The Jolly Christmas Postman (The Jolly Postman)
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If you're looking for some ideas to inspire your The Jolly Christmas Postman planning for Year 1 and 2, then you've come to the right place! This resource is full of teaching ideas that cover all aspects of the KS1 framework. Bring in a selection of different types of mail. What are they for? Sort them into different types. Are any of them the same type of letter as the ones in the book? In this follow-up to the Ahlbergs' classic The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters, we follow our happy postman on his Christmas rounds in a fairytale town. Children will love exploring the illustrated details and seeing what's in all the envelopes.
The Jolly Christmas Postman is a children's storybook. It was written by Janet and Allan Ahlberg in 1991. It’s derived from the original storybook written in 1986 'The Jolly Postman' as a follow-up. Sing some songs about transport; for example ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ or ‘Down at the Station, Early in the Morning’. We've also included a range of colourful display materials which have been hand-drawn by our talented team of illustrators. These wonderful resources can be used to create vibrant display boards for your classroom on the topic of ' The Jolly Christmas Postman' storybook. They will also help to support your teaching by helping children to stay engaged and get excited to spend time in your learning space.If you want to take a deeper look at ' The Jolly Christmas Postman' storybook, then we recommend that you go through each chapter of the story with this beautifully illustrated PowerPoint. This is a great resource to introduce children to the characters and themes of this brilliant festive tale. Janet Ahlberg (1944-1994) was a British children's book illustrator, and the co-creator, together with her husband Allan Ahlberg, of the best-selling Jolly Postman series. Born as Janet Hall in Yorkshire in 1944, she studied at Sunderland Technical College, where she met Ahlberg. The two married in 1969, and began to work together, publishing their first co-venture - The Old Joke Book - in 1976. She won the 1978 Kate Greenaway Medal from the British Library Association - an award recognizing the year's best children's book illustration by a British subject - for Each Peach Pear Plum. This is such an enchanting book. My girls have enjoyed reading and re-reading the letters from the postman, the jigsaw puzzle from Humpty Dumpty, a postcard from the big bad wolf and my very favorite, the peek through from the door of a house into the outside world of the Postman, just incredible.
Make a postbox together out of a large cardboard box, if possible paint it red or cover in red crepe paper. Children can make Christmas cards for characters in the story and cards, letters or invitations for the family to in their box. They can pretend to be a postman, sort the mail and make deliveries to members of the family and perhaps to toys representing characters in the story. This is even more fun if they receive replies from the family or even from characters in the story. Draw a map of the story Make a class version of the book by splitting into groups, so that each group can make one section. I loved the myriad ways in which the author pays homage to different fairy tales, although many of the humorous references may go over a young child's head.
The Jolly Postman has a busy day ahead. It's Christmas Eve in Fairy-Tale Land and there's plenty of post for him to deliver! You’ll find them perfect for adding some festive fun to your lessons in the build-up to the Christmas holidays, too! Janet and Allan Ahlberg's popular story of The Jolly Postman is brought to life in these imaginative learning resources for early years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, created with The Postal Museum. The resource
Each section is divided into adult-led focus, indoor enhancements and outdoor enhancements. With so many ideas to choose from for each topic, you can take your lessons in any direction you like.We've also made sure to include a variety of resources that you can incorporate in core lessons such as maths and English. A good example of this is this Jolly Christmas Postman-themed number counting worksheet, which you can use to add a dash of festivity to your end of term maths lessons. Alternatively, you could also incorporate our range of word searches and word mats to help your pupils practice their spelling. The Jolly Postman delivers Christmas letters and presents to famous fairy-tale characters such as the Big Bad Wolf, Little Red Riding Hood (a game with a rather fitting name called ‘beware’!), and the Three Bears. He even has to deliver a get-well jigsaw to Humpty Dumpty. Start off with this Lesson Plan Template. There's room for you to write the learning objectives, which resources you're going to use, the plan for your main activity, and more.