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, Autumn term
    • Session times: 09:45, 11:00 and 13:00
    • Duration: 45 minutes
    • Cost: £80 per session (1 class, up to 35 students)

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

Before booking your session, read the virtual session FAQs.

When you are ready to proceed, complete the booking request form in full. A member of the Schools team will contact you to discuss and / or confirm your booking.