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Bisham CofE Academy

Ashley Hill MAT

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Ashley Hill

Multi Academy Trust


Welcome to Nightingales







Welcome to Foundation!

Teacher- Mrs Clarke

TA- Mrs Ewers 

Just like that, the children have almost completed their first half term of school. It has been lovely to see how well they have all settled into school life here at Bisham and how they've all developed in a short space of time. I wish you all a wonderful half term break, as we come to the end of the week and look forward to hearing all about what the children have been doing when they return in November.

This page will be updated weekly so if you need any information please look on here first. If you have any questions or queries then please don't hesitate to contact the office who will pass any messages on to me. 

Mrs Clarke


Nightingales in the News 

Earlier in the term, Nightingales had the Maidenhead Advertiser visit, to take their First Class photo. Please take a look at Thursday 14th October's issue of the local paper for our first class school photo. Alternatively you can see it online via the Maidenhead Advertiser website. Should you wish to purchase a copy, all the details can be found online.


PE Day- Friday 


Please note the children will be spending a lot of their time learning outside, so please ensure your child has a named coat and wellie boots in school each day. As well as a named water bottle in school each day. It can also be very helpful to have a spare set of clothes in school for those little accidents that can occur too! 

Star of the week: Nate for working hard in phonics to practise his sounds.

Dojo Winner: Charlie

W/C: Monday 18th October 2021

Literacy and Topic


This week the children will focussing on the story 'We're going on a bear hunt' By Michael Rosen. The children will be using this story as the basis for their learning this week, where they will be acting out the story, creating maps of the journey in the story, bringing the story to life with sensory props, using their weighing/measuring skills whilst making bear biscuits and decorating them using their mathematical knowledge of pattern. 



This week the children will be revising the sounds they have learnt this term, whcih include the following: m, a, d, t, s, i, n, p, g, o, c, k, u, b, f, e, l, h, sh and r. 



This week the children will focus on subitizing and different representations of numbers to 3. This will include going on a number hunt around the school to find the different representations of these numbers in real-life, looking at what smaller numbers can be used to make these numbers and towards the end of the week, the children will be using their understanding of these numbers to identify one more and one less from a given number.




Fun Friday/Weekend Activities:

Here are some suggestions of what you could do for fun Fridays home.

You could:

-Play board games

-Complete a jigsaw puzzle

-Join and colour dot to dot pictures

-Draw or paint a lovely picture

-Complete some mindfulness colouring

-Do some arts and craft

-Play different sports in your garden, such as football, cricket, tag rugby etc.

-Participate in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch.

-Go for a walk

-Go for a bike ride

-Watch ‘Winter Watch’ or ‘A Perfect Planet’ on BBC iPlayer

-Bake some yummy treats

-Help cook dinner


Key Dates for your diary:


Curriculum Map

Home learning


Please find in the link below the termly project grid for home learning.

Parents Information Evening Power point

Please find in the link below, the Nightingales parents information evening power point, for those who were unable to attend or to refer back to for key information.