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First grade (called Grade 1 in the metric system nations) is a year of primary education in schools in the United States, Canada and some other countries. It is the first school year after kindergarten. Students are usually 6 to 7 years old.

In mathematics students may learn about addition and subtraction of natural numbers, and about measurement. Basic geometry and graphing may be introduced. Clock and calendar time and money may also be in the curriculum.

In language first graders are taught the fundamentals of literacy, including reading sentences, writing very simple statements and mastery of the alphabet, building on what the students have learned in kindergarten or other forms of pre-school (although because first grade is the first compulsory level of education in many U.S. states, the level of literacy in incoming students can vary widely).

Students are also typically introduced to the concept of social studies with an emphasis on establishing the idea of history, both personal and in a larger sense; often the very basics of American history and patriotism are taught, with a focus on the founding fathers and the time period surrounding the American Revolution.

In Ireland, the equivalent is known as Junior Infants (for 4-5 year olds) which is the first year of Primary School.

In England the first year of school is called Reception, and the pupils are 4 to 5 years old.[1]

Scottish and Welsh pupils usually enter the corresponding stage one year younger.

In Northern Ireland they are two years younger.

In Brazil the minimum age for the first grade was changed from five to six years old.

In New Zealand students start first grade the day they turn six years old.

Preceded by
Kindergarten
First grade
age 6 & 7
Succeeded by
Second grade

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