Begins on the shortest day of the year. In the north this is on 21 December. Plants and trees stop growing. Some animals, like bats and bears, find places to hide and sleep. This is called hibernation. In winter the days are short and it is generally cold and often wet, sometimes it snows. We celebrate Christmas in the winter.
In summer the days are long and the weather’s usually warm and sometimes even hot. We usually go on holiday in the summer.
In spring the days grow longer, the weather is warmer but it often rains and can get very windy. We celebrate Easter in the spring.
In autumn the days get shorter, it gets colder and the leaves fall from the trees. We celebrate Halloween in autumn.