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

Transport your class to fairy tale land in this virtual session.


The Jolly Postman virtual session - photo showing children in a classroom watching the session on a screen.

  • 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. This fun session is packed with interaction and magic moments bringing the book to life live in your classroom.

    Use song, rhyme and Makaton signs 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 and Language, Literacy, Understanding the World.


    Key information

    • Suitability: Reception and KS1
    • Availability: Thursdays in 2023-2024
    • 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

Your class will be sent The Jolly Postman letter-writing sets and stamps for every student.

What teachers tell us

“The session was engaging and taught the children about what happens to post (collect, sort, deliver) and the important things to remember when posting.” – Year 2 teacher

“A fantastic introduction to the text where children have the opportunity to become immersed in a story.” – Reception teacher

“A brilliant session which can be used as a springboard for so many class-based learning experiences.” – Year 1 teacher

Learning resources

Explore The Jolly Postman learning resources to bring your lessons to life.

Extension activity – Say it with a postcard

An activity for your class to write and send their own postcards to The Jolly Postman.

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.