Pop it in the Post (KS1/2)

Learning resource for Key Stage 1 and 2 sponsored by Royal Mail.

Use real archival documents including photographs, stamps and letters to discover how the world’s first prepaid postage stamp – The Penny Black changed the way we communicate forever.

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Topics include lesson plans, teachers’ notes, activity ideas and PowerPoint presentations for whiteboards.

Pop It In The Post film

Meet Rowland Hill, who explains how his big idea changed the way we communicate.

Suitable for Key Stages 1 and 2.

Rowland tells the story of his invention – the Penny Black…

Download film in High Definition: Click here and choose download icon in bottom-right

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Pop it in the Post game

Test your knowledge of the Penny Black stamp in a fun interactive game.

Suitable for Key Stages 1 and 2.