KS1 English: Jack and the Beanstalk - Episode 11

11. The magic hen

Jack is at home again and everyone is happy. There is plenty of money for the villagers and enough food to eat. But after a time the money begins to run out and soon there is just one silver coin left.

Jack decides he must climb the beanstalk again and make another visit to the giants' castle.

In the castle Jack meets the giant's wife again. When her husband returns Jack hides while the giant eats another enormous dinner. When the giant has finished his meal he calls for his magic hen...and Jack is amazed at the sight of a radiant, golden hen.

Teacher Notes

This series can be used to increase pupils' familiarity with a broad range of texts and narratives, including myths, legends and traditional stories and to make connections between these and other stories they are familiar with.

It will also support a broad range of writing objectives.

Curriculum Notes

This series is relevant for teaching English at KS1, in England and Wales and Northern Ireland, and at First Level in Scotland.

10: The bag of silver coins
12: Golden eggs
13: The magic harp