I have just started teaching in a Nursery class within a primary school. At present we have a whole class carpet session each day with either a literacy or numeracy focus for about 15 mins. This is followed by a focus group activity related to the carpet session. Over the course of the week each child ends up carrying out a both a literacy and numeracy focused activity with an adult. Is this reasonable?? I am tying myself up in knots thinking about whether I should carry out the teaching element in smaller groups, if there should even be a 'teaching' element at all, or if I should just carry out focused activities rather than have carpet sessions at all. Please help! What do other people in school nurseries do?