KS1 PSHE Quiz - Sunshine (Questions)

This KS1 PSHE quiz will teach you about the sun and how to protect yourself from it so that you can still enjoy the beautiful sunshine.

It is very important that we know how to look after our bodies at all times. We do this from the inside with a balanced diet and exercise but also from the outside with protective clothing and following health and safety rules. One thing that lots of people enjoy is being outside in the sun but it is important to understand that the sun, although nice, can be damaging to our bodies if we don’t take precautions and protect ourselves from its powerful rays. The sun can be very strong even on days when it doesn’t feel very hot or there is a strong breeze in the air. We should take precautions at all times.

1. Why do you need to protect yourself from the sun?
[ ] It can damage your bones
[ ] It can damage your skin
[ ] It makes your hair fall out
[ ] It makes you cough
2. How can you protect your skin from the sun?
[ ] Put plenty of sun cream on
[ ] Keep moving
[ ] Cover yourself in water
[ ] Only have your back facing the sun
3. When should you first apply sun lotion?
[ ] As soon as you wake up
[ ] When your skin starts to feel hot
[ ] Once you are in the sun
[ ] 30 minutes before you go out
4. How often should you reapply sun lotion?
[ ] Every 2 hours
[ ] Only if it comes off
[ ] Every 20 minutes
[ ] Twice a day
5. Where should you not look on a sunny day?
[ ] In the shade
[ ] At the floor
[ ] At the sun
[ ] At a computer
6. How can you protect your eyes from the sun?
[ ] Wear glasses
[ ] Keep blinking
[ ] Use eyedrops
[ ] Wear sunglasses
7. How can you protect your head, face and neck from the sun?
[ ] Keep your hood up
[ ] Wear a sun hat
[ ] Hide behind someone else
[ ] Wear a bicycle helmet
8. Which vitamin do we get from the sun?
[ ] Vitamin A
[ ] Vitamin B
[ ] Vitamin C
[ ] Vitamin D
9. What should we drink on sunny days?
[ ] Milk
[ ] Water
[ ] Coffee
[ ] Slush puppies
10. When is the sun at its strongest?
[ ] Between 9 and 3
[ ] Between 2 and 6
[ ] Between 3 and 7
[ ] Between 10 and 4
KS1 PSHE Quiz - Sunshine (Answers)
1. Why do you need to protect yourself from the sun?
[ ] It can damage your bones
[x] It can damage your skin
[ ] It makes your hair fall out
[ ] It makes you cough
The sun is very hot. If you are not protected, it can cause your skin to go red and burn - this can be very painful
2. How can you protect your skin from the sun?
[x] Put plenty of sun cream on
[ ] Keep moving
[ ] Cover yourself in water
[ ] Only have your back facing the sun
Sun cream that contains SPF will help keep the skin safe from the sun's UV rays
3. When should you first apply sun lotion?
[ ] As soon as you wake up
[ ] When your skin starts to feel hot
[ ] Once you are in the sun
[x] 30 minutes before you go out
It is recommended that sun lotion is applied 30 minutes before you go in the sun so that the body has time to absorb it
4. How often should you reapply sun lotion?
[x] Every 2 hours
[ ] Only if it comes off
[ ] Every 20 minutes
[ ] Twice a day
It is advised that you reapply sun lotion every two hours, more if you have been swimming
5. Where should you not look on a sunny day?
[ ] In the shade
[ ] At the floor
[x] At the sun
[ ] At a computer
You should not look directly at the sun as it can harm your eyes
6. How can you protect your eyes from the sun?
[ ] Wear glasses
[ ] Keep blinking
[ ] Use eyedrops
[x] Wear sunglasses
Wearing sunglasses protects the eyes from the sun's rays. It is best to wear UV protected ones
7. How can you protect your head, face and neck from the sun?
[ ] Keep your hood up
[x] Wear a sun hat
[ ] Hide behind someone else
[ ] Wear a bicycle helmet
Sun hats with wide brims or neck covers are best and offer more coverage from the sun
8. Which vitamin do we get from the sun?
[ ] Vitamin A
[ ] Vitamin B
[ ] Vitamin C
[x] Vitamin D
The sun provides us with a good source of vitamin D
9. What should we drink on sunny days?
[ ] Milk
[x] Water
[ ] Coffee
[ ] Slush puppies
It is important to drink extra water when the weather is hot to replace the water lost from sweating
10. When is the sun at its strongest?
[ ] Between 9 and 3
[ ] Between 2 and 6
[ ] Between 3 and 7
[x] Between 10 and 4
The sun is at its strongest between the hours of 10am and 4pm