Merry Christmas TESers, I was just after some advice about what is normal behaviour to expect in a Primary school from kids? I just finished my first term's PGCE placement in KS2 and feel pretty ragged. On reflection it felt like much of the term was spent responding to poor, disruptive, or non attentive behaviour. This seemed to be theme throughout the school. In the classroom: kids talking over teachers, throwing things around the room (pens, gluesticks), laughing when they got told off. No real culture of respect for adults. Still just about young enough to look sorry for themselves when they got sent out or (very rarely) given a breaktime detention, but nothing that would make any difference when they came back the next day, or even the next lesson. Outside the classroom, when you were away from the main corridor it was all kids running, banging doors, and sometimes fighting so it seemed to be a culture in the school. The teachers I saw who did keep order seemed to do so by being very cross and grumpy the moment they saw a child, and one or two of them went off with stress with no ETA for returning. I'm a bit bemused really. This isn't what I thought Primary would be like.