KS1 English: Jack and the Beanstalk - Episode 5

5: Beans for the birds!

Jack decides that he can trust the old man and so he agrees to sell Daisy for the five magic beans. The old man then gives Jack a new pair of red shoes to replace the worn out ones he is wearing.

Jack sets off for home again...sure that his mother will be pleased with his actions. But when Jack gets home his Ma is annoyed. She tells Jack that he has been tricked by the old man. Then she takes the beans and throws them into the garden, telling Jack they are fit for nothing but the birds.

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.

Episode 4: Five Magic Beans
6: And the beanstalk grew
7: And he went higher!