Shopping from United States? Please visit the correct site for your location.

Postcards from around the world

gbp prices
Price: £0.99
Product ordering
  • Not available to buy with Rewards

Buy this and your school gets £0.25 to spend on books Orders of £10 or more will earn 25% of your order value back in Scholastic Rewards for your school.

This product has not been rated yet.

0 reviews (Add a review)

Download information

It's quick and easy to purchase and download our digital products.

  • Add this product to your basket.
  • When ready, check out your order.
  • You will be sent an email notification.
  • Follow the link in the email to the digital downloads page in your manage account area.
  • Your digital purchases can then be accessed on multiple platforms.

Product description

With the children seated comfortably, initiate a discussion about holidays, both in the UK and abroad. (Take care to include those who may spend their holidays at home.) Ask a range of questions about how the children travelled, their favourite holiday activities and the foods that they enjoyed.

Talk about how they kept in touch with people at home – by mobile, email, text message, and so on. Find out if any of the children have ever written or received a postcard. Present the children with the old holiday postcards. Do they know why people send postcards? Perhaps it is to show where they went on holiday, to remember people at home, or to say how much they enjoyed themselves.

Point out that there isn’t room to write much on a postcard, so the trick is to use as few words as possible. Try to work out where the postcards are written from. (The Victoria Pier in Cowes, the Pyramids of Giza, the Eiffel Tower and the Sydney Opera House.) Find their locations on the globe and establish the countries in which they are situated. Ask questions such as, Which is the only one from Britain? Which postcard was sent from the oldest structure?

Discuss which of the four places the children would most like to visit, making a simple graph of their answers on the whiteboard. Now examine the postcards individually. Tell the children that the Victoria Pier was built in Edwardian times, and was basically a landing stage for boats with a pavilion at its head.

Read what Henry has written on the back of his postcard and identify the clues that reveal he wrote it a long time ago.


Access thousands of downloadable resources anytime, anywhere from just £1.25 per month

Primary members of the Scholastic Resource Bank can get instant access to this resource sheet and thousands more online resources. Our finely crafted resources include lesson plans, teaching ideas, planning and assessment tools, activity sheets, interactives and video.

See more

Please note this is a digital-only product. You will receive an email containing a link to download your product after purchase.

Product Details

Date published

February 2nd, 2017

Resource details

File type:
pdf
File size:
4 MB
Pages:
1

Reviews

This product has not been reviewed yet.

Add a review

Promotions available

How do I use promotional codes