You’ve probably noticed the leaves changing colour and falling from the trees, and the days getting shorter. Has it been raining more? Here in Manchester we’ve had a lot of drizzle. There are also conkers on the ground, and children collecting them for fights! Have you seen any pumpkins yet, with carved faces ready for Halloween?
People have started to wrap up warm with winter coats and scarves.
It’s only a couple of weeks until the clocks go back, so you get an extra hour on 30th October, and the mornings will be lighter (but the evenings will be darker!)
Have you already switched on the central heating or radiators in your home? Autumn is a great excuse to put on your dressing gown and slippers and enjoy a hot chocolate in front of the TV!
What do you think? Are you a fan of autumn, with its cosy nights and beautiful colours, or do you prefer one of the other seasons?
drizzle (verb or noun) - very light rain
a conker - a large shiny brown seed from a horse chestnut tree
a pumpkin - a large round vegetable which has thick orange skin and large seeds in the middle
to wrap up warm - to wear enough clothes to keep you warm
central heating - a system for heating a whole building
a radiator - a large metal object on a wall that heats a room
a dressing gown - an item of clothing which is like a long coat to be worn inside, often over pyjamas
slippers - a type of shoe worn in the house
cosy (adjective) - warm and comfortable