesson in Street Dance and did a fantastic job learning a routine. There are 2 masterclasses left before Easter, register here: https://t.co/hAP9Awr8My https://t.co/gDCfd33gBn

15/03/21

In Year 10 Science this morning, students have been investigating how surface area affects the rate of reaction. When the powder is clumped together it cannot catch fire but when it is poured the surface area is higher, creating a faster reaction https://t.co/eMExZcv3qX

12/03/21

Are you interested in becoming a teacher at either primary or secondary level? Join the 'ZOOM into Teacher Training' event to find out more about how we can support you on your journey to teach! https://t.co/ccyp1UOjLY

10/03/21

Our Year 5 English Masterclass was fantastic this afternoon, looking at conventions in fairytales. It was great to see pupils so engaged in the lesson 😊 Next week is dance! Register your place: https://t.co/hAP9Awr8My https://t.co/yvpuWRwoIT

05/03/21

We were delighted at the number of Y9 students that took part in our Take Your Child to Work Day for . Sticking to national guidelines, students worked from home with a family member or, if they were able to, spent the day at a workplace. Maddie has been window cleaning! https://t.co/gMdsJRfO4Z

05/03/21

We have been supporting with a number of engaging activities for all our students. Find out what they have been up to here: https://t.co/fV9KC71mge https://t.co/NTfDNYVom5

04/03/21

For this week's Science club at home: 'How can you prevent a gummy bear from swelling when in water?' Try this investigation out to find out how and send your results to media.org https://t.co/bEwhyo8kck

04/03/21

Today, for , teachers had great fun in dressing up as book characters and creating a Jackanory style rendition of 'Oh, the places you'll go' by Dr Seuss. We hope you enjoy it! https://t.co/CljWCAwfdF https://t.co/SJzWWtp4nu

03/03/21

"I am definitely coming to this school!" Our next Explore Aureus Masterclass is English, taking place on Wednesday 10th March. Sign up here: https://t.co/hAP9Awr8My

03/03/21

We were delighted to welcome Year 5 pupils to our virtual Explore Aureus Science Masterclass this afternoon, giving them a taste of a lesson at our school. It was great to see so many budding scientists at the class, thank you for joining us! https://t.co/M8pXIa4uec

02/03/21

A fantastic resource for parents and carers on https://t.co/WDALFH1bnb

01/03/21

We warmly invite you to join us for our Year 5 Open Evening on Thursday 22nd April. Join us to find out how you can reach your full potential Register your place today via https://t.co/rjEIOGVE2a https://t.co/wlNHZbAEbv

01/03/21

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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