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17/10/19

In Year 9 Art, students have been mastering their drawing skills and experimenting with different materials whilst looking at architectural features https://t.co/kvqCDRlE3L

17/10/19

This morning 8I have been looking at minimal word improvisations and exploring a character's motivation in performance https://t.co/kVPfEe1I43

16/10/19

Year 7 have been practicing their rugby skills this morning in the fresh air https://t.co/l4p0mUM15G

15/10/19

Our first Open Morning today 9-10am for our prospective families! If you haven't managed to register for this one, we have some more dates available. We'd love you to join us! https://t.co/rjEIOGE3aC https://t.co/KnLZgKKyg5

11/10/19

INSET day today – ‘Brag and tag’ staff shared how they ‘stretch and challenge’ our students. Well done to Mrs Kakkad for collecting the most brag tags! https://t.co/vXJxd2YFcN

11/10/19

A fantastic new opportunity to join our wonderful as Deputy Headteacher. Find out more and Apply - https://t.co/KpEoURr8On https://t.co/zFTyyUC1u1

10/10/19

It's full ahead in the lab at our . Families are getting stuck in to neutralisation and chromatography https://t.co/Rt7hvC8fxn https://t.co/1oGEWktzNy

10/10/19

Inspired by the artist Victor Nunes, some creative designs in Art at our https://t.co/AjEFULmgTv https://t.co/vNbJRwZKrC

10/10/19

Our amazing choir has been performing our Aureus School Makaton throughout the https://t.co/ns8yd2GAxL

10/10/19

A few fierce games of scrabble played in English this evening https://t.co/0jyQXv8GHj

10/10/19

Our amazing Inclusion team have been welcoming our prospective families at our wonderful https://t.co/Nlbl4iwHYc

10/10/19

Some mathematical games being played in Maths https://t.co/qSF2EjNsiR

10/10/19

Great fun being had by families in the Sports hall, table tennis and badminton are a hit 🏸🏓 https://t.co/eWRcZ0ZAEZ

10/10/19

Our Dance studio has captured quite an audience this at our with constant routines in progress https://t.co/AUNtONR0oQ

10/10/19

Thank you to all our students for helping us to celebrate today! https://t.co/D2kQEQ5LBk

10/10/19

We are really looking forward to meeting prospective families at our Open Evening tonight. Headteacher talks will take place at 5, 6 and 7pm and there will be an opportunity to have a tour of our wonderful school. Would you like to join us? Register here: https://t.co/rjEIOGE3aC https://t.co/ZWqXSRLmLA

09/10/19

A reminder that students will be finishing at 1.45pm tomorrow for our Open Evening and Friday is our INSET Day. https://t.co/65nZTDmvqX

09/10/19

Fantastic to see so many students engaging in activities. Today's focus was race and students have made hand prints in the colour of their skin that will be displayed on our hummingbird ❤ https://t.co/bkU5bFaIaf

08/10/19

There is still time to apply! Find out more about these exciting vacancies to join our wonderful team: https://t.co/F7HxopHJoY https://t.co/dlO1Ak7Ghn

07/10/19

In Geography today, our Year 9's have been building a 3D model of a coastline. Some inspiring designs and great . Looking forward to sharing the finished designs later...#geography https://t.co/8zqqL9Ness

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