Farmer Jack: Chapter 2

Continue learning with Farmer Jack, this chapter explores what plants need to survive (Chapter 2 of 5)

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 60mins

Curriculum Objectives: 2

Subject: English

Resource Overview

Meet Farmer Jack! Jack’s got a fascinating story to tell, all about his great-great-great-great grandfather, and his adventures with some magic beans.  In this video, Farmer Jack explains what beans need to grow successfully, and tells us a little more of his ancestor’s tale. 

As well as being a great standalone resource, the Farmer Jack films can be used to inspire different areas of learning. After watching this video, why not try our drama lesson, which encourages pupils to use their imagination, and predict what will happen next?

Follow Farmer Jack on his journey by watching the rest of our fabulous food films in the related resources section on the left.

(Click the zip file to download this chapter in hi-definition)

Resource Assets


What Happens to Jack?

In this drama lesson the children will have to decide what happened next.  What did Jack find when he reached the top?  Through improvisation, mime and a series of group activities, the children will use their imagination to take on the role of different characters and finish this mysterious story. 


The Jack Rap

The Jack Rap is a fun call and response song for teachers to use during the What Happens to Jack lesson plan. The song is designed as a group activity where the children can join Jack on his mysterious journey as he arrives at the top of that enormous bean stalk.  Using the repetition in the verse, children can take it in turns as leader to direct the rest of the class through Jack’s adventure.


Farmer Jack Chapter 2 (hi-definition)


Curriculum Objectives

  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates.
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.