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Marigold Nursery!


Miss Jones

Mrs Von Bargen


Open- Monday          8:45 - 2:45

           Tuesday         8:45 - 2:45

           Wednesday    8:45 - 11:45

Extra sessions available on Wednesday afternoons.

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Twitter - @netherton_moss

Life in Our Bubble

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Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic Nursery Opening Times are as follows:-

Monday 9.30am - 2.20pm
Tuesday 9.30am - 2.20pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 11.30am (This Session is for Children who were due to start in April 2020).

There will be no Extra Sessions until further notice.

Parents/Carers will not be allowed to enter the building. We ask that you encourage your child to walk to the teacher independently. Children are not allowed to bring any items other than a pack lunch in a disposable bag into the classroom.

🎈🎈🎈 June Birthdays 🎈🎈🎈

Happy Birthday to Delilah and Noah! We hope you both have an exciting day with lots of lovely gifts. 

More Ideas 

Here is a website with lots of lovely ideas you can do at home. Please have a look and send me some photographs When you’ve completed any 😁.

Physical Challenge 

We hope your all doing well and still trying to have fun at home. Here is a challenge for you all to try. We hope to see you soon.


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Nicholas and his sister Yannick have been very busy at home, doing various activities. They look like they are having lots of fun!

Cole has also been very busy. Look at all that writing and number work he has been doing. He even got a doughnut as a treat for all his hard work! 
Lola has been working through her maths booklet.  She has drawn and coloured some lovely pictures to help her count the items. 
Artie and his family have been keeping their social distance whilst enjoying the lovely weather, doing a spot of fishing, school work, helping Mum with the hoovering and washing up. Artie has even done some baking. What a super star he is. 


Happy Birthday to Artie, Lola, Jessica and Harry.  We hope you have had a lovely day with your families at home? 

Fun at home 

Here are some photographs that were sent to show us what you’ve been up to at home. We are missing you all. 

Monday 20th April 


Hello everyone, I hope your all well and enjoyed your Easter as much as you could. Mrs Von Bargen and I are really missing you and would love to see all the things you’ve been doing with your family during the lockdown. I have put my email address near the top of the page and would love a grown up to send me some photographs which I could share on here for all your friends to see. The photographs can be of work you have done, things you have made and any other fun things you’ve been doing with your family. I hope to see lots of photographs soon. 



Here is a link for a great comic strip video called "The Stay Home Superheroes" sent to me by my daughters school. It has a lovely way of explaining to the children why we are having to stay at home and how they are playing their part by being Stay at Home Superheroes.

Here's the link:

Tuesday 31st March 

Hi everyone, here are some ideas to do round the house or in the garden and all the family can get involved. I hope you have fun 😁. 

Monday 30th March 2020

The current situation we all find ourselves in can be overwhelming and lead to an increase in anxiety levels for some children. This is particularly so for those children with ADHD, social communication difficulties or ASD.  Please find below advice from the ADHD Foundation and the National Autistic Society offering tips to support these children during COVID -19.

Further advice and support can be found on :


This week is also World Autism Awareness Week . Resources are available from :

Hello Marigold Families 


We are missing you all so much. We hope that you are all staying safe and trying to have as much fun as you can. We would just like to let you know that there are some live videos on Chester Zoo’s Facebook page of different animals in the zoo . If you can watch some of these videos and maybe you could decide which animal was your favourite. Once you’ve chosen a favourite animal you could draw a picture of them in your exercise book that was sent home with your activity pack. 

If you haven’t collected your pack from school yet you could maybe Walk to school on one day next week to collect them. This could be done during your one form of outside exercise a day. 

Keep safe everyone and we will post some more fun things to do next week. 

Please sign up to the fabulous Oxford Owl education site to support your child at home with reading, English and Maths. You can choose activities by age group or subject. 

There is a fabulous, free, age group specific, ebook library giving you lots of choice over books to read and listen to with your child.  

There are also lots of other activities to support your child with English and maths - all geared specifically to your child’s age group. 

Creating an account is free and really simple. Visit, click on join us and add a few personal details including an email address and you are ready to go. Have fun, we hope that you enjoy visiting the online library and all the other fabulous activities available. 

Attendance awards

 Congratulations to the children who received an attendance award for the spring term!

Pancake Day

We celebrated pancake day on the 25th February 2020 by making our own pancakes as a treat. 
In marigold class we painted pictures of fire works that we had seen on bonfire night!

The book we where focusing on in Nursery was Greta and the Giants by Zoë Tucker & Zoe Persico. All our friends in marigold where delighted to dress up as our favourite creatures and characters from the books we enjoy to read! 



We enjoyed celebrating Valentine’s Day in marigold class by making cards for our families! 
In marigold class we Celebrated Chinese New Year on the 25th January 2020. We did this by creating our own Chinese dragons. 

Christmas party

All of our friends in marigold class enjoyed some tasty food at our Christmas party!

Christmas classroom activities

We did some creative Christmas activities in marigold class to take home to our families.

Attendance awards!

Congratulations to these children for their fabulous attendance. 


Remembrance Day-11th November 2019

Marigold Nursery made a poppy wreath to mark the day World War 1 ended.

Dressing up for Halloween

Marigold class dressing up as some of our favourite spooky characters. 

Magic wands and potion making!

We loved sprinkling magic dust onto our wands to make them sparkle and then enjoyed making a potion before casting a spell...

We had fun decorating our room and investigating the pumpkins, we even made some pumpkin soup!

We love being outdoors with all our friends smiley.

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

As part of our topic 'Ourselves', we have enjoyed learning our body parts through singing 'Head, shoulders, knees and toes'. 

We went on an autumn walk to collect items that show us its autumn time. We explored the woods in our school grounds and even had a go on the tree swing. We had so much fun smiley!

Exploring our classroom

In our first week we explored our new classroom. We had fun trying out all the different toys and activities.

Welcome back after the Summer holidays. We hope you are all refreshed and ready for the year ahead. We have lots of exciting things planned and we are looking forward to you all having lots of fun while your learning in Marigold Nursery. smiley

Welcome back! We hope that you have had a wonderful Summer holiday and are feeling refreshed and ready for all the fun we have planned for the new school year!

Below you will find many images and pieces of information about what our lovely Marigold Nursery children get up to! We have a group of very busy 3 and 4 year olds Of whom we are very proud.

Find our Autumn Term planning on the link below:

Have you ever eaten a caterpillar? A Very Hungry Caterpillar?

Our 'Minibeast' topic started with a few creepy crawly visitors...

Summer 1 Topic Letter- Minibeasts

Season Spotters. Spring is HERE!

Easter bonnet competition and parade!

Easter Coffee Morning- Wednesday 3rd March at 10:30am

Our children are so excited to host an Easter coffee morning for their loved ones this coming Wednesday 3rd April! For further information please click on the document link above :)


We look forward to seeing you and your Easter bonnet creations.

World Book Day 2019

To celebrate World Book Day 2019 Marigold Class came to Nursery dressed as their favourite book character OR in their pyjamas as we discovered that our favourite time to read books at home was at bedtime. As we work closely with our parents, we decided to invite them in to read with their children. Reading with your child is such a precious activity which can sometimes feel rushed so we decided to dedicate time to value books and celebrate the beauty of texts.

Following a quiet reading session, our families joined myself (Miss Rainford) in a shared reading session. The aim of the session was to give parents support in conducting a successful and memorable reading session at home. All parents were given a bookmark filled with possible questions that they could pose to their children before reading a text, whilst the text is being read and afterwards. 

Once our families had gone home, we had a visit from a REAL author. Grant Koper visited EYFS and KS1 to read his famous book, 'The Day Granny's Knickers Blew Away'. Our children thoroughly enjoyed this experience and following this it gave the children the chance to have a think about what they would write their own stories about. We discussed the structure of stories and plots that would excite children.


I would like to thank all of the parents/carers that attended our reading session and I do hope you found it helpful.

Pancake Day 2019

The Runaway Pancake- Pancake Day 2019

In the images above you will see the children using environmentally friendly dough to create 'pancake faces'. In class we have been reading The Runaway Pancake and we discovered that the pancake came to life! The children instantly made links with the gingerbread man which we studied earlier in the year. Our children spent the afternoon in our woodland area finding woodland objects to create their faces. This activity provided a great opportunity to develop vocabulary based on their environment/natural world, discuss seasonal changes and o hold conversations about how important it is to show care and concern for living things and the environment. They were very proud of their creations and we hope you are too.
Below you will find our Medium Term Planning for Spring 2. I have based the following weeks on the children's interests (Pirates and Mermaids), seasonal changes and events.

Spring 2 Medium Term Plan

Writing in Marigold Nursery

We love Winter!

When it is icy we don't let it stop us from exploring our outdoor environment! The children were so excited to explore the magic of ice this January! Many learning opportunities came from this. The children observed changes over time in relation to the melting of ice once it touched their warm hands. They developed their vocabulary as they walked on the crunching grass. One little girl even used the word 'translucent' as she held the ice in the air. The children questioned where the ice came from and discussed significant events from their past where they had experienced snow or ice.

In the images above you will see the many exciting learning opportunities had by our children whilst learning about the well known fairy-tale The Gingerbread Man.

- Using shapes appropriately to create the known features of a gingerbread man.

- Developing fine motor skills and understanding of number by using tweezers to pick up raisins and positioning them as buttons for the gingerbread man. They had to pick up the correct amount of raisins based on a numeral provided.

- Ordering of numbers on a washing line.

- Using ingredients to make salt dough gingerbread men and finally decorating them appropriately.

- Discovering the effects of various liquids on the gingerbread man (vinegar, orange juice, water and oil).

- Biscuit tasting to develop their data handling.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

To begin our Spring Term we looked at the fairy-tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears! In the pictures above you will see the children developing their expressive arts and design skills in which they used various media and materials to create a bear mask. They were encouraged to feel and describe the texture of fur and use suitable equipment to create the 'fur effect'. The children were given a selection of colours to choose from and used positional language to construct their fury faces.

You will also see the children using our woodland area to complete tree rubbings and build on their understanding of the world. We felt and described the trunk of the trees and the children talked about how they could use the resources given to them to create their bear drawings.

In a further image you will see our children developing in reading as they learnt a little bit about the structure of stories. The children were given images from the text to order on a story map. Using Pie Corbett's 'Talk for Writing', the children used actions to retell the story and physically walked along the story map as they recalled each stage of the story.

To develop in the area of shape, space and measure, the children were asked to categorise images according to their size and based on their understanding of the text. They were asked to position each item under the correct character from the story and discuss whether the item was large, medium-sized or small and why this item would be appropriate for each character.

Finally, the children were given the chance to taste porridge and mark make in porridge oats. The children chose what flavours they would like to add to their porridge and discussed how porridge is a healthy breakfast choice if our toppings are appropriate.



Below you will find a planning overview for Spring 1 and our new topic letter for this half term!

Happy reading :)

Our Christmas Craft Morning in Action!

A massive thanks you to our lovely families who attended our craft morning! The children thoroughly enjoyed learning and creating with you all. The poems, reindeer food, tree decorations and biscuits turned out fabulously and I'm they will be something that you keep for many years!

We're all set up for our Christmas Craft Morning!

The Jolly Christmas Postman

This week we read The Jolly Christmas Postman. The children loved discovering what each envelope contained that was delivered to each recipient and took the time to ponder over each image within the book to find each fairytale character. The children were asked who they would like to send letters to and funnily enough, their answer was SANTA!!!

The children wrote their own letters to Santa by drawing what was on their wish list and all signed off their letter with their name. We then decided to post our letters to the North Pole and wave them goodbye. We hope our letters reach Santa in time for Christmas Eve!

The Snowman- Outdoor learning

We have been learning all about The Snowman written by Raymond Briggs in the past couple of weeks. We learnt about the effect of heat on ice which gave us many opportunities to develop our language and learn about cause and effect moments. The children used masks and puppets to role play the story and created story mountains using images from the text. Our environment was based on the text which included; using tweezers to pinch and place cotton wool buds in bottles to create snowmen, plenty of creative resources to build a snowman, an ice cave with many wintery stories and many writing opportunities such as writing Christmas cards and following pencil control paths.


In the images above, you will see the children creating houses for the Snowman to live in within our woodland area. They decided that larger twigs would be the most appropriate and that leaves could be used as a roof. One of our children recalled an event from the text in which the snowmen danced with each other so we decided to join them in the fun!

Remembrance Day

In Marigold Nursery, many children noticed that members of staff were wearing poppies therefore they questioned the meaning behind them. As this was a keen interest, the children took part in a week's worth of learning based on Armistice Day. The children learnt about the many roles within the armed forces and showed care and concern for those who were injured and their families. The children gathered many new pieces of vocabulary and by the end of the week, after accessing a selection of focused activities related to Remembrance, were able to talk about their new knowledge.

The poppies we have created encouraged the children to use mark making tools effectively and opened up discussions about size and colour. We are very proud of our poppy wreath!

Bonfire Night

Bonfire night is always an exciting time of year for our children! The children couldn't wait to talk about their experiences so we decided to embrace their interests and plan a variety of activities that our children would not only enjoy, but develop from.

The week started with the children listening to stories and watching animations about Guy Fawkes.

Following this, the children learnt about fire safety and were given the opportunity to express their feelings and emotions towards the night. We learnt many rhymes to develop vocabulary and our P.E. lesson allowed our children to move their bodies based on video clips they had seen of firework displays.

The children created beautiful firework paintings which encouraged them to draw shapes and develop their fine motor skills. Also, the children had access to a glitter tray where they could make their own markings to represent fireworks.

To develop mathematically, the children were given various shapes in order to create rockets that could zoom to the sky and explode!

Overall, the week was engaging and exciting and we can't wait to do it all over again next year!

Dates for Diary November - January

Our Halloween Party / Craft Morning 2018!

On Wednesday 31st October our fabulous children dressed up in their scary Halloween costumes and took part in a selection of traditional Halloween activities such as duck apple, pin the wart on the witch and pumpkin carving. They also created a weaved spider web, sparkly witch wands and blow monsters. It was such a special day which I'm sure our children will cherish!

Autumn 1- Medium Term Plan

Owl Babies Woodland Walk

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Staying Healthy with Nurse Helen- Monday 17th September 2018

Meet the Teacher 

All parents are welcome to attend Nursery on Tuesday 25th September at 2:00pm for a meeting with the class teacher to discuss our curriculum and events.

Following the meeting you are welcome to take your child home.

We look forward to seeing you then smiley

Macmillan Coffee Morning- Wednesday 26th September 2018 at 11:00am

Our Curriculum

Children develop quickly in the early years, and we aim to do all we can to help your child have the best possible start in life. Children have a right, to provision which enables them to develop their personalities, talents and abilities irrespective of ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, learning difficulties, disabilities or gender. In our school we use ‘Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage’ to support us in our planning to implement our curriculum. If you would like more information please visit the following website.


Have you met Marigold Bear?

Marigold is a new addition to our Nursery! Each week a child who has tried really hard to display our school values (Excellence, Friendship, Respect) will be chosen to take Marigold Bear home. The children are really excited to take Marigold on some adventures and to share everything they get up to with their class. 

Home Learning

We have a display board in our Nursery which will be used to keep you informed about what we’re learning each week. There is an additional ‘Home Learning’ board which will be used to display any activities you have carried out at home with your child or any observations you have made of significant milestones e.g. joining in with rhyme or story plots, giving meaning to marks they make as they draw or write, using number names correctly etc.

We urge you to keep us as informed as possible about the development of your child at home and believe that by working as partnership we can achieve great things!