Resource Pack: James and the Giant Peach

What’s the story?

Did you know that James and the Giant Peach was originally going to be about a giant cherry?! James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags. Aunt Sponge is enormously fat, with a face that looks boiled, and Aunt Spiker is bony and screeching. He’s very lonely – until one day something peculiar happens. At the end of the garden a peach starts to grow and GROW and GROW. Inside that peach are seven very unusual insects – all waiting to take James on a magical adventure. But where will they go in their GIANT PEACH, and what will happen to the horrible aunts if they stand in their way? There’s only one way to find out.

Included in the pack:

You’ll get six inspiring lessons with Science, Literacy and PSHE objectives, plus templates, worksheets, extracts and mini-beast fact files. This pack can be used as you read the book together as a class or for one-off lessons. Go on a bug hunt and discover the habitats of real insects, host a fruit Olympics and discuss the meaning of friendship!

Check out the videos to watch a read-along from the giant bugs (If you’re lucky the grasshopper might even play you a tune on his violin!)

Get the Resource Pack: James and the Giant Peach