KS1 English: Jack and the Beanstalk - Episode 9

9: Fee-fi-fo-fum!

Jack knocks on the door of the castle. It is answered by an enormous woman - a giant! Jack scuttles between the giant's legs and goes into the castle before she's even spotted him.

Jack explores the castle...but suddenly the giant discovers Jack and clasps him in her hand. The giant woman makes it clear she wishes Jack no harm. But then her husband returns - shouting 'Fee-fi-fo-fum' - and Jack hides.

The giant thinks he can smell a boy somewhere...

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.

8: The castle in the clouds
10: The bag of silver coins
11: The magic hen