The Post Office Today (in 2010) a small greetings card weighing less than 100g costs 41p to send first class and 32p to send second class to someone else in the UK
Posting a Greetings Card 1.If you have a card to send to a friend you must first write their name and address on it and then go to the Post Office to buy your stamp. The stamp is basically a receipt to prove that you have paid the postage. 2.Once your card has been stamped you can post it in the letter box. 3.Post – all the cards and letters in the letter box - is collected from the letter box by the post man 4.The post is taken in a van to the main sorting office. This is a building where millions of letters are sorted every day. Post for different places are collected together and then sent to local sorting offices and then on to the local post office where your friend lives. 5.The post is then sorted into "runs" around the area where your friend lives. A run is a number of roads, enough for a post man to deliver the mail. 6.Finally, the postman delivers your card to your friend!
Your High Street! You are now going to draw your own High Street! Discuss in your teams which shops you would like to include in your High Street e.g. Newsagent, Grocers, Post Office Decide who is going to draw which shop and then connect these to make your High Street!
Summary High Streets contain all sorts of shops which sell us things that we need The Post Office is a special shop which sells postage stamps enabling us to send cards to our friends We are now going to learn more about what shops sell and where the money comes from and where it goes!
Summary Shops on the High Street sell us things that we need We have to work make decisions about what we buy from shops. People like Sarah work in those shops and are paid wages. Some of the money goes in taxation so the Government can build and run schools and hospitals £2.50