The Jolly Postman
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Read this years ago when WW was small. I will bring the Jolly Postman out from storage and give him a re-read.
Critically read The Jolly Postman. Begin by summarizing the story: the book tells about the mail that a letter carrier delivers to fairy tale characters.
Maths: Data handling. Pricing for different letters- Size of the envelopes and/or size of the stamps dependent- how much will it cost to send a particular letter first or second class.
Show an example of a letter and an envelope that has already been prepared. You can use an example from the book or a letter that you have on hand. This is such an enchanting book. My girls have enjoyed reading and re-reading the letters from the postman, the jigsaw puzzle from Humpty Dumpty, a postcard from the big bad wolf and my very favorite, the peek through from the door of a house into the outside world of the Postman, just incredible. We also have resources to help your students develop their writing and literacy skills such as this easy to print Word Mat. What is The Jolly Postman?
Materials and Technology
Geography: Maps- look at the postman’s journey and plot different ‘landmarks’ or houses onto a template of the map. Are there any significant land features which could be placed on the map, if so the children could be taught some of the representations used on real life maps? Little hands will love opening the envelopes to read the post in this magical story, full of festive, fairy tale surprises!
Free The Jolly Postman: imaginative learning resources for early years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 When I saw this book I thought it was so very special. I kept it around to share with my grandkids when they were young, and it is still in my personal library.
Additionally, we also have some great 'The Jolly Postman' activities and games so that you can make your lesson interactive. For example, this Jolly Postman Roleplay Activityis a great way to get your students thinking about the characters from the story. Talk with the students about the different types of letters that a letter carrier has to deliver. For example, there are formal letters, chatty notes, and invitations. These are catalogue records from participating libraries, which vary even among copies of the same edition, and many provide no description or nothing useful.