KS1 English: Jack and the Beanstalk - Episode 13

13: The magic harp

Once again all is well in the village. Jack spends his time giving out golden eggs and everyone has enough to eat again. But one day the golden hen is stolen by a gang of thieves. There are no more golden eggs and no more food so Jack must 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 calls for his magic harp. The harp plays the most wonderful music and soon the giant falls asleep. Jack eyes the harp and wonders if he can take it back to the village.

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.

11: The magic hen
12: Golden eggs
14: We're rich!