Multimedia in the classroom

Postie Kate and friends
Postie Kate and friends

In this section you will find some more information about each of the interactives provided in Multimedia fun in the "Postie Kate and friends" student section.

The Multimedia fun section offers your students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of Postie Kate and her friends while learning how to write a letter, how to keep posties safe, and about a day in the life of a postie.

Let's write a letter! Online interactive

This online letter writing interactive assists lower primary students in learning how to write a personal letter and address an envelope correctly. In the interactive you will find a sample letter and some extra letter ideas, hints for each step of the letter writing process and some fun letterheads that can be added to the top of students' letters. Once students have composed their letters, they can either print or save them.

Instructions are provided in the interactive, and as a printable PDF or HTML below, to assist you and your students.

This interactive is ideal for use on an interactive whiteboard for whole class instruction, but is equally effective on individual PCs.

The "Let's write a letter! Online interactive" can be found in Multimedia fun in the "Postie Kate and friends" student section.

Postie Kate in the community animated story

This entertaining animated story takes students on a delivery round with Postie Kate. As they travel with her they will discover that posties have an important role to play in the community. Students will also learn about some of the many hazards that posties can face on their rounds.

This interactive also reinforces the correct way to address an envelope, as students must drag and drop information onto one before they can enter the animation. There are four opportunities for students to do this within the story.

The following activity sheets have been designed for use in conjunction with the animated story. They are available in Curriculum support material in the Lower primary: "Postie Kate and friends" section.

  • "Post the letters" activity sheet
  • "Stay safe Postie Kate" activity sheet
  • "Add some colour (Keep Postie Kate safe)" activity sheets

This interactive can be used on an interactive whiteboard for whole class instruction, as well as on individual PCs.

"Postie Kate in the community animated story" can be found in Multimedia fun in the "Postie Kate and friends" student section.

Memory game

A classic memory game, in which students match the cards to reveal a hidden picture. Once all the cards have been matched students can print the picture and colour it in.

Students can enjoy playing this interactive over and over again, as the pictures are rearranged randomly each time the student enters the game. It also has a "sneak peek" function which allows students to view the pictures on the cards for a few seconds if they need some help.

"Memory game" can be found in Multimedia fun in the "Postie Kate and friends" student section.

Postie Kate eBook

This beautifully illustrated story is a wonderful way to educate your students about a day in the life of a postie. Originally a hard-copy publication, Postie Kate can now be viewed online as an electronic version.

The eBook allows you to turn the pages at your own pace (using the mouse, or by clicking on the arrows at the bottom of the box), to zoom in and focus on individual sentences or words, or to display one page (instead of two) at a time.

After reading the story you can review it with your students using the 10 questions listed on page 23. To assist you, some answers are suggested on page 24.

Ideal for use on an interactive whiteboard, this eBook is sure to engage your students.

The following activity sheets have been designed for use in conjunction with the Postie Kate eBook. They are available in Curriculum support material in the Lower primary: "Postie Kate and friends" section.

  • "Postie Kate – reviewing the story" activity sheet
  • "Who is Postie Kate?" activity sheet
  • "Postie Kate – beginning, middle and end" activity sheet
  • "Postie Kate's busy week" activity sheets
  • "Postie Kate cloze" activity sheet

Instructions for using the eBook are provided in the printable pdf below.

The "Postie Kate eBook" can be found in Multimedia fun in the "Postie Kate and friends" student section.

Multimedia fun archive

In the Multimedia fun archive area in the student section you will find some quizzes, animations and games that were developed for past Australia Post education programs such as Letter Link: London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The items are simply for the enjoyment of your students and are suitable for use on any PC and are compatible with IWBs.