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06/12/19

We are extremely proud of our students for showing and at our first Christmas Showcase last night. It was truly a magical evening and we hope that you enjoyed it! Read more about the evening here: https://t.co/fcUtOAXSsO https://t.co/6byBGf28Sl

05/12/19

Our final rehearsal of A Midsummer Night's Dream, all ready for our Christmas Showcase this evening. See you soon (doors open from 6.30pm) https://t.co/OsAW6wLm22

04/12/19

7P have had a fun start to their day by looking at the structures of sheep organs and inflating the lungs. They then went on to sketch and label it https://t.co/kekaTfOUK8

02/12/19

Year 9 girls had an extra special PE lesson today as they were taught by former Gloucester Hartpury Ladies coach and current Grove RFC player, Michael Wood 🏈 https://t.co/nGueiqLyMB

02/12/19

Identifying viewpoints and practising annotation skills in with Year 8 today https://t.co/buGjCuDQZw

02/12/19

1552 batteries so far! 🙌 Drop off old batteries to school and they will be sent for recycling ♻️ For more information please visit https://t.co/CC63s5rJYx https://t.co/WOO4kkSWL7

29/11/19

Congratulations Emily for your 'Student of the Term' award, very well deserved 🎉 https://t.co/QE6Y9AZzJs https://t.co/elRz0jdW7X

29/11/19

How do we expand and factorise brackets? Year 9 working hard in Maths today https://t.co/j0UFyOYpmB

29/11/19

It's for Year 8's in PE this morning with Mr Crowe and Mr Hayden 💪 https://t.co/2cktQkhBCd

28/11/19

8P have started a Patterns and Culture project in , focussing on the Mexican Day of the Dead. Today they were drawing designs of the Mexican skulls in preparation for creating layered prints of them in next lesson https://t.co/5IJnwr4FRX

27/11/19

We are really looking forward to our Christmas Showcase next Thursday 5th December, 7pm. Tickets can be purchased via ParentPay now! https://t.co/JK1cyORNas

26/11/19

Year 8 have been snowballing their initial impressions of the poem 'Nothing's Changed' by having group discussions and joining a bigger group each time. They discussed elements of context such as the Apartheid and Tatamkhulu Afrika's biographical information https://t.co/FZmTH4vyWI

22/11/19

In Geography today, Peter was sharing his design for an earthquake proof building https://t.co/kPEIYtoL9q

22/11/19

8C preparing for their speaking assessment in Spanish today https://t.co/l2BbaDxJAa

19/11/19

Year 7 are learning about rhythm and pulse this term in . They have been working together in small groups to compose their very own polyrhymes https://t.co/qQSgz8NYql

15/11/19

Thank you so much for all your support and donations to . We raised a massive £471.96 and had heaps of fun in doing so! https://t.co/CtBsVbwNh9

14/11/19

An exciting opportunity to join our IT team as a Junior Regional IT Technician. Find out more here: https://t.co/E3Wcg0j6kE https://t.co/TurkALG2YY

14/11/19

club investigated the dangers of splashing chemicals in eyes in yesterday's . Using egg whites, they replicated the aqueous humour of the eye and added a variety of chemicals including hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide to observe the ‘damage’ caused https://t.co/4HCGmdsSxw

13/11/19

Year 9 have been perfecting their badminton skills in GCSE PE this morning https://t.co/hmjBgNYA9x

13/11/19

The Big Question in year 7 this morning: What are unicellular organisms? https://t.co/dQ65ZNHz8w

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