What we are learning this term in 16AR

Numeracy Numeracy in everyday life. Students will develop skills in using numbers in everyday situations. This half term students will be comparing numbers and saying which numbers are bigger or smaller.
Numeracy  – Home learning opportunities Point out and comment on numbers you see in everyday life – on a bus, in a lift, on the door of your house. Count everyday items, ask your child to count cups when you are making drinks.
Life Skills We will be visiting local shops & cafes and focusing on making choices and following a simple shopping list.
Life Skills – Home learning opportunities Involve your young person when you make a shopping list at home. Ask them to help you see what items you are running low on and add them to your list.
Computing – Home learning opportunities Pupils can use a series of websites to enhance their skills at home.

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Vocational learning Class 16AR will be helping to run the school café. We will be preparing the daily snacks and serving the other students in the school.
Vocational learning – Home learning opportunities Encourage your young person to help prepare dinner or snacks at home.
Enterprise We will be baking a variety of biscuits, cookies and savoury snacks and selling them in the Clafe.
PE Sports sessions will continue to focus on developing pupils understanding of the importance of having a healthy lifestyle. Pupils will have input in activities chosen and these will be led by a qualified coach. Pupils will also be encouraged to investigate healthy opportunities outside of college in preparation for adult life


Food Technology Students will continue on the Towards Independence Unit, Meal preparation and cooking; Introduction. The focus will be on using equipment and appliances to make a variety of foods. Students will work at their own level ranging from sensory and hand over hand experiences to working with some independence.
Others (Feel free to write other subjects in this box i.e. Maths, RE)


At the QE2 this half term we will completing our rifle shooting course and taking a short course in bushcraft. This will involve building fires and using tools to make things with wood.
Expressive arts The class will be creating collages using images, text and items of different colours and textures.

They will be creating pictures using only black and white images and text.

We hope you are all enjoying the sunshine!


Staff from 16AR will continue to write in student diaries each day so you know what students have been learning and what they have achieved each day.

Remember to keep checking our class blog to see all the fantastic things we are doing.


Kind Regards

The 16AR Team

Helping in 16AR this term will be Judith Nutbeam, Alison Zela, Jenny Taylor, Katalin Sallai and Hannah Daubney. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to get in contact. You can do this either via the home school diary or email.

DATE 10/06/17 – Creative Arts

16AR have been inspired by the work of the artist Jackson Pollock and have been busy creating their own action paintings. We have had great fun splattering and squirting paint.

DATE: 10/06/17- Rifle shooting

16AR have taken a three course in rifle shooting at the QE2 activity centre. The class have learnt the safety procedures involved and how to fire the rifles. They have enjoyed immensely shooting at targets and tin cans.


DATE 24.3.17  Drama

Several members of 16AR have been working with other young people in Osborne college and drama students from Winchester University. They have spent the last month putting together a show. The other students and staff in Osborne College thoroughly enjoyed watching the show this week.

DATE: 18/01/17  Baking

We have been making cakes to sell in the school café. We have enjoyed exploring the smells, tastes and textures of the different flavoured cakes.
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DATE: 17/01/17  Shopping

Each week we go shopping to buy ingredients for our baking lesson. We are learning to follow a shopping list and to use the self service checkout.

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DATE: 17/11/16 Orienteering

16AR took advantage of some fine autumnal weather and went orienteering at the QE2 . We used a map to navigate the site. We especially enjoyed seeing all the autumn colours.

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DATE: 3/11/16 Bushcraft

At the QE2 centre we have been honing our bushcraft skills. We have learnt how to start a fire, we also helped to cut some wood to keep it going.

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DATE: 31/10/16 Hamlet

During Shakespeare week 16AR learnt about Hamlet. We enjoyed exploring the story using our senses.

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DATE: 10/10/16   Horticulture

As part of our horticulture project to improve an area of the school, we planted the bedding plants. We hope you agree they look good.


DATE: 12/10/16

We are enjoying our PE sessions with Neville every Tuesday. We are focusing on fitness and being active. We do hope the sunny mornings continue.

DATE: 6/10/16

We are thoroughly enjoying going to the QE2 activity centre every week. This week we braved the zip wire.

DATE: 6/10/16

As part of our horticulture lessons 16AR are trying to the help improve the grounds of the school. The last few weeks we have been weeding and tidying. This week we went to a garden centre to choose some bedding plants. 


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