My Heart’s in the Highlands KS2 Poetry Lesson


A complete poetry lesson for KS2 based on the poem ‘My Heart’s in the Highlands’ by Robert Burns. Includes PPT presentation and comprehension tasks. Ideal for exploring classic poetry; introducing pupils to the work of Scottish poet Robert Burns and discussing the celebration known as Burns Night. Also includes guidance for two follow-up writing activities. A flexible resource with the potential for extension into a short unit of work.


The 12 slide PPT contains:
• The poem with supporting visual images
• Background information about the poem
• Discussion questions
• Details of follow-up activities.

The resource also includes:
• A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to read, make annotations or highlight.
• Two differentiated comprehension worksheets. Worksheet A contains a straightforward literal task and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains tasks linked to exploring the poet’s use of language and finding textual evidence.