Introduction to seasons, day and night

Home learning focus

Learn about the seasons, the weather associated with them and day length.

This lesson includes:

  • two videos to help children observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies

  • three practise activities to reinforce learning

Learn

In this animation Seymour and Gabby take a look at seasons.

In this animation Seymour and Rosie take a look at why we have day and night.

Seasons

Here is a list of the seasons, the months they occur and typical weather.

Spring – March, April and May. The weather in spring can be sunny, rainy and windy.

Summer – June, July, and August. The weather in summer can be dryer, sunny and warmer.

Autumn – September, October and November. The weather in autumn can be rainy, windy and colder.

Winter – December, January and February. The weather in winter can be wetter, colder, frosty and snowy.

Day and night The Earth is lit up by the sun, which is a star. The Earth spins on an invisible line called ‘an axis’. Half of the Earth is always facing the Sun, meaning it is lit up. The other half is in darkness until the planet spins around. That’s why we have day and night!

During the spring and summer months the days get longer and the nights get shorter, while in the autumn and winter months the days get shorter and the nights get longer.

Practise

There are lots of fun ways to practise what you know about seasons and day and night.

Activity 1

Sort the objects

Using this activity, can your children sort the seasons into the correct order?

Activity 2

Quiz

Try our quiz about day and night:

Activity 3

Download this colouring activity from Twinkl

Draw the weather

There's more to learn

Have a look at these other resources around the BBC and the web.

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