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Life In Rural Wales
Cerys helps to bottle-feed some of the new-born lambs in springtime.

Life In Rural Wales

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 rural life in Wales and its difference to urban life. It is one of 50 quizzes to help you understand the world around you.

Not everyone in Great Britain and Ireland lives in an urban area like a town or a city. A lot of people live in rural areas - in a village or out in the country. In geography you will find out about lots of different places where people live. In this quiz you will find out about Cerys. Cerys lives on a farm in Wales. She is 7 years old and goes to the village school. It is 4 miles to the school. How is life for Cerys different to life for Sam who lives in a town?

Cerys goes to a small village school. It is 4 miles to the school. How does Cerys get to school?
On the school bus
She walks on her own
She walks with her Mum
She walks with her Dad
How far is it to your school?
Cerys lives on a farm in the middle of Wales. It is 4 miles to the nearest village. There are hills and fields all around the farm. What sort of area does Cerys live in?
It is very quiet where Cerys lives
Cerys lives on a farm in the middle of Wales. It is 4 miles to the nearest village. It only has one very small shop. It is ten miles to the nearest town. When Cerys’s Mum goes shopping, how far does she have to go?
A long way
A short way
Round the corner
Down the street
How far away are the nearest big shops from your house?
Cerys likes swimming. She is a good swimmer. But the nearest swimming pool is in a town 10 miles away. Why can’t Cerys walk with her Mum and Dad to the swimming pool?
Cerys doesn’t like walking
It will make them late
It is too far to walk
It is too expensive to walk
If it is 10 miles to the swimming pool, how far is it to go there and back?
Cerys has lots of friends. But Cerys lives on a farm on its own. Why can’t Cerys just go down the street to play with her friends?
They live too far away
They have fallen out with Cerys
They live too near
Cerys does not know where they live
Cerys does get to see her friends - her Mum takes her in the car
Cerys’s Mum and Dad run a farm in rural Wales. They have a lot of _____, which grow wool.
There are a lot of sheep farms in Wales
Cerys lives on a sheep farm in the middle of Wales. Cerys’s Mum and Dad are very busy on the farm in spring. Why is that?
They are picking spring flowers
New lambs are being born
It is harvest time
They are spring cleaning
Cerys helps to bottle-feed some of the lambs
Cerys’s Mum and Dad have a lot of vehicles on the farm. They have a car, a pick-up, and a four-wheel drive truck. What other vehicle do they need on the farm?
Do you have a toy tractor? What colour is it?
Sam lives in a town. He lives on a road with 42 houses on it.

Cerys live on a farm in a valley in the middle of Wales. There are 8 families living in the valley. 5 of the families live in houses. The rest live on farms. How many farms are there in the valley?
All the families in the valley are neighbours
Sam has a dog. It is a pet. It is a Labrador puppy. It lives in the house.

Cerys’s Dad has a dog. It sleeps outside in a kennel. He uses it to round up the sheep. What sort of dog is it?
Great Dane
Which types of dog make good sheepdogs?
Author:  David Bland

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