Queen's House are having a wonderful time immersing themselves in fairy tales so you do have to know a few characters to get the most of 'The Jolly postman' but that's a very good reason. Obviously having some knowledge of SHREK helps too-another reason to be able to tell those tales really really well. Year 1 had a blank book (their own Jolly postman) to fill up with their own letters.
Having read some extracts from 'The Jolly Christmas Postman' (confusing I know but since the flood it was the only copy could find in our upstairs store room!) children started to discuss their ideas with their teachers and began to write some UNIQUE, FUNNY and DELIGHTFUL letters: