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20/06/21

We will do! Keep an eye out for what we're up to 👀

20/06/21

Another amazing and experience for our students at Aureus Primary! Only just beginning on our journey and can't wait to see the impact it has for our community

20/06/21

Last week Y1 were visited by Harry and Roger, Morris Men from the Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers. They had a wonderful afternoon learning the Princess Royal Dance. A great afternoon engaging with our local heritage! https://t.co/5Y0sW2ch1e

16/06/21

We're so excited to begin on our journey with and . Can't wait to enhance our arts and cultural offer even further!

28/05/21

What do you think?! Let's see your protestors in Banbury!

28/05/21

Some more of our awesome Y4 protestors https://t.co/YVSLwJHwSq

28/05/21

Some of our awesome Y4 protestors https://t.co/Gr2N5Hb6Hh

28/05/21

Today, as part of the school's termly Climate Change Day and their term's STEAM project, Year 4 have held their very own climate demonstration. We are so proud of how the next generation are standing up for what they believe in. https://t.co/swMbXXnz3h

21/05/21

Aureus Primary School are recruiting for a Learning Assistant to join our incredible team with an immediate start. More details available on the link: https://t.co/EHonPILFOB

13/05/21

Eid Mubarak to all our families celebrating today and tomorrow - we wish you and your families happiness, hope and joy on Eid al-Fitr https://t.co/einre2eyoe

06/05/21

Our Nursery children had a great morning exploring our nature area (despite the not so glorious British weather). Brilliant learning going on in our local environment. https://t.co/vL3182kVaV

30/04/21

Some unexpected visitors arrived this morning at Aureus Primary School. We don't remember signing up for Canadian exchange students! https://t.co/z1wmoWm9Xx

25/04/21

Did you know, researchers have found that learning to play a musical instrument can enhance verbal memory, spatial reasoning and literacy skills? We've been making sweet music at APS with the help of 🎵🎶🎼 https://t.co/fv0CG1Xqh8

25/04/21

Retweeted From GLF Schools TT

GLF's SCITT Team have entered the final term of their recruitment campaign! 📚 If you're considering becoming a teacher for September 2021, speak to a member of our team via info.org or visit our website for more information 👉 https://t.co/HyOS8nTDaT

23/04/21

Look at the amazing learning going on at our sister school Great work guys! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/qDsgxO5FaQ

21/04/21

Awesome stuff Mr Mc!

21/04/21

Let's see what you're up to! 👀

21/04/21

This term's whole-school STEAM question is, 'Can I develop an understanding of the living world around me?' 💡 Valentina Class (Y3) have been investigating conditions for plant growth and are even having a sunflower competition for good measure! 🌻 https://t.co/iAYuSSCnYU

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.