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18/10/21

Year 7 geographers have been taking part in an Atlas Scavenger Hunt in today's lesson. Working in teams, they had to complete the sheet with as much information as they can about 5 countries, with the opportunity to earn points and/or lose them! https://t.co/Md8ee3IU1G

18/10/21

Our 'Choose To Succeed' drive was launched today in assembly for Year 11. Students were provided with Knowledge Organisers, folders, stationary and a revision guide to help prepare for upcoming mocks https://t.co/sZNOWtWzHz

15/10/21

Do you have some time to offer to school during exams season? If so, join our bank of casual staff as an Exams Invigilator with complete flexibility to work only those exams sessions you are available for. Full details here: https://t.co/pkzh9R9cwM https://t.co/JNCQtaj9BB

14/10/21

Just a small selection of our fantastic PDT offering this year. Students are really enjoying the enrichment opportunities we have to offer! https://t.co/UsWGkkw0y0

11/10/21

Congratulations to Anastaja in Year 9 for winning Miss Dixon's DT House Point Challenge and Nathaniel in Year 8 for the DT Upcycle Challenge! We love these designs! https://t.co/sboT2Q5FVA

07/10/21

We've got riddles and conundrums in Maths and you can take part in a treasure hunt to win a prize! https://t.co/3EafO0Uogd

07/10/21

Come along to the Dance and Activity studios where our GCSE students will be performing and you can take part in some street dance! https://t.co/5sCconRFFQ

07/10/21

Have a go at programming our Lego Spike robots in Computing! https://t.co/Ozp5kkCPcG

07/10/21

If you like sport, pop along to the Sports Hall and join our students in a game of badminton, netball, table tennis or a even try out a fitness test! https://t.co/xWqyaNg16Q

07/10/21

There's lots of fun activities taking place in Design Technology this evening! https://t.co/0iQDcBkGH6

07/10/21

Our lovely tour guides are ready to show prospective parents, carers and students around our wonderful school https://t.co/oscF6zNpGP

07/10/21

Really looking to welcoming year 5 and 6's in for our Open Evening tonight. Our Science department have lots of fun hands on activities taking place, you will find us on the 2nd floor! https://t.co/zMDTITMsqI

06/10/21

Year 7 have been working on their gradual shading techniques in Art today, learning how to draw a realistic apple 🍎 https://t.co/hZpI10RH1I

01/10/21

We are really looking forward to our Open Evening next week and can't wait to show you around our school. To book your place, register today via https://t.co/rjEIOGE3aC https://t.co/763Su3IFkS

01/10/21

Chartwells are recruiting for a Chef Manager and General Kitchen Assistants. Scan the relevant QR Code in the job description to apply! https://t.co/2Gj9kH2BWb

29/09/21

In Maths this week, year 10 have been converting recurring fractions into decimals https://t.co/WHxBiHupMn

29/09/21

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27/09/21

Some fantastic annotations of Dickins' David Copperfield today in English with year 8. Defining new vocab, making inferences and summarising https://t.co/oOciFpCVfc

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