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02/03/24

When you get two lovely emails on the same weekend 🥰. At Aureus, the staff always put the students at the centre of what we do. pic.twitter.com/UKYB2nzSwd

01/03/24

This week’s update from Kirsty Rogers, Headteacher https://t.co/JYudP5fS9P pic.twitter.com/0lPJ8vVoNJ

01/03/24

Where will we find the Ox next? pic.twitter.com/IMsxVsnfz7

01/03/24

All the Friday feeling I need! Thanks to my great team for another good week! pic.twitter.com/JdIAPks6j0

29/02/24

Year 10 Intermediate Maths Challenge celebrations 🥰 🧮 pic.twitter.com/aRpInHrHjf

29/02/24

Aureus School is taking part!#LetGirlsPlay is a campaign to influence change, showing that football can & should be played by girls. It's bringing together a community who want to create independent, resilient young girls who'll be a force for good in all local communities. pic.twitter.com/XzrMmPhvVu

29/02/24

Our Ox has arrived. Suggestions of names very welcome pic.twitter.com/rB3F1o6r31

28/02/24

Almost 20% of children within are recognised as being disadvantaged. We support the opportunities of children within GLF Schools through funding directed in 3 areas: Projects, Programmes & People Awards.Make a donation to support our students https://t.co/fwTR4uiwD0 pic.twitter.com/MTGSSpIOOb

28/02/24

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28/02/24

The first of our Y5 Masterclasses, English, starts next Tuesday, 5th March.To book a place on any of our masterclasses, use this link: https://t.co/EzX6HrNFoW pic.twitter.com/0hsferQSbs

28/02/24

Our Y5 Dance Masterclasses takes place next Thursday, 7th March.To book a place on any of our Masterclasses, use this link: https://t.co/EzX6HrNFoW pic.twitter.com/o1Nlsqu27a

28/02/24

As a mathematician myself, it was an honour to present Josh the gold award for the intermediate Maths Challenge. Well done Josh, what an achievement pic.twitter.com/D9NjxbRKT1

28/02/24

⚽️ Sport Result ⚽️The year 10’s played a tough game against Wallingford School yesterday. There was some great passages of play as a team with good performances all over the pitch. Michael and Tyler both got on the score sheet but unfortunately we didn’t win the match pic.twitter.com/zXGSCx3E35

28/02/24

As a mathematician myself, it was an honour to present Josh the gold award for the intermediate Maths Challenge. Well done Josh, what an achievement pic.twitter.com/D9NjxbRKT1

28/02/24

Year 8 investigate the reactivity of metals when added to acid. What salt is formed when hydrochloride acid is used? pic.twitter.com/2vXPGQzDNR

28/02/24

Year 8 investigate the reactivity of metals when added to acid. What salt is formed when hydrochloride acid is used? pic.twitter.com/2vXPGQzDNR

28/02/24

Almost 20% of children within are recognised as being disadvantaged. We support the opportunities of children within GLF Schools through funding directed in 3 areas: Projects, Programmes & People Awards.Make a donation to support our students https://t.co/fwTR4uiwD0 pic.twitter.com/MTGSSpIOOb

27/02/24

Year 8 have been learning about gas pressure #physics pic.twitter.com/OHpzCq2uLN

27/02/24

Year 8 have been learning about gas pressure #physics pic.twitter.com/OHpzCq2uLN

23/02/24

Looking forward to celebrating with the students who participated in the Intermediate Maths Challenge next week. With some bronze, silver and gold certificates to hand out. pic.twitter.com/4xDvSM5ULU

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

Drop Everything and Read (DEAR)

At Aureus, we want to encourage reading to become a habit for all children, and students will be given the opportunity to read their own books every day. At the start of period 3, just after morning break, every class across the school will be running DEAR, where students Drop Everything and Read for 10 minutes. Students in all year groups need to have a book in their bags every day to read. Students can get help to choose and find a book to read by talking to our librarian, Miss Sullivan, or anyone in the English team.

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