Jump to content

How old is a Year 2 kid?


  • Please log in to reply
65 replies to this topic

#1 Expelliarmus

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:10 PM

Bear with.

Having a MAJOR brain blank moment as I should know this but the end of the holidays has GOTTEN TO ME.

How old is your kid going into Year 2?!?!? (And if you have a Year 3 kid tell me that too ...)



#2 ~strawberry~

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

DD will be 7 at the start of grade 2, turning 8 later in the year of grade 2. Most of her friends will turn 8 some time that year.

#3 Dionysus

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

DN is heading into Yr 1 and he is 6.5, (his birthday is in May)

So...7ish in year 2

#4 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

7 - 8 years old, depending on when your school started mid year cutoffs

#5 AnotherFeral

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

Six or seven, assuming they start FYOS at four or five. I would think more than half would be seven at the start of year 2.

#6 boofloo

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

Depends on what state you are in to a certain extent  original.gif   In ACT to be in year 2 you should turn 7 by 30th April that year - so most of the students in my year 2 class this year will be 7 (or nearly 7) when school starts, with the occassional 8 year old (who was 'held back' from starting school, repeated a year etc).

#7 strawberry blondes

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:15 PM

DD is 6 going into year 2

#8 Milly Molly Mandy

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

DS1 was 6 going into year 2, DS2 is 7


#9 Guest_LeChatNinjah_*

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

DD is 7 and 4 months starting year 2

#10 Expelliarmus

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

There is no mid year cut off it's SA and they are still on rolling intakes.

They could be ANY AGE!!!!

DS is 9 going into Year 4, so he was 8 going into Year 3 ...

It would be safe to say most of the Year 2s will be 7 turning 8 and most of the Year 3s will be 8 turning 9 ... I think!

*this just proves that maths shouldn't be done at the end of the day!*

#11 libbylu

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

In Vic at this moment they will be aged between 6 yrs and 9 months and 8 years and 2 months, with the majority being aged 7.



#12 MARsmum

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

My DD1 is starting Year 2 this year and is 7 and 4 months.  She will turn 8 in September.

#13 EssentialBludger

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:19 PM

DD is going into year 3, she turned 8 in December.

In WA, Year 2's would be July 1 2005 - June 30 2006. Year 3's would be July 1 2004 - June 30 2005.

I think you're in SA though, so probably not relevant.

#14 Chelli

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

My DD turns 9 this year and is in grade 3. The cutoff for us is 31 December, so she is one of the youngest in the class as she is 9 in December.

#15 Fr0g

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

SA: my DD is 7, turning 8 in July.

#16 Expelliarmus

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

So on my handy dandy back to school colour glyph I can put two categories of 7 or younger and 8 or older and that would be right.

Thank you for being the other adult(s) in the room! DH not being here sucks eggs sometimes.

*craves an adult conversation*

#17 FeralZombieMum

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:23 PM

In Victoria:

Year 2: Children would have started turning 7 from May last year. The younger kids are still to turn 7 - the very youngest might turn 7 at the end of April.
Some kids might already be 8 or turning 8 in the next 4 months - they've either repeated a year level, or were delayed a year with starting school.

Year 3: Just add 1 to my above examples. Tounge1.gif


#18 FeralZombieMum

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:25 PM

QUOTE (howdo @ 23/01/2013, 09:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So on my handy dandy back to school colour glyph I can put two categories of 7 or younger and 8 or older and that would be right.

Is this is to cover both Yr 2 and Yr 3?

If it was only used for Yr 2 - then there would only be a handful of kids 8 or older - or there might be no kids that are 8.

#19 Expelliarmus

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:27 PM

It's to cover both original.gif There will definitely be 8yos original.gif

#20 QueenIanthe

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:31 PM

Freya is going into Year 3 (her fourth year of school in NSW) and is 8.

#21 ingrid74

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

My daughter must be on the younger side then. She is will be 6.5 years old when she starts year 2 and won't turn 7 until term 2

#22 Freddie'sMum

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:33 PM

DD#1 - is starting Year 2 this year (NSW).  She is 7 years old - and will turn 8 in May this year.

I think most of her class are 7 years old - but there are a couple of 6 year old kids too.



#23 HighlandPinky

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:34 PM

DS1 is going into year 3 this year, he is 8.5, turning 9 in June.

DS2 is going into year 2 this year, he is 7.5, turning 8 in June biggrin.gif

#24 rjflc69

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

QLD

DD1 was 7 turning 8 in February when she started Grade 3
DS2 is 6 turning 7 in February going in to Grade 2

Fiona




#25 Heffalump

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:42 PM

7 - DD is going into year 2 in NSW.  Some of her friends will be 8, and a couple will be on the verge of turning 7.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 
  • ek-winter-sewing-1thumb

    Winter stitch and knit craft for kids

    With the cooler weather upon us, here is a collection of easy winter inspired cut, sew, knit crafts that you can do with the kids. There are glove monsters, no-sew scarfs, and sock snowmen. Winter is a great time to get crafting.

  • ek-mentone-girls-thumb-purple

    All about girls

    Advice to help you navigate some of the most difficult parenting issues. Including how to talk to your child about body image, set screen time limits and help them build resilience

  • ek-sportbooks-athumb

    Best books for sporty kids

    Need some inspiration for your sporty kid 's downtime? Here is a handful of good reads for young sporting enthusiasts.

  • 320x214 GF survey

    Tell us what you think

    to WIN 1 of 2 $500 Coles/Myer gift cards

  • ek-pullapart-zthumb

    Amazing pull-apart bread recipes

    From savoury to sweet, here we have gathered a range of amazing pull-apart bread recipes for you to make - in the mean time try to avoid licking the screen!

  • Things only kids growing up in the 90s would understand

    Did you grow up in the 90s? Here are 50 classic memories from your childhood that will take you back.

  • harry320

    10 actors who were almost cast in the Harry Potter series

    Casting for the Harry Potter series couldn't have been an easy job. While we think everything turned out the way it should, here's ten actors that almost made it into the movies.

  • wonka320

    When they were famous

    Ever wonder what happened to the child stars that entertained us all those years ago? From Mary Poppins to Jerry Maguire, take a look at when they were famous and learn what they're doing now.

  • ek-fidgettoys-1athubm

    Fidgets or Fidget Toys for ASD, ADHD and Sensory Disorders

    Fidgets and other sensory hand held toys are a great way to encourage attention and concentration. We all love to rock on a chair and click our pens or chew gum to stay alert and attentive, so why not let children have functional and socially acceptable fidgets too, to help them learn and keep them focused on learning.

  • ek-80sboys-1thumb3

    Boys growing up in the 80s

    Flashback time! Here are a handful of totally retro memories for boys (and a few for girls) who grew up in the 1980's in Australia.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Advertisement
 
 
 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.