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10/07/20

Retweeted From Aureus School

We would like to invite you to join us for our Year 6 'Virtual' Open Events, providing you with an opportunity to hear more about our wonderful school. Visit https://t.co/rjEIOGVE2a to find out more about the events and to register your place. https://t.co/m7VafqX0Sa

10/07/20

Well done to all those that took part today. We will now total up all of the points and reveal the winning faculty on Monday! https://t.co/Nu5SjwcZGC

10/07/20

Thank you Amber for sending these photos of you taking part in our Virtual Sports Day today, great work on the standing long jump and bottle flip tasks. https://t.co/oeJcA5Nc9I

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Zoe taking part in Skill Test 2, the one foot balance. https://t.co/9HPPBMHQ8z

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Bradley in Year 7 taking part in Task 4 - Speed Bounce for our Virtual Sports Day, great work! https://t.co/84mlbvTLVs

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Charlie in Year 7 taking part in the plank challenge for our Virtual Sports Day this morning, well done Charlie! https://t.co/hn628HOXzd

10/07/20

We hope you are all enjoying our Virtual Sports Day so far! The weather has been kind so it's a great opportunity to get some fresh air! Here is Clayton showing us his standing long jump skills for Task 2! https://t.co/OctebFgCvX

09/07/20

and an amazing vortex in a bottle! https://t.co/2vBygoNGMM

09/07/20

Dancing raisins in a glass! https://t.co/UKuQJbq1Yg

09/07/20

Year 8 have been working hard on Science challenges from the . There is a an amazing range of challenges completed by Year 8, Well done everyone! https://t.co/AKerFpbja7

08/07/20

This is a fantastic free virtual event to take part in next Tuesday 14th July https://t.co/XGlHI364DR

06/07/20

Click here for instructions on how to make one: https://t.co/IZ5n4MA5o5. Also we would like to say a big thank you to for all their generous donations to our Science department this year! 2/2

06/07/20

At Home Science Club: This week we would like you to make your very own Solar Oven. Send us a photo of your finished oven to media.org and you could WIN a solar furnace like this one! 1/2 https://t.co/S11mlB4Mlj

03/07/20

We would like to invite you to join us for our Year 6 'Virtual' Open Events, providing you with an opportunity to hear more about our wonderful school. Visit https://t.co/rjEIOGVE2a to find out more about the events and to register your place. https://t.co/m7VafqX0Sa

03/07/20

Thank you so much to the Oxfordshire Kindness Wave https://t.co/o9KdYTVyLw and for sending us this lovely pack to some of our students this week ❤️ https://t.co/8AHC2J65jb

03/07/20

Are you an inspiring and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant looking for your next challenge? Come and join our fantastic Inclusion Team in September. The role is 33 hours per week, term-time only. For full details and to apply online, visit https://t.co/gzVXdYZ7Uw

30/06/20

Retweeted From Didcot Train

This week at TRAIN!🎉Young people just need to friend/follow the Youth Work team's professional Facebook and Instagram accounts to get involved and see more of what they're getting up to: Justina Train, Harry Train, Charlotte Train https://t.co/V1AnD929ZG

30/06/20

Looking forward to seeing our first group of Year 7 students in tomorrow for their 1-2-1 meetings 🙂 Ms Hunter has prepared this video about entering the school, please share this with your child: https://t.co/g8STiionz8

29/06/20

Budding Year 7 botanist, Leia, completes an amazing flower dissection for Biology lesson at home https://t.co/XwSIWMy8av

29/06/20

Retweeted From National Online Safety

Happy ! Here's our free guide for Parents; 'the largest interactive social platform for play' according to the makers. Please retweet & share with your whole school community! - Download here: https://t.co/0Url7fNw16 https://t.co/sJrEpbTSJK

Posted on: 17/12/2019

Action packed STEAM Day to end the term

STEAM DayToday we enjoyed our first STEAM day of the year, where students took part in year group activities based on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.

Year 7 students showed some great team working skills in CSI Aureus - 'Who stole Mrs Murphy’s dog?' Throughout the day, students assessed the crime scene, carried out some DNA profiling and fingerprinting, scene re-enactment and created photofits to try and solve the crime. They then presented their findings at the end of the day and solved the case - it was Miss Taylor!

One of our Year 7 students said: “I’ve watched CSI on TV with my parents in the past and thought it was amazing to see how it is done in real life. My favourite workshop was fingerprinting even though I got more ink on my cheeks than on my fingers!”

Year 8 teamed up to take part in a Maths focused enterprise day, Innov8, where they created a product or concept with a unique selling point, that our very own investors (Ms Sabet and Ms Saul) would be willing to back. They came up with some innovative and creative ideas such as a single app that incorporates all the social media sites and a robot dog, with some fantastic company and product names.

Our most successful entrepreneurs at the end of the day were ‘Designated Designs’ who had $8,700 invested in their company.

A Year 8 student said: “I would love to start my own business and have been given an insight into how I can achieve this. My company had potential profits of £32,000,000. I hope in the future to be able to achieve this! Gaining an insight into marketing and advertising was the session I enjoyed the most but learning about profit and loss was also incredibly interesting”

Finally, our Year 9 students were looking at ‘Art in Numeracy’. They looked at fabric designer, Tula Pink, who uses tessellation, repetition and rotation in her designs. They then had to design a mural using tessellation that demonstrates the diversity of Aureus through its use of colour. Each Coaching Group were assigned a colour palette and used different techniques to create their squares for the mural. The end results were fantastic.

Students also took part in a cooking lesson where they used their math skills to weigh out ingredients and work out cooking times. The end result were some very tasty looking chocolate chip cookies!

A special thank you to Mrs Bainbrigge, Ms Saul, Ms Sabet and Mrs Strange for organising such a fun-packed STEAM day.

Click here to view our gallery from the day.