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Banjo in Schools!

Experience the magic of letters from a globetrotting cat - in your EYFS classroom for FREE!

Reading and writing for pleasure
Suitable for Reception level / ages 4+
Printable activities
Use alongside an existing scheme
Use as a standalone unit of work
Rated 5 stars by teachers and parents

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1. Start your journey here. Test it out!

A selection of resources to see how it works

World map poster (enlarge)

Lost cat posters (enlarge)

How it works (enlarge)

Try a letter (enlarge)

Child's reply paper (enlarge)

Teacher reply paper (enlarge)

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Filter by country

2. First stop: The UK!

Learn all about the UK! Get a letter, child's reply stationery to write back and a colouring-in sheet.

10-60 min activities, over a term
Suitable for EYFS / ages 4+
Reading and writing for pleasure
Expanding geography knowledge of the UK
Printable

Or download the individual resources you want

How it works | UK

30 mins


Letter | UK

30 mins

Colouring-in | UK

30 mins

Child reply | UK

30 mins

Teacher reply | UK

30 mins

3. Onward Travel: Uganda

Experience Uganda! Get a letter, child's reply stationery to write back and a colouring-in sheet.

10-60 min activities, over a term
Suitable for EYFS / ages 4+
Reading and writing for pleasure
Expanding geography knowledge of the world
Printable

Or download the individual resources you want

How it works | Uganda

30 mins


Letter |
Uganda

30 mins

Colouring-in | Uganda

30 mins

Child reply | Uganda

30 mins

Teacher reply | Uganda

30 mins

4. Final stop: Fiji

Learn all about the Fiji! Get a letter, child's reply stationery to write back and a colouring-in sheet.
10-60 min activities, over a term
Suitable for EYFS level / ages 4+
Reading and writing for pleasure
Expanding geography knowledge of the world
Printable

Or download the individual resources you want

How it works | Fiji

30 mins


Letter | Fiji

30 mins

Colouring-in | Fiji

30 mins

Child rely | Fiji

30 mins

Teacher reply | Fiji

30 mins

Hear how it works from a teacher

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

Support materials

Background story

Find out why Banjo is travelling the world

Letters from Banjo

Written by children’s author, Sylvia Bishop

Maps

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

Get your 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.

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!"”

Sparklewomb

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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