Fifth grade (called Grade 5 in some regions) is a year of education in the United States and many other nations. The fifth grade is the fifth school year after kindergarten. Students are usually 10 – 11 years old. Depending on the school district in certain parts of the United States, it is the last year of elementary school or in some parts of the United States, fifth grade is the first year of middle school.

Throughout Brazil, the ages for elementary school were recently raised from 8 to 9 years, and the minimum age required for the fifth grade was changed from 9 to 10 years old. In England and Wales it is called "Year 6" and the pupils are usually 10 to 11 years old.
In England and Wales, this is the last year of Primary education before students go on to Secondary School. Often it is the eighth year of school; the years being called "Nursery", "Reception", "Year 1", "Year 2", "Year 3", "Year 4", "Year 5" and "Year 6". Sometimes Nursery children (3 - 4 years old) will only attend school for half a-day.
In Northern Ireland and Scotland Primary education ends in Primary 7, the same time as England's Year 6.
In New Zealand, this level of class is called Standard 4 or Year 6. Children generally start this level between the ages of nine and ten. However in NZ most primary schools continue to teach Forms 1 and 2 or Years 7 and 8, with children continuing straight to High school at Form 3 or Year 9. Intermediate schools, teaching forms 1 through 4 or Years 7 through 10 are the exception rather than the rule. Especially in Rural areas where Area Schools can be found teaching all classes from New Entrants to Form 7 or Year 1 to year 13.
In Barbados at 10 to 11 years , students will take a placement examination to determine which secondary school they would attend. Forms 1-3 are called lower secondary school, with ages ranging from 11 to 14 years old. The students do basic subjects.


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