Year 4...but everyone else at my school swears by them! In numeracy I give the input then set differentiated activities and the children can decide where to start (or I tell some of them) so "if you're feeling confident start on the blue section etc," or we have a lot of mixed ability pairings, so the children work together with just 1 partner. There is no "Ok the squares group - you won't understand the hard questions so make sure you start on the easy ones OK?" - because this is what grouping does isn't it? In literacy I let the children sit anywhere and just teach the lesson, my expectations are different and I will individually question children throughout the lesson but it's important for the LA children to hear the HA's talking about literacy and hearing them model work. Am I doing this right or should I just have table groups?