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
Classroom + individual world maps
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
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
Full of ideas from a primary teacher
KS1 geography words on one handy sheet
Wordsearches to art challenges… and more
Extra info to support independent learning
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
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