This term, pupils are studying the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare. Year 8s are looking at The Tempest, Shakespeare’s last play, and Year 7s are studying A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This quintessential comedy will have been enjoyed by a wide range of people, from the poorest in society to the wealthiest. In this piece of work, pupils listened to an audio description of what life was like for an Elizabethan groundling (those that paid a penny to stand and watch performances at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre), and then wrote two paragraphs synthesising the notes that they made into full sentences using accurate punctuation and spelling.