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22/01/21

Still time to apply! We are looking for an experienced Exams Officer to set up the exams processes throughout . This is a rare opportunity and an exciting new role for the school. Apply today: https://t.co/HOoDiFzIZs

21/01/21

A fantastic opportunity to join our expanding team as Head of Design and Technology this September. To find out more and apply online visit https://t.co/MkbNVmrEhz

21/01/21

Year 7 have been looking at the structure of a traditional story in English Language and were tasked with writing an exposition. We have seen some really powerful stories, here are some of their first drafts! https://t.co/8sfa0j76lo

20/01/21

Mrs Strange has formed a team for and they are still looking for some more Y8 girls to join them! Please let Mrs Strange know if you would like to take part in this fantastic opportunity! https://t.co/aXiUfuzAxv https://t.co/8GLtHEKphy

19/01/21

We have an exciting opportunity to join us as the Head of Arts. Responsible for our expressive and creative curriculum, you will also coordinate our co-curricular programme of artistic events. Find out more: https://t.co/veKw1XiSXQ https://t.co/fahDJLnPnq

18/01/21

Banksy, Hawking and Malala you have been challenged! Your first faculty challenge this term is a Toaster Trick Shot challenge (please remember to unplug the toaster first!) Have you got what it takes? Please send your photos and/or video to your coach. https://t.co/iKswmIRMlg

18/01/21

Take part in Mr Hayden's 30-day fitness challenge! Starting today, live at 11am every weekday on Google Meet, Mr Hayden will be taking part in the exercises in this timetable. Who can complete the 30 days, we can't wait to find out! https://t.co/lmeRGGYKE7

15/01/21

A great photo of Emily in Year 9 training her flexibility for GCSE Dance. Well done Emily! https://t.co/tNvvBNtFQ0

15/01/21

Come and assist the Head of Mathematics enthuse and engage our students with our innovative curriculum! We are seeking an innovative maths teacher to join us in September 2021 as Second in Maths. Find out more and apply today: https://t.co/DIoxUywKYu

14/01/21

Miss King is really impressed with the engagement of Aureus students learning to dance online! If you want to take part in some great online tutorials, take a look at https://t.co/l0uco5pJBv Please share any photos/videos to media.org

14/01/21

Send a photo of your Science at Home experiment to media.org

14/01/21

Or for budding engineers, can you make your own cardboard chair? https://t.co/T4lLrH9T0G

14/01/21

Science at Home: Can you stand on a paper cup? Here is a link on how to take part in this challenge: https://t.co/TLxKm0RuM5

12/01/21

As part of our programme this year and inspired by the , we are celebrating virtually and we would like all students to focus on this year’s theme of shining a light in darkness. Send your entries to coaches by 25th January! https://t.co/ZzYQ7M9ofJ

07/01/21

Are you a PE teacher looking to progress? As Head of PE you will be responsible for the strategic lead and management of a small, but growing team of experienced and dedicated teachers. Find out more and apply online: https://t.co/1M1HP4m2rA

07/01/21

Retweeted From Didcot Train

With the recent Government announcement's, we're going into the new year running most of our provisions online this week. 2021 might not be treating all of us too nicely so far but let's not let it get the better of us!! 🌤 Sending you all our very best wishes for the year🌈 https://t.co/raK3wWNSVy

05/01/21

We are really looking forward to seeing you all back on Google Classroom at 8.30am tomorrow for coaching time. There will be an assembly this week on our value of courage to start off 2021 ☺

28/12/20

We are recruiting! We have some exciting opportunities to join us in 2021. If you would like to join our vibrant and dynamic team, find out more here - https://t.co/f6Ohwbxdci https://t.co/YsSPrn2Iud

25/12/20

would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year! We look forward to seeing you in 2021. https://t.co/hl5mnRqwsr

17/12/20

Super proud of our Years 7 & 8 students today for completing their event, raising over £3,000 for 🎉 Thank you to all those that sponsored them, supporting this amazing charity https://t.co/l64oVq4tvo https://t.co/eFnnWc0oqb

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