Sharing Learning 3 | Posting a Postcard

Another idea for sharing the children's learning with home.  I bought some postcards showing places in our local area where the children have been.  Each child chose a postcard and "wrote" their card - some of the children gave meaning to the marks they made and talked about what they were "writing".  We talked about what we were going to do and what might happen.

The grown-ups wrote the addresses on, we all got on our coats and off we went to the Post Office.

We queued up and the children asked for "Six first class stamps please".  The lovely Post Office lady offered the children a choice of Bob the Builder, Peppa Pig, Postman Pat and Bagpuss stamps - an amazing co-incidence as they happened to be the stamps on offer this month!  Here's M showing us the stamp she chose!  The children stuck their stamp on their card.

Then we went off to the letterbox and all the children posted their letters in the box.  We talked about what might happen to the letter now.  T tried to open the door on the box and get his postcard out!  We talked about how the postcards will hopefully arrive at their houses tomorrow.

When we got home we read a lovely story all about sending a letter and getting a reply called "Dear Mother Goose" by Michael Rosen and Nick Sharratt.  The children love the simple illustrations and spot various funny things on the pages.  They especially like Insey Winsey Spider's letter to Mother Goose.  Mother Goose's reply suggests that Insey Winsey Spider might actually try enjoying the water spout by going down it on a surfboard!

Story Ideas for Going to the Post Office:

1. Dear Mother Goose by Michael Rosen and Nick Sharratt
2. Katie Morag delivers the Mail by Mairi Hedderwick
3. The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
4. The Jolly Pocket Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

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