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Gravenhurst Academy

Early Years & Foundation Stages Curriculum

Early Years Foundation Stage

Our Early Years Foundation Stage consists of seven areas of learning. Three of these areas are the prime areas of learning.

Three areas of prime learning:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Four specific areas of learning:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Our teachers provide an exciting environment (indoors and outdoors) where children can engage in both child-initiated activities and teacher-led activities in order to develop their learning in these seven areas. We use the Development Matters Framework to help us plan for and assess these activities.

If you have any further questions regarding the curriculum at Gravenhurst Academy, please contact the school office on