Jack and the Beanstalk!
This term we are learning the story Jack and the Beanstalk! We will be acting out the story in lots of ways and are starting to write our own versions of the story. Keep checking this page to see some of our amazing writing!
Here is the story for you to practice at home:
Once upon a time there was a poor boy called Jack who lived with his mother in a ramshackle house. They were starving and cold.
So his mother said “Go to the market and sell the cow. Make sure you get a good price for it.”
Early one morning Jack set off. He walked and he walked and he walked until he got to the market. He sold the cow but unfortunately all he got was beans, big brown beans.
When he got home he put the beans on the table. His mother looked at the beans, the big brown beans. She was furious and she threw them out of the window.
The very next day the beans had grown into a towering beanstalk.
So Jack decided to climb the beanstalk. Up and up and up he went.
When he got to the clouds he spied a huge castle in the distance.
He walked and he walked and he walked until he got to the castle.
First he pushed open the huge door.
Next he crept in.
Then he spied his mother’s old hen that laid golden eggs.
As quick as a flash he grabbed the hen.
Suddenly he heard…….
“FIE FI FO FUM” and a huge giant came into the room.
But Jack was nimble, Jack was quick. He ran and he ran and he ran and raced down the towering beanstalk.
Unfortunately the huge giant chased after him and climbed down the towering beanstalk.
But Jack was nimble, Jack was quick. He chopped and he chopped and he chopped until the towering beanstalk came tumbling down.
At that moment the huge giant fell to the ground and that was the end of him.
Jack and his mother and the hen that laid golden eggs lived happily ever after.