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24/09/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

.Check out our fab line up for Diverse Educators on 6/1 https://t.co/QsRKNeoGf4

24/09/17

Retweeted From Tiernan Coyle

entertaining game U16 Boys today 6-6 vs a strong Thame Colts side. Aureus pitch looking fab in the sunshine https://t.co/3ceIyeOhcW

24/09/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Come to our on Wed with to find our more! https://t.co/KesLEXLtBk

24/09/17

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Showcase talent in your - submit by aged 7-11 https://t.co/oWBfiH1wTJ https://t.co/Iz85r9CiLo

23/09/17

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Head on down to on Wed 15 Nov to connect with like-minded in Oxfordshire https://t.co/PNQOMLfdIB https://t.co/OuiqLExE8v

23/09/17

Retweeted From Tiernan Coyle

our new home for 9-a-side + 11-a-side teams was treated to 2 great U13 and U12 girls games today https://t.co/fNPNmZx650

23/09/17

Retweeted From Paul Dix

Great work everyone !! 💚💚💚 https://t.co/to5ZmP4Igk

23/09/17

Retweeted From Tiernan Coyle

u13 girls today with our fab sponsor Kenny from MBFI who saw us win 2-1 Vs Launton 👍👍⚽⚽ https://t.co/SnTh231y3H

22/09/17

Retweeted From Amjad Ali

A big push on this from https://t.co/ZI3b8QH01y

22/09/17

Retweeted From Amjad Ali

Every morning our students start school with Mindfulness; Reading Movement Art Thinking Makes4anneffective start2the day!

22/09/17

Retweeted From Yinka Ewuola

Check out inspiring ... Doing amazing things for the academically, socially & fab things with their https://t.co/iAXwFjNAEM

22/09/17

Retweeted From Amjad Ali

family! - keep an eye on our journey, our learning and our amazing students, parents and colleagues.

22/09/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

thank you! And our team - - both gave me guardian angel presents today! xxx

22/09/17

Retweeted From Liz Dawson @Success

looking forward to visiting with on 2nd & delighted to be yr assessor for Award. Great dialogue with

22/09/17

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

take away this week was finger breathing. https://t.co/sLw5mW4co1

22/09/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Our next staff book - we can't wait! 📚 https://t.co/ichQXiy6Yr

22/09/17

Well done to our winners! Thanks Mrs Dodds for our Friday treat. 👏🎉👊🏽 https://t.co/ceDXkXUOxB

21/09/17

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AMAZING morning in Y5/6 with our borrowed computer science teacher!❤️to Mr Wright & . https://t.co/yw60aXPJTL

Literacy & Oracy

Literacy, Library and 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:

All Year 7 students will have access to an e-reader from Spring 2018 that they can use in school and at home. 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 speak 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.