What we are learning this term in 16OB

English This term 16OB will continue to use the topic of party planning to support our literacy lessons. We will be looking at expressing opinions confidently, discovering information about others, and planning events that appeal to groups of people, taking into account the needs and interests of each other. This term we have the prom to help us with this.
English – Home learning opportunities To support at home parents can discuss with their young person which events they have been to and enjoyed.
Maths This term 16OB will continue to focus on time and money. We will continue to looking at time from lots of different perspectives; including; telling the time with both analogue and digital formats and learning to be on time for lessons/events!

We will also be looking at money, which is an ongoing topic. We have already been using money a lot in the community so we will continue to focus on a range of concepts including money/coin recognition and money management.

Maths – Home learning opportunities To help at home parents can be looking at calendars and clocks, and trying to use them in daily life.  Parents can help at home by encouraging students to take charge of their own money and wallets, and promoting positive money exchanges in the community.
Life Skills We continue to work in the café twice a week. We make and serve snacks at break for the school, and have helped to put together the staff lunch menu for this ½ term. We will be making; Ploughman’s lunch and beef pasty’s with salad.

This term we will be looking to bring all the skills we have learnt together and complete tasks learnt independently.

Life Skills – Home learning opportunities Parents can support this at home by encouraging students to help out in the kitchen, and experiment with new meals, they might like to try.
Computing We continue to look at ICT out in the community. We access the community weekly, and focus on technology that we use in everyday life. We will continue to use self-check outs, the library system, online directions and online bus timetables.

We also plan to do some extra E-safety work in our PSD sessions.

Computing – Home learning opportunities Pupils can use a series of websites to enhance their skills at home.

and for e-safety for your young people you can find information HERE

PSD This term 16OB will continue to focus on safety at home and in the community in our life skills sessions. We have been doing lots of work to promote sensible group behaviour when out and about in the community, which parents can continue to promote. We have been out and about in the community lots and confidence is growing. We have been doing lots of work on using the buses in Winchester.

Last term we ventured out on the train, and we hope to do this again before the end of term.

We will continue also be looking at internet safety and social media, learning methods to help us gain confidence in dealing with these matters.

PSD – Home learning opportunities Parents could help at home by travelling on buses and trains at the weekends to embed and transfer skills learnt at college.
Mental Wealth This term the focus is on managing our own feelings and behaviour. We focus on this throughout the week as conversations about this are encouraged regularly. I have introduced weekly 10 minute meetings to talk through how the week has been, what could be improved and how working towards individual targets is going. Some students in the group will also attend Sherborne movement sessions, and we are also taking part in the golden mile, which encourages walking and positive exercise.
Mental Wealth – Home learning opportunities Parents can support this by encouraging family discussions about how their young people are feeling, and reassuring them that it ok to talk about how they feel.
PE We continue to have a football coach called Neville coming to support Post 16. This has been a massive success and is set to continue. We will start to get our young people out exploring sport opportunities in the local community. We hope to try golf again this term.


Welcome back after the very sunny half term holiday. I hope you all had a lovely time, all the students filled me in on all the fun that they had!

Last term was really productive and lots of good work was achieved. We had some great trips out and some students went to Wales, so memories were made by all.

This term is a very time at College. We have the fete, leavers day, the nightclub visit, to name a few, so hopefully your young people will have lots to tell you.

There are lots of anxieties flying around due to those that are leaving, so it is a time to support each other.

A reminder that I can always be contacted by email if needed.


The 16OB Team

Olivia Byrne, Hannah Daubney and Betty Mort.

DATE 24/03/17

16OB have been out and about in Winchester practicing their ICT skills in the community. Students have identified where and what technology is available for them to use in the local area. This has included using debit cards for some students and money for others. Students have supported each other when using different types of technology. Jimmy has shown others in the class how to use the machine in McDonalds without a debit card!

Week beginning 3 October.For a few weeks now, 16OB have been going to Eastleigh College on a Friday morning. The two course are mechanics and art, and we are also  focussing on learning to use the café. The mechanics group are really getting into the swing of it, having removed tyres, batteries and even attempted a door! The art group have started to produce some lovely Autumn art (pictures to follow)..Week beginning 26th September.This week we went on our first bus trip. We are focusing on becoming confident in using public transport, starting with buses around Winchester. We travelled to Badgers farm, and brought a drink in Sainsbury’s before heading back. The staff are also learning, as we managed to miss our stop and had to walk back down to Sainsbury’s! We’ve learnt our lesson, and the students have assured us they will make sure we get off at the right stop next week!.

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