What we are learning this term in 16OB

English This term 16OB will continue to use the topic of planning a production 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 (scarily) we will have the Christmas performance to support our topic.
English – Home learning opportunities To support at home parents can discuss with their young person which productions and events they have been to and enjoyed. Perhaps collecting programmes and literature surrounding the area.
Maths This term 16OB will be focusing on number and money.

The topic of number will focus on using numbers functionally in everyday life. It will involve students reading, writing and comparing numbers, rounding numbers, fractions and using calculators.

We will be looking at money, which is an ongoing topic within the college. For those that are continuing in the college, we have already been using money a lot in the community. We have all seen the benefit of using these skills functionally, so we will continue to focus on a range of concepts including money/coin recognition, money management and confidence in money exchanges.


Maths – Home learning opportunities 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 will be working in the café twice a week. We will be making and serving snacks at break for the school. We will also be responsible for helping to put together the staff lunch menu for this 1/2 term.

The focus on learning will be developing skills for the workplace and following instructions.

We also have some work experience opportunities this year, including; the night shelter, basics bank and the church café.

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 In 16OB we will be looking at ICT out in the community. We access the community weekly, and focus on technology that we use in everyday life. We will be using self-check outs, the library system, online directions and online bus timetables.


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 be focusing on safety at home and in the community in our life skills sessions. We will be doing lots of work to promote sensible group behaviour when out and about in the community, which parents can continue to promote. We will be out and about in the community regularly and aim to promote and encourage confidence, and supported independence. Last year saw a lot of bus travel training, which was hugely successful. We will continue this around the local Winchester area.


PSD – Home learning opportunities Parents could help at home by travelling on buses at the weekends to embed and transfer skills learnt at college.

Parents could also look into getting bus passes for their young people to support the trips.

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. There will be time throughout the week to talk through how the week has been, what could be improved and how working towards individual targets is going. We will also be 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 will have a football coach called Rob coming to support Post 16. Rob is new to the college, so it will be exciting to see what ideas and challenges he brings to our young people.



Welcome back after a not so sunny summer holiday. I hope you all had a lovely time. I am looking forward to finding out what everyone has been up to.

This year 16OB consists of some remaining young people from last year, some existing college students and a few new students from the school. It is set to be an exciting year, with a lovely mix of young people.

16OB aims to be a busy and fun tutor group, who’s emphasis is on independence, confidence and preparing for college and adult life.

Due to the emphasis on independence and transferring skills to the community, it is asked that all students have their own wallet with a small amount of money they can learn to be responsible for. If parents have any questions about this, please be in contact.

For those parents that are new to either the college or 16OB, and want any information I can always be contacted by email (

The staff supporting 16OB this year will be Hannah Daubney and Betty Mort.

Olivia Byrne (College Tutor)

DATE 11/10/17

16OB have settled into their weekly trip to the QE2 centre. So far we have tried canoeing, archery, orienteering and rifle shooting. The trip is great for team building and increasing everyone’s confidence. Today we tried rifle shooting and we were all quite good!

2016-2017  160B ARCHIVE


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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