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Hello Nursery!
Spring Term 2023


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


Nursery Staff
Mrs K. Oliver (Nursery Teacher) works in Nursery everyday.

Miss D. Johnson (EYFS LSP) works in Nursery everyday.


Mr White's (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 June 2022 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 really do have. 


New Beginnings

Welcome to all of our new Nursery children and parents. A new year and a great new start for all of our children. Here in Nursery we understand how difficult the first half-term can be not only for our children, but also our parents too. Please be assured our team are always available and are highly trained to ensure the children settle as quickly as possible. Children manage change in different ways and it can be emotional for them but we can guarantee that after a few weeks your child we be very happy and settled - please do be patient with us!


What's going on in Spring 1?

Our main priority for Spring 1 is that our children are happy, settled and enjoy school life. We spend a lot of time training the children; this includes encouraging them to become independent through tidying up, managing toileting needs, washing hands, self-care and doing many things for themselves. Your child will be allocated a family group with friends and they will either be a Brilliant Butterfly or a Busy Bee. Children meet in these groups each morning to begin their learning.


What can you do at home?

  • Lots of shared talk - model talking in full sentence, model turn taking in conversations.
  • Begin to learn to dress themselves: coats, shoes, jumpers etc.
  • Use the toilet independently - If you require support with toilet training please ask...


Our first topic this half term is 'Traditional Tales', we will then move on to "People who help us", "Dinosaurs" and "Easter".   We will talk about our favourite stories, re-tell what has happened, describe our favourite characters and role play activities based on each tale. 


In Literacy - We will focus on name writing and letter sounds. We will begin to share Traditional Tales and do lots of activities based around them. 

In Mathematics - We will focus on number recognition, counting and shapes.


What can you do at home?

  • Ask your child to identify and overwrite their names.
  • Practise holding a pen/pencil and using it correctly.
  • Count numbers out loud.
  • Beginning to recognising numbers in their environment.
  • Beginning to recognising shapes in their environment.
  • Sharing stories is important!  Please share a story at home with your child, ideally every day...


Daily Routine

Your child will also access indoor and outdoor learning daily.... Please ensure your child has the appropriate clothing for outdoor weather, and that a coat and a pair of wellies are available at all times. Children will be able to free-flow across EYFS and access both the Nursery and Reception; as we work closely together and cover the same topics.


We focus heavily on Phonics, Literacy and Mathematics here at Brickhouse whilst covering all other areas of EYFS learning too… we will work closely with Reception to ensure that we can meet all our children's needs.  During this half-term, your child will experience daily carpet sessions for Phonics, Literacy, and Mathematics.

What's Coming Up - Spring 2023


  • If you would like a copy of our daily routine please ask a member of the team!
  • If you know a topic we should cover - please tell us....
  • Up to date information will be on display outside our collection door - please do look and find out what's going on...
  • Any further questions regarding how you can help your child at home, please ask Mrs Oliver.
  • Have you had your ‘What's Coming Up’ leaflet?



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.

Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let Mrs Oliver know!


We do hope your child enjoys their time in Nursery......If you have any questions or concerns at all, then please see Mrs Oliver or our EYFS Manager – Mr White. 


We thank you for your support!


Many thanks

The EYFS Team