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21/10/20

We were delighted to award our first set of achievement badges this term. Read more here: https://t.co/Um0T4dTPuI https://t.co/G6Ty4WZR8c

21/10/20

Our students learn together and grow together - we are the only 11-16 co-ed school in Didcot and are ambitious for educational success for all our learners. https://t.co/yugtipMQ4a https://t.co/3hfzOGMuT2

21/10/20

Free Python training available for adults and students! This highly recommended day of FREE interactive training is delivered by coding experts in a way that's easy to understand regardless of background and level of knowledge - for more information go to https://t.co/OPpRQEPn2K

20/10/20

Joining a new school is exciting and challenging. We work closely with partner schools, parents and carers to create a smooth transition, ensuring that students are fully prepared to begin their journey. https://t.co/ltb9Pot6Xx https://t.co/1nn3ltO1Nx

19/10/20

Our scholars programme ensures our students are ready for post-16 studies and have a pathway to Russell Group of Oxbridge Universities or vocational and technical opportunities. https://t.co/ijOlPgeMbq https://t.co/Xk5ciRcicy

16/10/20

We are proud to be taking part in the UCL Beacon School in Holocaust Education Programme, improving the quality of teaching and learning about the Holocaust. https://t.co/4IBbRmaEQM https://t.co/bqFPKvq60S

15/10/20

We are a values-based school. We believe it is equally important for our young people to be academically capable as well as emotionally literate, well-rounded individuals who are highly-employable global citizens. https://t.co/iTS4Ak4n8l https://t.co/CTy11TpAif

15/10/20

The leadership team are thanking all staff today with a coffee and KitKat delivery in these wonderful travel mugs kindly donated by https://t.co/S1kyU7yoTI

13/10/20

What age can my child start social networking? This is a very useful guide to the age limits for the various social media platforms: https://t.co/rA2zq3ZHcI https://t.co/91Gp29coV2

13/10/20

9A are learning to conjugate regular AR verbs in the present tense using a board game in Spanish today, making it fun and interactive! https://t.co/RtN34Ga2gN

12/10/20

Our school is brand new with state-of-the-art facilities, ensuring students have the resources and skills they need to achieve great things. https://t.co/zWUcIreZ9o https://t.co/HWybNXnVLL

12/10/20

Retweeted From Aureus School

We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Cover Supervisor to join our growing team. Interested? Find out more and apply online: https://t.co/7toEGOpfsI https://t.co/XkNlDocDnE

12/10/20

Calling all Y10's, exciting opportunities to have an insight regarding STEM careers in and around Oxford. Sign up by 14th October and be part of a virtual experience during October half term. https://t.co/hmdpCq8BAa

10/10/20

Retweeted From YoungMinds

Start your by telling yourself these affirmations by our Activist Maya 💛 https://t.co/euDYuVhqnz

09/10/20

Are you interested in training to be a teacher? Sign up with GLF! https://t.co/pCKnh3R6bI https://t.co/N0Cx8CNP9b

08/10/20

We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Cover Supervisor to join our growing team. Interested? Find out more and apply online: https://t.co/7toEGOpfsI https://t.co/XkNlDocDnE

07/10/20

Our Year 10's Drama students are developing their devised pieces for component one of their GCSE course; exploring 4 different stimuli and choosing one to base their drama on. https://t.co/JwA2QUNsym

07/10/20

As a STEAM specialist school, we collaborate with local science hubs and offer dedicated STEAM days throughout the year, creating opportunities for all our learners. https://t.co/3LbSWiw48d https://t.co/urCecyVGTJ

07/10/20

Combining Biology and Art - get creative and take part in the BioArtAttack competition! https://t.co/kFJn3yzZaD

06/10/20

We offer an ambitious curriculum so that students can gain experience in a range of subjects and to enable them to achieve greatness. https://t.co/yugtipMQ4a https://t.co/Z8bJAADbat

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

Page Downloads Date  
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