When allocating pupils to our classes we always seek to create learning communities that are balanced and show an even mix with regard to:
Gender, Home Language, Ethnicity, Family groups, Friendship Groups and Prior Attainment.
In the EYFS and in KS 1 we deliver learning to whole classes, small groups and on a 1:1 basis as is most appropriate and most effective for our learners.
We set for some ‘guided’ work in English (daily Guided Reading and regular Guided Writing groups) and also for daily Phonics sessions. Our daily Maths lessons using the ‘Inspire’ programme are a mix of short whole class sessions, mixed ability pair work and individual assignment work.