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03/12/21

An amazing picture of Aureus covered by a rainbow. Photo taken by our Head of Banksy, Mr Crowe. https://t.co/TqAAJ19pC5

24/11/21

Buckinghamshire New University have been into school today to work with GCSE Dance. They learned a fun new routine whilst focusing on their Musicality, Focus and Characterisation skills https://t.co/dC6K1wySOP

23/11/21

Come and join our Inclusion Team! We are recruiting for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. Find out more about the role and apply online via https://t.co/1yeoIL2I9m https://t.co/qUddCvK65d

19/11/21

A very big thank you to students and staff for their donations to today from our non uniform day! We have raised over £500 for this fantastic cause 🙌 https://t.co/qLXgP4NOVp

18/11/21

We are really pleased with our lovely new reward postcards! Students are rewarded for going above and beyond in their attitude to learning, showing the Aureus values, completing an outstanding piece of home learning and many more. https://t.co/GS4ddHimuk

17/11/21

Still time to apply! Some great opportunities to join our team😀 https://t.co/1C6l0fn5o4

15/11/21

We were proud to be a part of the Didcot Remembrance Day Parade and Service yesterday afternoon. Students took part in the parade and laid a wreath on behalf of all . We will remember them. https://t.co/0hvfPkCVE4

12/11/21

Foundation Dance are preparing for the show with Miss King at the Cornerstone Arts Centre, working hard on movement memory, musicality and their posture for this dance. Remember to book your tickets or ask Miss King for more info! https://t.co/k1yJJ1Lep7 https://t.co/PoJ4y9IWGE

11/11/21

Lest we forget. For those brave souls who gave their lives, so we could live ours. A beautiful Remembrance service today at Aureus. https://t.co/12rp5jLyvB https://t.co/5NlIzhBZFP

10/11/21

We are recruiting for the following positions: ➡️ Teaching Assistant ➡️ Marketing Officer ➡️ Reprographics Officer To find out more and apply online, visit https://t.co/f6Ohwbxdci https://t.co/6sdFEADylG

09/11/21

Grace Hickman was invited to teach our GCSE dancers today in an hour long contemporary workshop, where they learned a new routine focusing on musicality skills. Our students were also able to ask Grace lots of questions about the dance industry https://t.co/HkvMLnUOS4

05/11/21

Some great results from our scientists! https://t.co/SkHXpPDNPE

05/11/21

Year 10 separate science students have been performing a neuturalisation investigation today to determine the concentration of an acid https://t.co/v7In42Ry8G

03/11/21

In French this afternoon, Year 8 have been questioning each other to find out more about each other; are they sociable, shy or active for example. As well as using the words provided, they were very keen to learn more! https://t.co/NqY23HU9rY

22/10/21

In Chemistry this afternoon, year 10 students have made copper sulfate (salt) from copper oxide (base) and sulfuric acid ⚗ https://t.co/BQnnZZYq1G

21/10/21

Calling all Year 9's! 📣We are now recruiting for The Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze Award. If you want to find out more, come and talk to Mr Hayden and sign up before Friday 5th November. An opportunity not to be missed! https://t.co/2x08PgQdgB

20/10/21

And now we are the Bodleian library https://t.co/arStKdkBus

20/10/21

Next stop for our Scholars...The Ashmolean Museum! https://t.co/NSVdV8fRXM

20/10/21

Some of our Scholars are visiting Oxford today. First stop is a tour of Trinity College! https://t.co/wwgkbWHu8p

19/10/21

We were delighted to welcome the very talented to our school today to give a talk to our students and officially relaunch our library. Full story coming soon! https://t.co/vxFWTdb3iC

Home Learning

At Aureus, we believe that home learning is an essential part of learning. It has huge potential to support our students outside of school as well as being able to know, understand and do more, well.

We want to encourage our students to become independent learners and be able to self-regulate their own learning. If Home learning is effective, it can lead to accelerated progress and research has shown a significant impact on secondary school students.

Home learning will be set with a clear purpose, in one of these four areas:

Home Learning

NatureThe nature of Home learning will vary between subjects, year groups and topics. The most effective tasks are those which are frequent, short and focussed and knowledge which is integral to lessons for example, we use recall checks at the beginning of every lesson. Some home learning may be embedding memory recall to support revision.

Frequency
Each Subject will set Home learning, designed by their own department to best suit their curriculum at each Key Stage. For frequency of each subject’s Home learning please refer to our guidelines below.

Duration
Home Learning duration guidance:

Key Stage Length of task
Subjects that see their students 2-3 times a week for KS4 1 hour per piece
Subjects that see their students 2-3 times a week for KS3 Up to 1 hour per piece
Music, Dance, Drama, Arts and PE Project work over a small half term or 30 mins a week per piece


Setting Home learning
Home learning will be set via Google Classroom as an assignment or a quiz. It is the responsibility of the student to click ‘Hand in,’ even if the work does not require a document being uploaded on Google Classroom and will be checked in the lesson.

Parents and Carers can become the guardians of their child’s Google Classroom and receive summaries of work set and submitted and ongoing deadlines. If you require any assistance with Google Classroom, please e-mail Googleclassroom@aureusschool.org.

We want to encourage students to continue to use our Knowledge Organisers provided on the school website to support memory recall. If students do not have access to internet at home, please ask your teachers to provide hard copies of work for Home learning or students can access Google classroom during the school day at break times. 

Links to support Home Learning
/1709/home-learning-resources
Oak National academy: https://www.thenational.academy/
SAM Learning: https://www.samlearning.com/ (all students have logins for)
GCSE Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z98jmp3
Seneca Learning: https://senecalearning.com/en-GB/

Click here to view a parents and carers guide for accessing Google Classroom

Click here to view our Home Learning Policy

Click here to access the Knowledge Organisers

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Home Learning Launch Slides 20th Jan 2020 Download
Student tips and tricks guide to Google... 14th May 2020 Download
Parent guide for access to Google Classr... 14th May 2020 Download
How to Chat Live with your Coaches 14th May 2020 Download