The Jolly Christmas Postman (Reception and KS1)

Deliver festive cheer at the busiest time of year!

Book now for November and December 2023!

  • The Jolly Christmas Postman

    Time for a chilly challenge.

    Deliver festive cheer at a postie’s busiest time of year! Set off on a sensory adventure through wind, rain and snow. Spot festive traditions and deliver season’s greetings to familiar fairy tale characters. 

    Become a team of jolly posties using song, rhyme and Makaton signs to bring the story to life. 

    Students will:

    • Learn how Christmas cards and parcels are collected, sorted and delivered.
    • Make connections with characters from traditional tales.
    • Discover different Christmas traditions and explore how the seasons affect the job of a postal worker.
    • Take a ride on the Mail Rail – with a festive twist! 


    Curriculum Links

    Communication & Language, Literacy, Understanding the world.

  • Key Information:

    • Suitability: Reception and KS1
    • Duration: 45 minutes
    • Availability:
      • Autumn term. November and December only.
      • 2 or 3 classes on Tuesday
      • 1, 2 or 3 classes on Wednesday
      • 1 or 2 classes on Friday
    • Activities: Mail Rail ride, Mail Rail exhibition, lunch slot, The Postal Museum exhibition and The Jolly Christmas Postman session
    • Optional extra activity: Sorted! Postal Play Space
    • Class size: 20 – 35 students per class
    • Adult to student ratio: Minimum 1:4 (not including additional SEND support).
    • Visit times: Arrival 10:15, departure 13:30-14:15
    • Visit with Mail Rail ride Cost: £180 per class (students and adults within ratios)
    • Visit with Mail Rail ride and Sorted! Cost: £220 per class (students and adults within ratios)

Extension activity – Thank you greetings card

An activity for your class to make and send a Christmas card to the people who help us.

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