The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
Over the next three weeks we are going to set some work about this famous narrative poem which was written in 1913. (A narrative poem is a story told in verse.)
Before we look at the poem, we need to find out what a Highwayman was and when they lived.
Watch these two clips and make a few notes.
See if you can find out any more facts by looking at these sites:
Now that you have found out about highwaymen, make a poster to explain what a highwayman is.
You could include:
Listen to the poem – it is set in the winter of 1770 and takes place over three days.
Discuss the poem with a parent if you can to make sure you have understood what has happened.
This is a timeline of the events.
Day 1 – at night
Day 3 – morning
We will do more work on this poem next week.