In preparation for Valentine’s Day the children have been making cards for their loved ones this week. They decorated them beautifully with glitter and pictures, did some cutting and painting before stuffing them into their envelopes. Of course to send a card in the mail you need a stamp! And where do you get a stamp from? Well the post office of course! Luckily for us there is one just across the road so the children set off with Jon and Chloe to get their stamps and post their letters.
It was lots of fun being out in the community. We got to look at all the different houses and cars. We crossed the road at the crossing, pushing the button and waiting for the green man before we crossed!
Inside the post office we met the lady at the check out desk who was able to help us buy our stamps! She even gave us some stickers! Then we stuck the stamps on the envelopes and popped them into the post box ready for the post man to deliver!
Guess what! We even got to meet the post man!! Look at his special jacket, it is so brightly coloured so that the cars and people can see him when it is a little bit dark in the morning. He carries his big heavy bag full of letters all around the streets so that everyone can get their letters on time! Thank you Mr Postman!!!
It is very important for the children to experience their local community and meet the people who help us there. It helps them to develop their sense of self and an understanding of the world around them. They get to experience real life events, meet new people and learn about occupations and how things work.