Second grade

Second grade (also called grade two, corresponding to Year 3 in the UK) is a year of primary education in Canada and the US. Second grade is the second grade of primary school. Children are usually aged 7–8 in this grade level.

United StatesEdit

In math, students work with multi-digit addition and subtraction with and without regrouping, AM and PM, fractions, rounding, and measurement. Usually multiplication and division are introduced toward the end of the school year.

In language arts, students work with regular and irregular verbs, plurals, homophones, compound words, and comparative and superlative.

Science includes basic physics like simple machines, magnets, and heat. Students learn about anatomy like the heart and the digestive system.

Social studies class include the presidents, the states and capitals, the Civil War and geography.

Australia equivalentEdit

In Australia, this level of class is called Year 2. Children generally start this level between the ages of seven and eight.

Brazil equivalentEdit

In Brazil, the minimum age required to enter second grade is 7 years (84 months).

Cameroon equivalentEdit

In Cameroon, there are two sub-educational systems, one based on French education taught in French and the other one based on British educational systems taught in English. So, in Cameroon this grade will correspond to "Class Two", for the English sub-educational system. That correspond to the second year for the kids in primary, however, most of them have spent 2 to 3 years in nursery school. In the French speaking school, this will correspond to the "Cours preparatoire (CP)".

France equivalentEdit

In France, it would correspond to CE1 (Cours Élémentaire 1), which is the second year of elementary school where children are 7–8 years old. Primary school is during 5 years. CP: Cours préparatoire, CE1, CE2, CM1 and CM2 (cours moyen).

India equivalentEdit

In India, children enter Class 2 or 3 at ages 7 to 8.[1]

Italy equivalentEdit

In Italy, it corresponds to second class of primary school (seconda classe della scuola primaria)

Germany equivalentEdit

In Germany, this would be comparable to second class (2.Klasse)

Greece equivalentEdit

In Greece, the second school year of primary education school is referred to as Second Grade of Primary (Deftera Dimotikou).

New Zealand equivalentEdit

In New Zealand, this level of class is called Year 3. Children generally start this level between the ages of seven and eight.

Peru equivalentEdit

In Peru, this is also known as second grade (Segundo Grado), and pupils are between 7–8 years old.

Portugal equivalentEdit

In Portugal, the second grade (segundo ano, 2º ano) is the second of the four-year 1º Ciclo do Ensino Básico that also includes the first grade, the third grade and the fourth grade.[2]

Republic of Ireland equivalentEdit

In The Republic of Ireland, the equivalent is known as Second Class (usually for 7–8 year olds) which is year 4 of Primary School. It is traditionally the year that is dedicated to preparing for the child's "First Holy Communion", however, as Ireland becomes increasingly multicultural, more and more schools are opting to prepare for the sacrement outside of school hours – at weekends or after school.

United Kingdom equivalentsEdit

The British education system differs slightly between the four individual countries of the United Kingdom.

In England, the second year of school is called year 1, and the pupils are 5 to 6 years old. So second grade is the equivalent to Year 3 in England and Wales[3]

At the same age, Scottish and Welsh pupils are in their third year of compulsory education and in their fourth year in Northern Ireland.

In popular cultureEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Primary education#India
  2. ^ "Ensino Básico e Secundário". (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2012-10-15.
  3. ^ The national curriculum – GOV.UK
  4. ^ "Sune börjar tvåan". Stockholm City Library. 1985. Archived from the original on 9 April 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
Preceded by
First grade
Second grade
age 7–8
Succeeded by
Third grade