I keep seeing and hearing things about how long children should be on the carpet... and as i'm dreadful at keeping them on the carpet, my personal target this term is to be a bit more snappy. But how long as a max? I understand a lot of people send them away to do something then bring them back to consolidate, then off to activities, what sort of things do you do for those few minutes and how do you make sure they are all on task? I usually give my class time on whiteboards on the carpet to have a go themselves and then consolidate but am thinking maybe they should actually move to try it, but worry that a number of them will take advantage as a moment to sit and do nothing!?