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22/07/21

Congratulations to Banksy for achieving the most positive points this year! https://t.co/vt2piZClJt

21/07/21

🕑 Remember it's a 2pm finish tomorrow! 🕑 https://t.co/SkqEqEx5fB

20/07/21

Holiday Programme for this years Summer holiday - open to 12-18 year olds. Find out more https://t.co/tyY78lDxRc https://t.co/Gk93AUhkaN

16/07/21

From Monday 19th July this is the new process for contact tracing for children and young people in education settings. https://t.co/7QhhcnEYRH

16/07/21

Y8 have produced fantastic pieces of creative writing in just 3 minutes at the start of online lessons! Studying a text in which the protagonist travels to a major city for the 1st time alone, they empathised with the character & wrote descriptive pieces inspired by a city photo. https://t.co/FmBkHaCEJZ

15/07/21

Have you won an award? Parents and carers keep an eye on your email this evening as we will be sending out our Awards Evening video to students that have received an award! 🥳 https://t.co/wt29HSGQEv

15/07/21

Our GCSE Focus Day for Year 10 this week was dedicated to English Literature. They watched some fantastic performances of Macbeth, Dr Jekyll and Hyde and The Inspector Calls from The Globe Players. Read more> https://t.co/SRfhEuxa5y https://t.co/VmBO1qnJNO

14/07/21

Young people experience bullying behaviours every day. We’re joining in to show young people that they deserve to be heard and that help and support is available. ’s https://t.co/pHwS6eEkNB https://t.co/a9XvknqHTZ

12/07/21

This is some fantastic work, we are very impressed with all your creativity! Other work included making invisible ink, researching the planets of the solar system, interesting elements and modelling the digestive system

12/07/21

Y7 were set a task to complete some research or a practical on a topic of their own choice. Luke created a model of the lungs to show how ventilation works, Ella made a red cabbage indicator to test the pH of substances and Jessica researched atoms, elements and compounds! https://t.co/dwBaYsQuBt

09/07/21

GCSE dancers took to the stage at Radley College to perform in front of a live audience for Step In Time, School of Performing Arts. They did incredibly well and we are immensely proud of them all! Read more> https://t.co/qR8jUWUfe0 https://t.co/pslGIpmHSG

09/07/21

This week we celebrated Miss Guarasci, Miss Minnigan and Mr King completing their NQT year here ! A very big congratulations 🥳 https://t.co/HEOvEIn0FK

08/07/21

We are incredibly excited to be celebrating the end of term with a live Virtual Concert on 13/07 at 5.30pm. Parents & carers check your email for the link...we hope that you can join us! https://t.co/cCW9mLgAGY

06/07/21

This week we celebrated our Year 10 students moving on into Year 11! Read more: https://t.co/9BISyUd1sP https://t.co/6ZDMRhTqlB

02/07/21

We were absolutely thrilled to take delivery of our brand new minibus this week! Read more: https://t.co/iV4xwGlvXC https://t.co/i8XFjDpDEy

01/07/21

Year 8 are looking at different rock types and how they are made in science lessons this week. Today they applied their knowledge by comparing different chocolate to rock type and explaining their reasoning https://t.co/EUFPPeZ4R3

28/06/21

Year 8 have been writing poetry in English and have created their own beautiful praise songs about their role models. Some really lovely pieces here, well done! https://t.co/IBGNcdnRBF

26/06/21

Silver group are complete and completing their debrief. Well done everyone! https://t.co/Q1ModLRJup

26/06/21

All groups are on route and working really hard to complete their expedition. Always time for a food break though! https://t.co/3p710oX9ld

26/06/21

Our bronze groups are awake and cooking breakfast! They will be packing the tents down and heading off for their final days walk https://t.co/q4zJ5H7Ksv

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