an_postMany teachers, perhaps especially those in junior classes, will at some stage do some work on the Post Office. It’s a great theme to employ in the classroom and gives some great opportunities for some cross-curricular and integrated theme work. Many teachers doing Aistear will use the Post Office as one of their themes for this reason.

The An Post Schoolbag website has some great classroom resources for teachers doing a Post Office theme of work in the classroom. It has some great images that you can download; information suitable for maths work based on post size and weight; the history of An Post; lots of activites, resources, worksheets and lesson plans.

There is lots to explore on this website, and if you are doing a post office theme, there’s everything you need to set up the socio-dramatic area in the classroom like signage, forms, stamps, passport forms etc.

Check out this video from An Post which shows how to make your own post box as well as showing how role-playing in the post office can provide opportunities for cross curricular work: