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27/10/20

Retweeted From Ox Tweets

"" Great to be back in the classroom at last today bringing our trolley full of treats to . Thank you Y2 for a fun afternoon. Find out more about our services for schools https://t.co/nUGpBmoMe5 https://t.co/cU1wPRlxXq

08/07/20

Retweeted From Julie Hiddleston, FCCT

It’s not often that deserve a whoop but the new maths guidance thanks to has FINALLY captured actual progression that stands a chance of reducing cognitive load! A step in the right direction.

25/04/20

Retweeted From Mrs Robinson

Couldn’t agree more! 👏 I’ve felt very grateful over the last few weeks. Knowing there was a team taking care of the ‘other’ stuff meant I got to focus all my attention on staff, pupils & families. https://t.co/AXARoWFnNR

26/03/20

Retweeted From claire martin

An amazing effort from everyone at Team Longford- brilliant home learning, stories, videos and postivity. Super proud https://t.co/tO1YUYlonF

24/03/20

Retweeted From Julie Hiddleston, FCCT

BIG UP to our local and friends in Banbury who have switched their factory to making ventilators for https://t.co/hXktGf15Ur

20/03/20

Retweeted From Julia Prague

As a frontline doctor in London - you really really need to take this seriously - it is bad - it is really bad - already - and it’s predicted to be worse by next weekend - too many people really don’t get it yet - stay indoors!! Seriously!

01/03/20

Retweeted From Tamara

I saw an article on this over half-term (maybe yours) and I have now started this at my school! Teachers are grateful and I get to indulge my passion of reading aloud! We shared Pirates love underpants, which even ks2 laughed at and The Twits!

24/02/20

Retweeted From Longford Park School

Very sad to hear about the passing of one of our Heroines, who died today aged 101. A NASA pioneer and gifted mathematician, she paved the way for women and people of colour to be given credibility in the scientific arena. https://t.co/aUf6dMMTCu

29/01/20

Retweeted From claire martin

Really excited about our Bedtime Stories event tomorrow https://t.co/oZsRJ4BXWm

16/01/20

Retweeted From Julie Hiddleston, FCCT

How amazing to have our very own published author! https://t.co/kxpUb32gh9

14/12/19

Retweeted From Claire-Louise West, FCCT

Congratulations Lorraine Infant School! So proud of you all. 💜🙏 https://t.co/CFObGfLeh7

10/12/19

Retweeted From WilliamMorrisBanbury

How’s this for measurable progress! Huge congrats to our year 6s who have had their poems selected for publication in the poetry competition! https://t.co/d38A2E7Tpp

29/09/19

Retweeted From Karen Williams

New GLF school coming to Banbury (Hanwell View). Next open event for prospective parents is Tuesday 1st October at 5pm for 5:15pm presentation. Held at Longford Park School. https://t.co/elXGvdqM4B

19/09/19

An amazing night with parents unpicking the stuff that really matters: teaching and learning! Reducing cognitive load whilst inspiring through ! can’t wait for 2019-2020! https://t.co/lhRj5wpDSU

15/07/19

Thank you to all the parents and carers for coming along and supporting our first ever Sports Day! We hope you had as much fun as we did https://t.co/Ra6mf99Vla

08/07/19

Not every school has its own unique handmade coin - but thanks to a creative parent , we do! Thank you to Mike for creating this wonderful piece of art for our school https://t.co/KNMS4LjI8z https://t.co/UpFihXoLR7

05/07/19

This week our Reception children have been really enjoying bug hunting out in our wild area! They have been creating tally charts to show which bugs they have seen most, drawing pictures and writing about them 🐛🦋🐞🐜 https://t.co/HLgqmnqNKB

27/06/19

A reminder that we are closed today for pupils. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday! https://t.co/Xf61Nmjwjv

07/06/19

Poppies have been learning and retelling the story "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" this week, with actions too! https://t.co/ZgQSmye0LF

English

At Aureus Primary we use the New National Curriculum as a basis for our planning within the subject and expect all teachers to follow this principle. Literacy is taught on a daily basis from EYFS to KS 1 and KS2 based on a central high-quality text and supported and enhanced through our topic curriculum areas.  

In Foundation stage, Literacy forms the basis of one of the areas of learning – communication, understanding and reading. Emphasis is on teaching Literacy through stories and books; through topic links; child initiated learning through play, plus adult intervention; and demonstration and use of language. In KS1 to KS2 teaching and learning usually takes place within a whole class. Good practice in reading and writing is shared and modelled in whole class teaching.  Teachers use a variety of interactive teaching methods to deliver an engaging curriculum and achieve learning objectives.  

Our teaching and learning approach across the whole curriculum is based on the Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) developed by Sweller (1988). Within English lessons, we are teaching all children to have a deep and secure understanding of the concepts that they are being taught. In order to do this, our curriculum is designed to reduce cognitive load by ensuring we structure and design lessons in small coherent steps, which organically allows opportunity for the promotion of retention. This allows for an inclusive learning environment where all children are supported to transfer learning from short-term to long-term memory.       

Intent: 

  • To provide a language rich environment that promotes a culture of communication, reading and writing;  
  • To develop in pupils an interest in and a love of books and literature that will not only support their learning across the curriculum but also enrich their lives;  
  • To value and use books as a basis for learning, pleasure, talk and play; 
  • To teach children the craft of writing, including handwriting,  in order to develop in children the confidence and skills to write well for a range of purposes and audience; 
  • To teach the basics – spelling, handwriting, grammar  and punctuation – to ensure accuracy within creativity; 
  • To foster in pupils the confidence, desire and ability to express their views and opinions both orally and in writing; 
  • To raise the standards of communication, reading and writing so that every child makes best progress; 
  • To value and celebrate diversity in culture and language.