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13/02/20

Students from across the school took part in our Spelling Bee this week 🐝 Find out the winners here -https://t.co/5tOR8aCzy5 https://t.co/GrzRD0GuSJ

12/02/20

During Science Club, Year 7 investigate dilatancy with a non-Newtonian fluid. They had a lot of fun exploring the amazing properties of the Oobleck puddle! https://t.co/FSbeJtJPFt

11/02/20

In coaching time this morning, students have been discussing how they would like the internet to be free from bullying, grooming and trolling. These posters are just a few ways in which they wish they were online. https://t.co/5ALI6uZOMk

10/02/20

Year 9 investigate the factors affecting the rate of enzyme substrate reactions, lots of fantastic results! https://t.co/1GsI083loo

07/02/20

We love how these poly-prints have turned out! 8G have been printing their designs onto fabric this morning, we are really looking forward to seeing the final piece of art in place https://t.co/1iL9Qzyo2t

06/02/20

8V have been investigating the relationship between light intensity and the rate of oxygen production during photosynthesis.The pond weed needed a little encouragement! https://t.co/YmVlQkl1zR

05/02/20

Year 9 GCSE Computing have been learning how to create Turtle graphics using Python. Some excellent results! https://t.co/rT6RRD8u7l

05/02/20

7O developing their movement skills and creating freeze frames in Drama; conveying the emotion of soldiers from the poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson https://t.co/smMHcjFXZi

04/02/20

7M investigating which reactions were exothermic and endothermic in Chemistry this morning. Thankfully their hands didn't get too warm! 🔥 https://t.co/cto4oFX48p

31/01/20

Year 8 have been working hard in Spanish this week identifying the dangers of social media and using their findings to create some fantastic posters https://t.co/MLsPDGLT5N

31/01/20

How do we describe the process of breathing? 7C have been making models of the lungs in Biology this morning https://t.co/77sgrQvKfp

28/01/20

Still time to apply! Teacher of Mathematics - https://t.co/hQWX1Aq4BN Teacher of Science - https://t.co/w0Kk9MZ67y https://t.co/9U8namhJYf

27/01/20

7P have been experimenting with marble chips and acid in Chemistry today, investigating the conservation of mass https://t.co/qmm7PO6IZS

27/01/20

We are extremely excited and very proud that our Voices of Aureus choir have been invited to perform on the main stage at Wembley in the concert on 17th March. Here they are in rehearsal this morning 🙌 https://t.co/QBK2kqbSTy

24/01/20

Exploring the use of movement skills and passing the focus of the audience in Drama this morning. Every single student in 8G has worked extremely hard, well done! https://t.co/Fmmx2Ybw48

22/01/20

We have two exciting vacancies to join our Teaching Team; Teacher of Mathematics and Teacher of Science. Find out more about these roles: https://t.co/f6OhwbfCkK https://t.co/PLU9sy7mFE

21/01/20

8P have been exploring the conventions of different genres and searching extracts from Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' for evidence of it fitting within the gothic genre 📖 https://t.co/pv6o8nSxiA

21/01/20

Great courage shown by our Year 9 students today in English Language whilst presenting their speeches highlighting Gender Inequality https://t.co/71gEIWqW1T

17/01/20

7M were making observations during a Thermal Decomposition practical in Chemistry today. Don't worry, Copper Carbonate (CuCO3) is meant to go black when you heat it! https://t.co/IASYUFrDBH

17/01/20

7C have been looking at gas exchange in the lungs this morning, carrying out an experiment to raise their breathing rates https://t.co/ZvDLejDCgL

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.