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WELCOME TO NURSERY-Where learning is fun everyday!!!!

With.....Mrs K. Oliver, Nursery Class Teacher


EYFS Manager Message

Here in EYFS at Brickhouse we work very hard to achieve only the highest standards for each child. We believe each child is unique and we believe children achieve best when they have an all rounded balanced curriculum-both indoors and outdoors and when parents and staff work closely together. Should you have any unanswered questions about the running of EYFS please do come and see me...


Quality Mark Award

In November 2018 our Early Years Quality Mark was renewed.  Our EYFS team, staff, children and parents are delighted to have this award for our school this reflects the fantastic Early Years setting we have.



Welcome to Summer Term in Nursery


Family Groups

Your child has been allocated to a family group:

If your child is a Busy Bee then they will be with Mrs Oliver

If your child is a Brilliant Butterfly then they will be with Miss Billingham

These groups are a time for your child to work with a key adult and in a smaller group. They will come together in these groups for Snack time and small group learning / chat times.



Our next topics will be "Growing" and 'Seaside/Journeys'- We will talk about different things that grow, finding out what the children already know, and what they would like to find out about.  We will look at different lifecycles, exploring the human, plant, vegetable, frog and butterfly lifecycles. 

In Literacy we will continue to focus on sharing books; listening, sharing attention, and understanding the story.  We will share non-fiction and fiction books linked to both our themes, and do lots of activities based around them.  

In Mathematics we will focus on number recognition (0 – 10), counting (0 – 10), and 2d and 3d shapes. 

In Phonics we will continue to have daily Phonics sessions.  We are currently utilising "Letters and Sounds" and “SALLEY”, and aim to introduce our new "Supersonic Phonic Friends" scheme towards the end of this Term.

Further topics will be based upon our class interests - If you know of a topic that you feel we could cover please do tell us!


What can you do at home?

-Ensure your child is toilet trained

-Ensure your child can recognise and write their names.

-Practise holding a pencil/pen and using it correctly

-Practise dressing/undressing for PE/zipping and unzipping coats.

-Model the correct spoken language to your child at all times.

-Read numbers and practise counting.

-Share books - read regularly for pleasure.


Daily Routine

During the Summer term your child will continue to experience short daily carpet time sessions for Phonics, Literacy and Mathematics. Handwriting/Number Fun will also take place.  All of our topics are cross-curricular and this means that lots of our topics link to our Literacy, Numeracy and every other curriculum area.

Child-initiated time forms a big part of our day, this is where our children access all our areas independently. Your child will access indoor and outdoor learning daily....please ensure your child has the appropriate clothing for outdoor weather. Once a day children will be able to free-flow outdoors. 


Reading at Brickhouse Primary School:

Our school is passionate about reading with children, and requests that books are read and returned daily. Please return in your child's book bag with the reading record updated each day to let us know how your child has read at home.


Our Summer Term Shared Texts Are:

Oliver’s Vegetables

Jasper’s Beanstalk

The Very Hungry Caterpillar


Our Spring Term Shared Texts Were:

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The Three Little Pigs

Jack and the Beanstalk

The Gingerbread Man

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School




- PE is on a Monday each week.  



Learning in our school is so important every day-so please ensure your child is in school on time each day to learn and progress. Attendance is vital to your child's learning.

Nursery Staff
Mrs Oliver (Nursery Teacher)
Miss H. Billingham also works in Nursery each day,

Mrs Smith will cover some Nursery sessions weekly too..

We thank you for your support!


We do hope your child continues to enjoy their time in Nursery...


If you have any concerns, any further ideas for this page or any questions at all then please do feel free to see Mrs Oliver or our EYFS Manager – Mr White. 


Many thanks

The EYFS Team

Watch and join in with some our our favourite songs and rhymes:
Hey Diddle Diddle

The Wheels on the Bus

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star


Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!



REMOTE LEARNING (if at home, rather than in class)

I have created a list of fun remote learning activities you can do at home for the rest of the school week!  Why don't you try a few activities each day?


-Write your first name. What can you write this in? What can you find to use?

-Can you write your surname too?

-Sing the alphabet.  Write the alphabet, thinking about each letter formation.

-Sing along to the phonics songs you know: Jolly Phonics Songs in correct order - Letters and Diagraphs - YouTube & Phonics Song 2 (new version) - YouTube

-Look around your home for objects beginning with the sounds you know.

-Join in with your favourite Nursery Rhymes.

-Sing along to the number songs you know: Count to 10 | Counting Song for Kids | Pancake Manor - YouTube

-Look around your home for the numbers you know 0-5, 10 then 20.

-Keep counting 1-5 then to 10.

-Order numbers 0-5, 10 then 20.

-Look around your home for the shapes you know.  Tell your adult the properties of each shape.

-Play board games with your brother/sister/adult, waiting patiently to take your turn.

-Play listening games, listen to the rules carefully before playing. ie Simon Says, Musical Statues

-Draw a picture/write a note for Mrs Oliver and/or Miss Billingham

-Draw a picture/write a note for Mr White.

- Can you bake with your adult at home? Talking about each part of the recipe as you go.

- Talk to your adult about your bean plant.  What does it need to grow?  How big is it now?  Can you measure it?  What numbers can you see?


I will be available on the class email:

Please contact me with any questions.  I'd also love to see pictures of your learning...


Take care and keep yourselves safe whilst at home.  

Mrs Oliver



Maths Vocabulary - attached is a very useful set of Mathematics Vocabulary that you can use with the children in their maths/number work.