- Show the children a calendar or write the months of the year on the board. Elicit the four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Encourage the children to say which season you are talking about, eg It’s hot and sunny. Summer! It’s cold and snowing. Winter! I’m wearing trousers, socks, shoes, a shirt and a jumper. Autumn/spring. Continue with more examples or get the children to continue in small groups.
Completing Plants: Seasons and trees Worksheet
- Create interest by drawing a tree on the board next to the four seasons. Ask questions in L1 or L2 to elicit how trees change from one season to the next, eg Have trees got green leaves in the winter? No. Have trees got green leaves in the summer? Yes. When have trees got brown leaves? In the autumn. And flowers? In the spring. What fruit do you eat in the summer? Peaches, plums and cherries. Do you eat peaches in the winter? No.
- You could draw a table on the board with the children’s ideas such as -
Spring: Trees have got flowers Summer: We eat peaches, cherries, plumsAutumn: Trees have got brown leaves Winter: We don’t eat peaches
- Ask the children to read the information in Activity 1 and complete the words. They can work in pairs and discus their answers in L1 or L2.
Answers: sunny; flowers; hot; green; fruit; Trees; brown; cold; leaves
– Ask the children to draw a table like the one on the board in their notebooks with the key words for each season, eg Spring: warm / sunny / flowers Summer: hot / sunny / green leaves / fruit Autumn: cool / brown leaves / pears and apples Winter: cold / rains / snows / no leaves – The children use their notes to talk about the four seasons in pairs.
- Find out how many children like cherries. Draw a cherry tree on the board or enlarge the pictures on the worksheet. Go through the different stages asking the children some questions in L1 or L2, eg, Do you eat cherries in the winter? No, we eat cherries in the summer. When have cherry trees got flowers? In the spring. When have they got brown leaves? In the autumn. When haven’t they got any leaves? In the winter.
- The children describe the pictures in Activity 2 and guess what season it is. Say What season is picture a? Summer? Winter? What season is picture b?etc.
- Ask the children to write the seasons next to the letters.
- Check answers.
- Ask the children to match the sentences to the pictures.
- Check answers.
Answers: a-spring; b-autumn; c-winter; d-summer; 1-c; 2-d; 3-b; 4-a
1 The children draw their own trees showing the changes between seasons. Put the following on the board to help them label their drawings.
2 Speaking. Guess the season.