What we are learning

Literacy In Literacy this term we will be completing a topic based on planning for a performance. We will be looking at the play The Tempest by William Shakespeare. We will be looking at the events of the play and the characters. The students will experience the sights and sounds of a storm, explore the themes of magic, love revenge and forgiveness. Students will have the opportunity to develop literacy skills at their individual levels.
Literacy  – Home learning opportunities Visit a theatre or performance.

Look at theatre posters and advertisements for forth coming performances.

Share a simple version of The Tempest.

Numeracy Students will be exploring numbers. They will be experiencing the use of numbers in everyday situations.
Numeracy  – Home learning opportunities Count items when shopping or cooking.
Towards Independence – Independent Living skills This term students will be learning about keeping their own home clean.

Students will learn about a range of household appliances and experience using them to complete simple household tasks.

Towards Independence – Independent Living skills Encourage you young person to help with household chores.
Computing The class will be using switches to explore cause and effect.
Computing – Home learning opportunities Pupils can use a series of websites to enhance their skills at home.

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Mental Wealth Students will participate in activities and therapies to support their mental health and wellbeing. Students will have the opportunity to participate in relaxation; sensory integration programmes and daily walks.
Mental Wealth – Home learning opportunities Try listening to relaxing music or going for a walk.
Vocational learning Students will continue to work in the school café and will also help to set up the Osborne College snack stall. This term students will be learning to make fruit smoothies.
Vocational learning – Home learning opportunities Involve your young person in the preparation of simple snacks at home.
PE This term students will be participating in multi skills sporting activities. Following circuits to improve skills and get active.
PE – Home learning opportunities Students can practice ball skills with their friends and family.
QE2 activity Centre



The class will participating in a programme of activities including, canoeing, boating, rifle shooting, archery, coppicing and tree planting.
Other learning opportunities


Students will also follow their own individual targets and therapy timetables.


Students will have the opportunity to participate in option lessons – participating in Land based studies, Health and Social Care, Performing Arts or Sport and Leisure.


16/10/17- QE2 Centre

Students in 16AR are going to the QE2 either on a Tuesday or a Thursday this year. They are sampling a variety of activities. They have especially enjoyed rifle shooting and canoeing this half term.


16AR   2016-2017 ARCHIVE

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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