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19/01/18

Retweeted From Tiernan Coyle

super sunday for boys teams u12s vs Dynamite u13s vs U14s vs U15s vs U16s vs

19/01/18

Retweeted From OTSA

Looking to Return to Teaching in Oxfordshire? Come along to our coffee morning for support and advice about how to get back into the classroom. Book on here https://t.co/mlws3U15HR https://t.co/XYnBeEbrDF

19/01/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Good luck to all of our SLE applicants coming to interview today for Good luck & enjoy the process. This is your time to shine. ✨ Excited to be working with again!

19/01/18

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

Students this week did some rainbow breathing in and learnt about using bird song to wake up naturally too https://t.co/ozXyohSNba via

19/01/18

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

Year 7s have been looking at Judaism this week and this was our starter. It gave them lots to discuss. https://t.co/Fb7Uki8YtQ

19/01/18

Retweeted From Sarah Vogel

Can’t wait to do Day 2 Fierce ! https://t.co/jr6cGVW81u

17/01/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

We use your planner - a hole punched A4 exercise book would be fab! https://t.co/2F9ZjZ7vAk

17/01/18

Retweeted From Annemarie Williams

happy to say that I have suggested 2 of my leadership team for this and am running female only leadership dev prog https://t.co/TI7uGcxiYx

17/01/18

Retweeted From Downland Dance

Downland Dance Aureus event https://t.co/9o6limyKt1 https://t.co/j2iTLESxiq

17/01/18

Retweeted From ElementaryTechnology

We're at today to showcase this tremendous video wall from ! Superb assembly on 'Courage' https://t.co/iyMQNMpPLZ

17/01/18

Retweeted From Tiernan Coyle

girls fixtures this weekend U10s home vs U12s away vs U13s home vs the fab

17/01/18

Retweeted From Larkmead School

- Breaking the Code collaboration with https://t.co/ytQzTrjvdT

17/01/18

Retweeted From ElementaryTechnology

Ready to interview Paul to discuss how technology transforms teaching and learning! https://t.co/0RE06N7Xv5

17/01/18

Retweeted From Paul

A pleasure 👍 We don’t do ordinary days 😀 https://t.co/c5C1p2UZBX

17/01/18

Retweeted From Changing States of Mind

Thank you , son had amazing session, came home buzzing from

17/01/18

Retweeted From Bretta

Amazing Coach meet tonight led by brilliant discussion around networking and outward facing leadership. Blogs to follow. https://t.co/stgYx6XB0C

17/01/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Thanks for investing time & energy in coming to network. Looking forward to your #10%braver outward facing leadership challenge!

17/01/18

Retweeted From K Cook

Getting excited about this. Looking forward to hearing from , , and a bunch of fine folks from https://t.co/shLDSY9VGt

17/01/18

Retweeted From Paul

Yr7 found themselves in MicroBit heaven today 👍 << values on show throughout the lesson! https://t.co/ynUtQbWEv1

16/01/18

Retweeted From Paul

Started my computing lesson today with a story... Once Upon A Time, during WW2, Bletchley Park, a man with an idea.... it was a great hook! Students then went on to learn to code in Python and creative visuals on MicroBits! https://t.co/jBbsDOtI2r

Literacy & Oracy

Literacy, Library and 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:

All Year 7 students will have access to an e-reader from Spring 2018 that they can use in school and at home. 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 speak 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.