ToyntonAll Saints Primary School


Welcome toToyntonAll Saints Primary School

Little Acorns

Welcome to Little Acorns Nursery


Our environment offers play-based activities and experiences, providing

excitement and challenge appropriate to children from 3 years+ across

the breadth of the Foundation Stage Curriculum. 


We use Tapestry (a secure online learning journal) to record photos,

observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum,

which build up a record of your child's experiences during their time with us.

We would really appreciate it if you could also upload your own 

observations, photos and videos to enable us to create an even

greater picture of your child's development.


Our EYFS Lead is Miss Gray.


Our Lead Key Worker is Mrs Rymer.

Our Key Worker is Miss Hodgson.


In our class we have 15 children.


We love learning through play, our fabulous classroom and being outside especially in Wild at Heart.


Topics covered in Little Acorns:



Autumn term

Spring term

Summer term

The 6Rs







Core Expectations

To be gentle, to be kind and helpful,  to work hard,  to look after property, to listen to people and to be honest.


Marvellous Me



Under the Sea

Once Upon a Time….

It’s a Bug’s Life

Enhanced Role Play


Home corner

Arctic Small World

Superhero Cave


Goldilocks /Three Little Pigs House

Pond/Woodland area

Enhancements for learning


Parent’s ‘stay and play’ session

Baking bread - Harvest

Halloween Disco


Nativity Production

Santa - visiting

Chinese New Year


Police/Nurse visit

Visit to Skegness Aquarium

Easter Egg Hunt

In Wild at Heart

Teddy Bear’s Picnic in Wild at Heart

Woodland Walk Snipe Dales

Whole School Fun Day

Prime Area of Learning

Communication and Language

Listening and attention




Focus/maintain attention.

Interested in playing with sounds, songs and rhymes.             

Understands ‘who, what, or where’ in simple questions.

Responds to simple instructions, the instructions involving two-parts.

Share feelings, thoughts and experiences.

Use an increasing breadth of vocabulary.

Introduce and storyline or narrative into their play.

Prime Area of Learning

Physical Development Moving and Handling

Health and Self-Care


Fine-motor skills… holding and using jugs to pour, hammer, books and mark making tools.

Gross-motor skills… variety of confident movements, space negotiation, speed and coordination.

Use simple tools to effect changes to materials.

Independent in self-care.

Independent dressing, pulls up own trousers, tights etc.

Understanding of some safety measures when starting or transporting equipment.

Prime Area of Learning

Personal, Social, Emotional Development

Making Relationships

Listening and Attention

Self-Confidence &           Self-Awareness

Managing feeling and Behaviour

Interested in others’ play and starting to join in (sometimes with support).

Demonstrates friendly behaviour.

Beginning to share and turn take.

Friendly behaviour forming good relationships with peers and adults.

Separates from main carer with support from familiar adult.

Confidence in new classroom/lunchtime environment.

Enjoying responsibility and independence.

Talk about self and their abilities in positive terms.

Shows understanding and cooperates with some boundaries and routines.

Beginning to accept the needs of others.

Beginning to negotiate and solve problems without aggression.

Specific Area of Learning




Beginning to recognise own name.

Repeat words or phrases from familiar, stories, rhymes and songs.

Look at books independently.

Knows that information can be retrieved from books and computers.

Distinguishes between the different marks that they make.

Sometimes give meaning to the marks that they draw and paint.

Writes own name or simple caption.

Specific Area of Learning



Shape, Space and Measure

Recites some number names in sequence.

Recognises numerals 1- 5.

Sometimes matches numeral and quantity correctly.

Count objects 10 and then beyond.

Notices simple shapes and patterns.

Uses positional language.

Selects particular named 2D shape.

Specific Area of Learning

Understanding the World

People and Communities

The World



Imitates everyday actions and events from own family or cultural backgrounds in pretend play.

Recognises special times and events.

Joining in with family customs and routines.

Small-World models such as a farm, garage, train track or zoo.

Observe and talk about plants, animals, natural and found objects.

Looks closely at differences, patterns, change and similarities.

Acquires basic turning on and operating of some ICT equipment.

Knows that information can be retrieved from computers.

Completes a simple ICT programme.

Specific Area of Learning

Expressive Arts and Design

Exploring and using Media and Materials

Being Imaginative

Creates sounds banging, shaking, tapping and blowing.

Describes the texture of things.

Manipulates material to achieve a planned effect.

Make believe by pretending.

Resources to support role-play.

Creates simple representations of objects, people or event.

Building our own Superhero using items found around the classroom.

Exploring 'Forest School'.

Topical Fine Motor Skill activities.


Firework artwork, our own twirly sparklers and keeping warm next to the Little Acorns bonfire.