Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

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

04/06/19

We would like to wish all our families and friends a very happy and peaceful Eid! https://t.co/TyZEO0ofQK

24/05/19

Well done and , what a great video! https://t.co/ooT58vETpT

20/05/19

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

Schools of thought: can mindfulness lessons boost child mental health? | Society | The Guardian https://t.co/tDeJ3YPETF

15/05/19

Retweeted From Kate Smith

“I am strong. I am resilient. I have stamina. I’VE GOT THIS!” Our mantra, followed by high fives and hugs as we started today. https://t.co/krHp1ckF5s

13/05/19

Retweeted From Martin Matthews

Any chance of a retweet? Go on - send a teacher (or head teacher) a thank you card. Its free! https://t.co/gPuKltnzsD

13/05/19

Check out the original art work of our logo with our values kindly donated (time/energy/resources) by one of our Dads!! Inspired by the Didcot Hoard. A massive thank you Mike 🙏 We 💖 it! https://t.co/jXNAafMhEO

13/05/19

Happy - our winners this week have been showing https://t.co/7uKqBa4Alo

12/05/19

Come & join our lovely team as a TA| https://t.co/ZyC8qnPW9Q

10/05/19

Retweeted From VbE Zone

Are you coming to the VbE International 2019 Conference? FRIDAY 18th October. Tickets now available! Free to VbE Member Schools Earlybird discount for non member schools. Come to inspire and be inspired! We can't wait to see you... https://t.co/lN0m0Kx5lU https://t.co/YmbxDSWBv9

07/05/19

Retweeted From Oxon MH & WB

Our is beginning to take shape as we line up a great set of speakers 27th June 5-8pm Tickets available here: https://t.co/9LX9wORuQx

06/05/19

Retweeted From Rocket Fund

Is there anything you'd like to buy for your school this term? We have matchfunding available for tech projects! Submit by 27th May for the chance to receive a £250 boost https://t.co/SuZ39yTDYo 👈 Pls RT! https://t.co/58MFM4Zqsf

06/05/19

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

We will also have a date soon for our 2nd organised & hosted by

06/05/19

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

We will also be accrediting our 2nd cohort of Lead Pracitioners working in collaboration with So many fab opportunities for our existing team, our new staff & local/ regional colleagues! 🙌🏻 https://t.co/pLxoplqpbC

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.    

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
APS English Policy Sep 2019 18th Nov 2019 Download