The Jolly Postman

Learning resource for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and 2. Licensed by Penguin and endorsed by the National Literacy Trust.

From over the hills and far away, help The Jolly Postman deliver his letters today. The popular children’s book by Janet and Allan Alhberg is brought to life in this imaginative learning resource.

Use Teachers’ notes, interactive PowerPoints and a wealth of activity ideas and templates to make links between the fictional narrative of The Jolly Postman and the real history of the postal service revealed through the rich visual material in The Postal Museum’ s collections.

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  • 01 About The Jolly Postman books

    Learn about the art of illustration, rhymes and fairy tales and how the Post Office use word play.

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  • 02 Addressed and Stamped

    Learn about postcodes, stamps, postcodes, different types of post, how to write and send a letter or post a parcel.

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  • 03 A Day in the life of a postie

    Learn how posties deliver the post to unusual and remote addresses, plot a route on a map and plan an interview with a postie.

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  • 04 Tricky Situations

    Learn about dangers and perils faced by posties through time, write a news report and design your own Postal Museum.

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  • 05 Clothes for the job

    Learn what posties wear in hot and cold weather and around the world and design your own rain jacket and snow goggles.

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