The Learning Areas describe the span of development, knowledge, skills and dispositions that are associated with learning from Birth to Year 12. They describe the established and emerging bodies of knowledge as well as ways of knowing and doing and have been enriched by making the key elements of learning explicit. They encompass the breadth of learning through being interwoven with with the Essential Learnings, Equity Cross-curriculum Perspectives and Enterprise and Vocational Education. From Birth to Age 5 the Learning Areas reflect the integrated nature of young children’s development. From Reception to Year 12 they are organised around 8 nationally agreed bodies of knowledge.