Learning about Postal Workers and Refuse Collectors in our Community

A group of Nursery children are shown sitting together on the floor, looking at parcels and trying to guess what may be inside them.

This week Little birds were inquiring about how Postal workers and Refuse collectors help in the world in which we live.
The children wrote letters to a friend or family member of their choice, this activity helped develop their Physical and Literacy skills.

A young boy in Nursery is seen writing a letter to a friend or family member to learn about postal workers.
A young boy in Nursery is seen writing a letter to a friend or family member to learn about postal workers.

We explored 3D shapes by handling wrapped up resources. The children talked about the properties of the parcels and predicted what might be inside.

This activity helped with their mathematics and communication as well as personal and social development taking turns in a group conversation.

A group of Nursery children are shown sitting together on the floor, looking at parcels and trying to guess what may be inside them.

They learnt what happened to letters and parcels when they were posted and delivered by the Postal worker. Developing an understanding of people in their community.

Three young Nursery pupils are seen working alongside a member of staff to create a miniature postbox and post their letters in it.

We watched ‘ Lenny the Letter’ to give us information about a letter’s journey.

A poster of a cartoon envelope with eyes and a smiling face, featuring the words: 'Lenny's First Journey' above it.

We listened to the stories, This is the bear, The jolly postman and My Present.

Some children worked with the practitioner to make postboxes for the small world people to use in the block area.

This helped the children to make choices, plan and design their models whilst developing their expressive arts and design skills.

A young boy in Nursery is seen standing at the front of the class alongside his teacher to show a miniature postbox he has created.
A young girl in Nursery is seen looking through a box of materials to use to create her miniature postbox.

Little Birds also celebrated Chinese New Year. They found out why each year was named after an animal and listened to the ancient story told of the race & we made fans out of paper.

The children tried to paint Chinese symbols and writing using fine brushes and black paint.

They learnt how to wish each other a “Happy New Year” in Chinese. “Kung Hei Fat Choy”. As well as participating in a dragon dance accompanied by playing musical instruments.

A few children shared their home experiences of celebrating their own culture/ Chinese New Year by talking about it with their friends at carpet time.