ONE of the learning adventures enjoyed by our Year 1 King’s Ely Acremont Pre-Prep pupils before they broke up for half term was all about letter writing!
The adventure started when a mysterious letter appeared under a tree in the garden at Acremont. The letter was addressed to the children and it contained instructions that led to a fun-filled letter hunt around the school grounds! The children visited several fairy tale character addresses, each time receiving a letter with further instructions. The final treat was discovering a copy of ‘The Jolly Postman’ story.
After looking at all the different features of a letter, the children talked about what happens to a letter after it has been posted. They discussed how a letter could take different amounts of time to arrive, depending on the value of the stamp placed on the top right-hand corner of the envelope.
The children then wrote their home address on an envelope and half of them attached first class stamps and the other half attached second class stamps. They then headed out to the nearest post box to post their letters. They were excited to find out if the letters with first class stamps would arrive earlier than the ones that were sent second class!