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Week 4: 11.05.20

This week we are continuing to focus our theme on Jack and the Beanstalk!


This week we would like to continue our focus on our growing theme
and the fairy tale of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk. Please choose from
the ideas suggested and complete as many of these with the time
and resources that you have available.



Remember to send your finished  activity to your class email if you can. We would love to see what you have been getting up to!




Revisit ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ using other versions of the story. Then talk about the similarities and differences between some of the alternative versions. Sometimes it is fun just to write a list of aspects of the stories that are the same, aspects that are different and anything interesting that you have noticed.

Here are some suggestions for alternative versions of this story.


Writing introduction- Think about what alternative magical land might be at the top of your beanstalk. Would you like to find a sweetie land, football or unicorn land? Draw your land in as much detail as you can. Then explain to somebody how they should climb up the beanstalk and describe what they will see when they reach the top.


Writing Focus- To discuss a plan for your own version of the story but with you taking the main character’s role, for e.g. Jessica and the Beanstalk or Cooper and the Beanstalk! Use the openers from last week to help you begin each section of the story.

Once upon a time…






Art / Creative Writing


Draw a room in detail that you might find inside the Giant’s castle. Label the items in the room with noun phrases. You might draw the kitchen, a treasure room or a special throne room it is up to you. Then label the special features within the room.


Y2 could split adjectives with a comma, e.g. golden, glittering and beautiful treasure.


Writing - Poetry

To write a list poem you just need to repeat the opener. Inside a Giants special treasure room, you will find… then change the ending each time using ideas from your picture. Leave a line between each new idea if writing a poem.


 To construct the tallest beanstalk that you can using any kind of construction that you might have at home. Measure the beanstalk when you have completed it in cm’s if possible.



To find research the lifecycle of a bean and draw the main stages of the bean’s development and its growth over time. You could complete 4 to 6 drawings of the main changes that take place. 





Bean Time-Lapse - 25 days | Soil cross section

You can use this video of a bean growing to help with your research!

We hope that you are staying safe at home. We do hope that we will be able to see your smiling face again before too long.


You can view an overview of these tasks, that contains some additional fun activities, by viewing the PDF below.


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