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17/01/20

Receptionist (Administration), Aureus School, Oxfordshire https://t.co/4Pt3KanN9r

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

10/01/20

10/01/20

We are expanding our wonderful support team, apply today for the following roles: 🔸 Teaching Assistant 🔸 Teaching Assistant (Numeracy) 🔸 Administrator (Cover) 🔸 Receptionist (Administration) 🔸 Behaviour Officer 🔸 Pastoral Welfare Leader https://t.co/f6OhwbfCkK https://t.co/jFFn7MdNpo

09/01/20

To start off their first lesson of the term, 7D have been playing some warm up games https://t.co/sOuvApfdsK

09/01/20

What is Photosynthesis? Year 8 have been carrying out some exciting experiments in Biology this morning https://t.co/0foW2zn8YK

09/01/20

A reminder that our Year 8 Options Evening starts tonight at 6pm. Students are welcome to attend with parents/carers. Please ensure that if students are attending, that they are in full school uniform. We look forward to seeing you here.

07/01/20

Looking forward to welcoming students back for the Spring Term tomorrow. A reminder that it is Week B this week. https://t.co/yqrX0ZtSH0

18/12/19

We had a succession of celebration assemblies this morning. Congratulations to all the students that received a certificate. We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and look forward to seeing you back for our Spring term https://t.co/rHpbN7icJp

17/12/19

For most children the flu vaccine is not an injection, just a quick nasal spray. Children can be badly affected by flu, especially those aged 2 and 3. Don’t put off it off, ask your GP about the free flu nasal spray today. Read more: https://t.co/wQyzbzD63y https://t.co/1Z60fzlAt8

17/12/19

Year 9's have been using numeracy in the kitchen this morning, weighing out ingredients and working out cooking times to create some delicious chocolate chip cookies 🍪 https://t.co/pZEeRRUUOU

17/12/19

Year 9 have been linking numeracy with Art and PE in our day. Inspired by fabric designer Tula Pink, they have been creating tesselations to form a mural. In PE, they have been inventing new games https://t.co/71fEW0D33D

17/12/19

Year 8 have been coming up with some innovative ideas for a product in their Apprentice style day. There are some really creative concepts with some fantastic USP's which they will take to the panel of judges later on today https://t.co/riA9Yit64g

17/12/19

Today is Day and CSI Aureus (Year 7) have been investigating 'Who stole Mrs Murphy's dog?' They have been assessing the crime scene, DNA profiling, fingerprinting and creating photofits https://t.co/pKmiYR39pE

16/12/19

Students that have embodied our values and been true ambassadors this term were awarded with a celebration film this morning, well done! 🎉 https://t.co/tyKDOfGPZS

16/12/19

Year 7 students were given a free choice on their reading material in this mornings library lesson https://t.co/qpZ9j80Ve4

13/12/19

Thank you to the parents, carers and staff that have donated to the charity this year! has collected the presents ready for wrapping 🎁 https://t.co/zj3zRgx4Mo

13/12/19

7C have been planning the denouements to their stories this morning in https://t.co/HNybOu92ow

12/12/19

We were delighted to host our first netball match yesterday against . A fantastic match, which we are proud to have won 17-7 🎉 Well done to all the players and we look forward to the next one! https://t.co/wr7qYAOzCh

12/12/19

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our team as Cover Administrator. For more information and to apply online, visit https://t.co/ev9xJjRDyv https://t.co/G1jfYfDKwp

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

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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