The Jolly Christmas Postman (Reception and KS1)

Time for a chilly challenge in this festive virtual session.

  • About this virtual session:

    Deliver festive cheer at the busiest time of year! Discover Christmas traditions through time and journey door to door through wind, rain and snow to deliver Season’s greetings to familiar fairy tale characters whatever the weather.

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

    Students will:

    • Experience how Christmas cards and parcels are collected, sorted and delivered.
    • Make connections with characters from traditional tales.
    • Recognise different Christmas traditions and explore how the seasons affect the job of a postal worker


    Curriculum links
    Communication and Language, Literacy, Understanding the World.


    Key information

    • Suitability: Reception and KS1
    • Availability: Thursdays in November and December, 2022-2023 Autumn term
    • Session times: 09:45, 11:00 and 13:00
    • Duration: 45 minutes
    • Cost: £80 per session (1 class, up to 35 students). UK Primary schools can request up to 3 sessions without charge.
  • Royal Mail supported sessions

    UK primary schools can book The Jolly Postman virtual sessions without charge thanks to Royal Mail Group. Schools can request up to 3 sessions. Sessions must be on the same day. There is limited availability for this offer. Additional sessions cost £80 per class.


Letter-writing sets

Classes that book a virtual session will be sent one copy of The Jolly Christmas Postman courtesy of Penguin Random House for you to read with your students.

Extension activity – Thank you greetings card

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

Book your virtual session

Virtual sessions are now fully booked for the 2022 Autumn term.

This includes all upcoming dates for The Jolly Christmas Postman.

Virtual session bookings for The Jolly Postman session are still available for the Spring and Summer term.