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29-6-20                   Seasons

Every year our planet experiences four seasons: autumn, winter, spring and summer.

What is your favourite season?

Watch the clip below.

Seasons, weather and clothes

Draw 4 pictures of yourself and the clothes you would wear for each of the seasons.

(Or make a paper doll and clothes to dress it in for each of the seasons)

Think about the type of weather that you would have in each of the seasons.

Label the pictures with the name of the season it represents. 

There are differences in the weather, length of day light available and plant life during the seasons. Typically:

  • In autumn the amount of time it is light becomes less, the leaves start to change colour and fall off the trees. 
  • In winter we have colder weather, sometimes snow and frost, the trees have no leaves and the amount of time it is light during the day is at its shortest. 
  • In spring the weather usually turns warmer, trees begin to grow their leaves, plants start to flower and young animals such as chicks and lambs are born. 
  • In summer the weather is usually warm, trees have full green leaves and the amount of time it is light for, during the day, is longer. 


A look at what happens to different landscapes through the four seasons:

Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring.

Time Lapse of the Changing Seasons | BBC Teach

Why are there different seasons?

As Earth moves around the Sun it spins in a slightly tilted position. This tilt is what causes our seasons because through the year different parts of the planet are closer to or further away from the Sun's light. More or less sunlight and heat impact on the length of each day and the average daily temperature in different seasons, as well as the amount of rainfall. Watch the clip below.

The Seasons and Hemispheres | LEARNING WITH SARAH | Educational videos for Kids

Some activities to try:

  • Watch the weather forecast with someone and discuss the weather.
  • Talk about the seasons as they occur during the year, pointing out key signs such as autumn leaves, cold weather in winter, new life in spring and warm weather in summer.
  • Cut pictures out of holiday brochures, catalogues or old cards and sort into summer and winter scenes.
  • Point out the short days in winter and long evenings in summer.
  • Collect  leaves and create a collage of a season.
  • Go for a woodland walk. What signs do you see to give you a clue to the name of the season. 
  • Be a weather presenter for the evening and act out the weather forecast.
  • Observe the weather over a week and record the weather in a table, drawing or painting pictures to go with it.
  • Make a rain collector and measure the amount of rain over a period of time.
  • Make ice cubes and construct a winter wonderland in miniature.
  • Use twigs and cotton wool to make a 3D winter sculpture.
  • Listen to The Four Seasons violin concerto by Vivaldi and discuss the different sounds. How does the music represent the different seasons?

22-6-20                  Settlements

Learn about different types of settlements - cities, towns and villages.

16-6-20         Introduction to Antarctica

Learn about Antarctica and where to find it on our planet.

Read about the Amazing Antarctica and then answer the questions.

Read or download sheets below.

Could you make a fact file about Antarctica animals?

9-6-20      Introduction to North America - San Francisco

Learn about the city of San Francisco and the wider continent of North America.

1-6-20       Introduction to South America

Learn about the exciting city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, including the major sights,

some traditions and the Rio carnival.

18-5-20          Introduction to Australia

Learn about Australia including the Northern Territory, the Great Barrier Reef and the wider continent of Oceania. Oceania is a continent which is made up of Australia,

New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and many other smaller islands.

12-5-20            Introduction to Asia

Try these mapping activities:


  • Colour and label China on the world map
  • Label the map of China using the word bank for support.
  • Add colour to the map by creating your own key.

4-5-20             Introduction to Africa

Read all about Africa's landmarks and animals.

Have a go at answering the questions and see how much you have learnt.

27-4-20       Introduction to Europe - France

20-4-20     Learn about the four countries of the UK 

                      and their capital cities.