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19/06/19

Pupils from joined Voices of Aureus for a fabulous GLF Music Festival yesterday where they performed to parents and carers'. Well done to all involved, they were amazing! https://t.co/okhnDwZ0iY

19/06/19

Some amazing musical instruments created in our REcycled Music workshop https://t.co/hbjI0cibB8

19/06/19

Our Year 8 students have been looking at environmental risks we face on our planet today and researching apps that could help make us greener https://t.co/NZVyiodPa9

19/06/19

REinvent Food...our students have been making bread and butter pudding in this workshop today, inspiring them to reduce food waste https://t.co/sB4raMSWPo

19/06/19

We have been lucky to have Nick Garnett in with Year 7's today building a kinetic coral reef through play https://t.co/khkBrwePLI

19/06/19

Our 3rd day of the year, we have been looking at 'REinvent, REuse, REcycle'. Year 7's have been getting creative with REcycled wind chimes, Reco cultivation and REused sculpture https://t.co/GS8TPhtFWk

19/06/19

We would like to thank all our amazing teachers at today and to congratulate the wonderful Ms Costar for being nominated for the 'Outstanding New Teacher of the Year Award' 🎉 https://t.co/PxV4LA7qGr

18/06/19

We have been working with local businesses today to help develop our careers programme. Thank you all for joining us https://t.co/dBKqPy6KT8

18/06/19

We are growing our wonderful team for our third year and are recruiting for a Teacher of English, Teacher of Science and a Computing Lead Practitioner. Visit https://t.co/f6OhwbfCkK to find out more! https://t.co/jMxIcwwgA1

14/06/19

Today our became 🎉 Congratulations to all our winners this week for showing our value Integrity https://t.co/76pBfXagSd

13/06/19

"The PGL trip was SO FUN!! My favourite activity was the climbing wall because I overcame my fear of heights." Read more about our recent PGL trip https://t.co/BsoLqquWT5 #10%braver

12/06/19

Quite a different style to 8A's English lesson this morning, discussing who they feel is to blame for Mrs Alexander's revelation in "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" https://t.co/ntWfeu9JyN

12/06/19

Check out "It's a Hard Knock Life" by the wonderful Voices of Aureus https://t.co/eJpCVZ7XJU

12/06/19

Retweeted From Anthony D

A massive thank you to for bringing the amazing, sensational Voices Of Aureus all the way from Didcot Oxford! They sounded incredible! Hope you can be part of our November concert!🎶🎵🎼🎺📹🎻🎹 https://t.co/ZwLiahSFax

12/06/19

We were delighted to be invited to the concert on Monday this week. Read more: https://t.co/o8ZB9JdjEy https://t.co/u5LUbFa1oT

09/06/19

We have had such an amazing time at Osmington Bay So proud of our Year 7's for embodying our Aureus values https://t.co/MDs7BGpflF

09/06/19

Fantastic last day Dragon Boating at the amazing the . We are on our way home now and will update you with our arrival time after we stop for a comfort break at the services https://t.co/iJQBRWJudI

08/06/19

We have turned "I can't" into "I can"! https://t.co/yBZqTBK8fM

08/06/19

Tears on the way up, smiles all the way down 😁 #10%braver https://t.co/OGJQ2aAzFR

08/06/19

PGL Day 2: Today we have been Problem Solving, tackling Jacobs ladder, climbing and orienteering https://t.co/kE7h1qj9E6

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.