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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

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