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The Seasons

This quiz addresses part of the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2 in Geography. Specifically it looks at the seasons and how they differ around the world. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

In summer, days are longer and nights are shorter. In winter it is the other way round. Summer and winter differ from one another. This quiz is all about the seasons. It also looks at how the seasons change around the world. In the UK and in a country like New Zealand, moving from summer to winter is very important. Plants grow more in summer, and it can be dark going to school in the winter.

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When it's summer here is it summer everywhere else? How do the seasons differ around the world?

  1. When it is summer in the UK, what season is it in Australia?
    Australia and New Zealand are in the southern hemisphere
  2. In what season do most birds build nests?
    Birds are very busy building nests in the spring
  3. If it is very cold in winter, what might we have?
    What do you do when it snows?
  4. Many trees lose their leaves in October and November. What season is this?
    Lots of leaves on trees go a lovely golden colour in the autumn
  5. In the British Isles, when are the nights shortest?
    The days are longest and the nights shortest in the summer
  6. When is the Sun lowest in the sky in the middle of the day?
    That’s why the nights are very long in the winter
  7. When it is winter here in the British Isles, what season is it in South Africa?
    South Africa is in the southern hemisphere
  8. Which is the coolest season?
    It is often frosty and cold in winter
  9. Sam is looking forward to the long school holiday. When is the longest school holiday of the year?
    What do you do in the summer holidays?
  10. Which season has the longest nights?
    It can be very dark in the morning and in the late afternoon in the winter

Author: David Bland

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