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

Transport your class to fairy tale land!  
Rosie sits smiling, on what looks to be a red tractor. She is supporting a huge book titled 'The Jolly Postman'. Rosie has blonde hair and is wearing blue overalls and a train driver cap.
  • The Jolly Postman

    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
    • Duration: 45 minutes
    • Availability:
      • 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 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)

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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