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 Ianthe

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 No One

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

 

Trying to speed up the inevitable

As the waiting game of late pregnancy continues, this mum considers a few things that might hurry things up a little.

One month later: where is William Tyrell?

It has been a little over a month since William Tyrell disappeared from his grandmother's home, 33 long sleepless nights for his family as they mourn the absence of their cheeky young boy.

Winter's child less likely to be moody: study

Babies born in the summer are much more likely to suffer from mood swings when they grow up, while those born in the winter are less likely to become irritable adults, scientists claim.

Single mum of two creates award-winning baby app

Suddenly single with a baby and an 11-year-old son, Tara O?Connell developed an app to improve the lives of mothers who were similarly overwhelmed.

Food for thought: looking after yourself as a new mum

As soon as your baby enters the world, everything else takes a back seat - even the necessities of daily life such as eating are severely compromised, right when you need energy the most.

'Grabbable guts' campaign aims to cut toxic fat

The Live Lighter campaign will take people inside the human body to show the internal dangers of being overweight.

The best and worst month of my life

A new mum's first month of motherhood didn't pan out as expected when she lost a family member weeks after her baby's birth.

Facebook and Apple offer to pay female staff to freeze their eggs

Facebook and Apple are hoping to provide women with the freedom to build their careers without the added pressure of having children at or by a certain age.

How a pregnancy contract could work for you and your partner

The idea of making a 'pregnancy contract' with your partner may sound a bit silly at first, but it can help make the transition to parenthood a lot smoother.

Finding a mum-friendly personal trainer

Burping babies vs burpees – yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - once you find the right match for you and your lifestyle.

Ambulance service under fire: baby seats to go, response times 'worse than ever'

The NSW Ambulance Service is removing child-safety seats from ambulances, while the Victorian service is facing criticism over lengthy response times following the death of a three-year-old.

Alleged baby snatch incident a ?misunderstanding?, say police

Police say that an incident in which a man pulled on a woman?s pram while walking a popular Sydney route late last month was a misunderstanding.

Ebola killed my aunt and is shutting down my country

Three weeks ago, my auntie, a midwife, developed a fever. Sitting here in Sydney basked in Australian sunshine, that shouldn't be big news.

The night my ovary burst

One mum shares her frightening experience and vows to never take her health for granted again.

Is e-reading to your toddler story time or just screen time?

When reading increasingly means swiping pages on a device, and we're advised to read to their children early and often, should parents be turning to e-readers for storytime?

Community mourns inspiring young dad

A young dad who fought a five-year battle with cancer has been remembered for his inspiring legacy at a funeral service attended by hundreds of family and friends this week.

Meningococcal kills Queensland toddler

Public health authorities say the death of a toddler in north Queensland from meningococcal disease highlights the danger the illness poses.

Nicole Kidman: 'I hope every month that I'm pregnant'

Nicole Kidman is hoping to add to her family, but says she's doubtful it will happen.

Recall: Aldi Wooden London Bus play set

Aldi has announced a recall of their popular Wooden London Bus play set.

Great gift ideas for first birthdays

From soft toys to balance bikes, here are some great ideas for first birthday gifts.

Mum learnt she was pregnant hours before giving birth

Kim Walsh arrived at the doctor with abdominal cramps. Hours later, she was cradling the baby experts told her she could never have.

How cancer has made me a better, happier person

I'm a far better person post-cancer than I ever was before. The goal now is to stay around long enough to find out who I can become, and what I can achieve.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

Warnings over child pain relief doses

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has warned parents and carers over a "confusing" pain relief dosage system.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
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.