The Jolly Postman – Once Upon a Bicycle (Reception and KS1)

Transport your class to fairy tale land!  

  • The Jolly Postman – Once Upon a Bicycle Interactive Session

    Transport your class to fairy tale land!

    Help The Jolly Postman collect, sort and deliver post for familiar fairy tale characters. Send and receive letters, parcels and postcards in a humorous and lively literacy mission packed with intriguing props including a giant version of the book.

    Use song, rhyme, mime and movement to bring the story to life and become a team of jolly posties.

    Students will:

    • Discover how letters, parcels and postcards are collected, sorted and delivered.
    • Make connections with characters from traditional tales.
    • Send a reply to The Jolly Postman to share their experience of being a postal worker.
  • Curriculum Links

    Communication & Language, Literacy, Understanding the world.

    Key Information:

    • Suitability: Reception and KS1
    • Availability:
      • Autumn term: Book 2 or 3 classes on Tuesday, 1, 2 or 3 classes on Wednesday
    • Activities: Mail Rail ride, Mail Rail exhibition, lunch slot, The Postal Museum exhibition and 45-minute The Jolly Postman session
    • Optional extra activity: Sorted! The 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 10:30, departure 14.00-14:30
    • 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)

What teachers tell us

“A session full of wonder, suspense and inclusion- lots of the children are keen to teach others the sign language we learnt!” Reception teacher

“Our unit of inquiry is People Who Help Us – the session was perfect for building on our children’s knowledge about different occupations.” KS1 teacher


Learning resources

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