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Welcome to
Banjo in Schools for Brighton & Hove!

Experience the magic of letters from a globetrotting cat – in your classroom! Receive a soft toy and lesson resources for FREE on sign-up.

Reading and writing for pleasure
Supports KS1 geography 
Lesson plans and printable activities
Use alongside an existing scheme
Use as a standalone unit of work

Especially for your
Brighton & Hove classroom

(FREE toy sent by post, resources are available to download for free digitally)




1. Curriculum objectives

Banjo supports these national curriculum objectives


Develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding.

Develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing.


Use maps, atlases and globes to name/locate the seven continents and five oceans.

Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical and human features.

Name, locate, identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the UK.

Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK.


Read along with Banjo’s background story

Enjoy Banjo’s letters from 3 countries

Write back to Banjo!

Customise world maps

Enjoy fun activities and word games based on each country

Test knowledge with comprehension questions

Learn new vocabulary


Banjo’s background story

Letters from Banjo

Reply stationery

Classroom + individual world maps

Lesson plans

Geography vocab

Fun activities

Table materials

2. How it works

Hear about Banjo from experienced primary teacher and former Ofsted inspector, Lizzie Cotton. 

3. What you get

1. Try a KS1 mini pack

A lighter pack for this summer term, including letters, maps and activities.

2. Or get the full scheme of work

A full pack including lesson plans, letters, maps and a wider range of activities.

4. Support materials

Background story

Find out why Banjo is travelling the world

Letters from Banjo

Written by children’s author, Sylvia Bishop


Track Banjo’s journey to learn about the world

Lesson plans

Full of ideas from a primary teacher

Geography vocab

KS1 geography words on one handy sheet

Fun activities

Wordsearches to art challenges… and more

Table materials

Extra info to support independent learning

Reply stationery

Paper and envelopes for writing back

5. Class certificates

Completed your journey? Treat the children to a special customisable certificate as a reward for travelling the world and writing back to Banjo. Look out for an email from Banjo HQ with a link to access your certificates.

Download your free resources

Fill in this quick form to download the full resource pack and get the free Banjo Robinson toy sent to your school address.

Loved by parents, children & teachers

My 7 year old loves Banjo Robinson

“My 7 year old loves Banjo Robinson letters. When he received the first one he told me "this is the best day of my life!"”


100% recommend

“My daughter is 4 and absolutely loves receiving letters from Banjo. I am a teacher and would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to develop a variety of skills: writing, speaking and listening, cooking, geography, exploration and many more.”

Kate Turner

Creative, fun and educational. A MUST!!

“Creative fun and educational. Banjo is incredible. My wife and son love every letter. I cannot recommend this enough. Please give it a go, play along and you will love it!!”

Andrew Taylor

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