16AR – Spring 1 Blog

16AR spend every Monday working in the school café. They prepare snacks for the students to eat at break. They make dinners for staff to purchase and visit the offices in the school to sell snacks and sandwiches.


To find out what the pupils will be learning about this term please visit our new ‘OSBORNE COLLEGE PAGE‘.

16AR Spring 2

This half term 16AR are cooking and making their own lunches in the café each week. They are doing this in addition to making break time snacks for other students in the school and preparing staff lunches. The class decided what they would like to eat each week. Every Monday they make the main course and the pudding and all eat together in the café. It has proved a great success with everyone working together as a team.

16AR Spring 1 Blog

This half term several members of 16AR have been accessing the local community to explore leisure opportunities as part of the college’s sport and recreation mornings. They have braved the cold weather to take part in a wide variety of activities. They have played crazy golf, they have painted pottery and they have ridden bikes.


16AR Blog Autumn 2

16AR Blog Autumn 1

The students in 16AR new to Osborne College have adapted well to the routines and expectations of college life. The class have begun the term with energy and enthusiasm. 16AR have been looking at the school values and have been working hard to implement them throughout the day. It promises to be an exciting term.

16AR- Performing Arts

As part of their Performing arts and Creativity lessons 16AR have been preparing to put on a show. The class have been involved in every stage of the process making props and scenery. Last week they staged their show for other students in the college. The class performed a percussive performance of The Lion Sleeps Tonight and a dance to the song I wanna be like you. The audience and the class thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Summer 1 Horticulture

The students in 16 AR have been very busy growing Herbs and potatoes.

We’ve enjoyed exploring all of the materials and tools needed to grow our produce.  When the weather has allowed it we’ve taken the opportunity to spend time outside, to complete tasks.

Tasks have included sifting soil, planting seeds, watering the herbs and potatoes and making our own labels.

Our herbs were grown in up cycled drink bottles and our potatoes are currently growing in buckets that will allow the students to pick them from the sides of the bucket, when grown.

All students have taken a lot of satisfaction from being involved, and were very motivated to help with all tasks.

If our potatoes are successful we’re hoping to make potato salad in our independent living skills class, ready to sell at the tuck shop!  Watch this space…………….

Spring 2 Army Day

As always 16AR got involved  in all the army day activities with enthusiasm. We especially enjoyed trying on the army helmets and uniforms. We challenged ourselves by taking part in the assault course.

Spring 2 Sports Relief

All of 16AR got involved for the day in a variety of Sport Relief activities. The whole class took part in the golden mile and managed to raise money for a variety of worthy causes.

21/12/17- QE2 centre

Throughout the Autumn term students from 16AR have braved the weather and participated in a variety of adventurous activities at the QE2. Students have been learning about safety. They have learnt what precautions need to be taken and what equipment they need to use.

21/12/17- Sensory Music

Every Thursday students from 16AR have been participating in a sensory music lesson with students from 16SC.  This term they have been putting sounds to a poem about the storm in the Tempest. The group performed the poem to KS4 and Osborne College students.

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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