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27/03/20

Miss Peruga has a message for G4 https://t.co/pgw9qTjY8X

27/03/20

A very good morning from Miss King 😃https://t.co/OA9to3HDih

26/03/20

Our final message for the day is from Mrs Strange 🙂 https://t.co/EdNj39iOec

26/03/20

A message to G5 from Ms Pearce :) https://t.co/UTv8OdieC7

26/03/20

The world record for the longest keepie-uppie is 26 hours! Mr Hayden challenges you to have a go! https://t.co/wKj9L0D1jx

26/03/20

Retweeted From YoungMinds

If your child finds it difficult to talk about their feelings, here are some conversation starters that you can use. https://t.co/5gDtyrzlKC

25/03/20

We were delighted to receive this piece of rainbow art from 🌈 to mark the time they have been with us They will be missed😪 Read more: https://t.co/MHO5cPJ9mQ https://t.co/aBpBLZ37HC

25/03/20

Ms Hunter has a message for students this morning, watch it here: https://t.co/Zeucki4c0a Coaches will be sharing some messages throughout the week too 😀 https://t.co/8LKE4GTRQF

24/03/20

Over 285 Aureus students have been busy practising touch typing, clocking up an amazing 2d:14h:49m:58s of typing in a total of 4744 completed activities since Friday! Y7 occupy most of the top 10 leader board so far, can Y8 or Y9 take the lead? https://t.co/6jpn2moMQ9

23/03/20

Retweeted From Department for Education

Please share with other parents. If your work is not critical in the response to Coronavirus then please keep your child at home. 👉 https://t.co/6KP6fNE9FD https://t.co/3XNjbikGwq

23/03/20

The blossom is out! Spring has arrived at Aureus🌸 https://t.co/mKmvl9cDA1

22/03/20

Retweeted From Gavin Williamson

You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. https://t.co/n1B1gngVWr

18/03/20

School is open for Year 8 and Year 9 only on Thursday 19th March. A letter with further details has been sent to all parents and carers regarding distance learning.

17/03/20

School is open for Year 8 and Year 9 only on Wednesday 18th March. A letter with further details has been sent to all parents and carers regarding distance learning.

13/03/20

Our Year 9 chemists investigated displacement reactions this week. The question is, can they write a balanced equation for the displacement of magnesium and copper sulphate? https://t.co/a7HFsZQ5tc

13/03/20

Voices of Aureus Choir took part in the Pop Festival this week at the Centre for Music in Oxford, joining other schools in the county to perform some brilliant songs https://t.co/u3tatPeyxI

13/03/20

Throughout the week, students (and staff!) have participated in activities to raise money for . This morning they took part in a run around the field. Thank you to all those that have donated this week for this worthy cause https://t.co/cHoHM8OZzU

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