Hi, I have taught nursery for the past 3 years and have just started in a small reception class. The headteacher has told me this week that she will be observing me teaching a group writing task in 2 weeks time. We have just started phase 2 phonics this week and the children are making good progress however there is a big difference between the top of the class (beginning to write words) and the bottom (still struggling to recognise or write any sounds at all including those in their name). I am sure by the time I get to the observation however the children will have made even more progress. I am unsure what to do as a lesson as i want to show that I am catering for all the children's needs. I was thinking about creating a hungry caterpillar shopping list or a class book. My headteacher says she would like to see small groups (3-4 children) grouped by their ability. I've ended up getting myself completely muddled over the whole thing. Any help welcome particularly any advice as to what people do in their own settings at this point in the year. Do you work in groups this early on? Or do you wait till later in the year? Those people who do start straight off - what sort of activities would you suggest? Thanks!