I'm FS/KS1 trained and have been doing supply since September both through an agency and through the LEA. Until yesterday i had only done supply work up to year 3..but then my agency called me yesterday morning completely desperate and needing me to do a morning in year 5. So i (reluctantly) agreed..and then was called again this morning to go back to the same class. They were a very loud, noisy class (staff assured me they are always loud but even more so at the moment as they havent had a regular teacher for a few weeks.)..anyway i just felt compeltely out of my depth and really struggled to get them quiet/get them to listen/concentrate etc. I just felt like i had absolutely no idea what strategies to use! The school had no House point/team point/golden time chart etc. I was told that for poor behaviour to write their names on the board. If they get 2 warnings they lose their "merit" for the week (none of them seemed that bothered by the threat of this!) so i would like to know..what behaviour management strategies are used/work well in upper KS2 incase i get asked to do it again! I feel i have lots of ideas for young children and i know how to get their attention and get them to listen..but upper KS2 seemed so different! Every time i raised my voice or gave them my "stern" look...i could get them quiet...give them a "talking to" and then the second i stopped talking they just started again! (very loud!) Other than threatening loss of breaktime/lunch time/visit to the headteacher/name on the board..what else can i do to get their attention/realise that i mean business!? Maybe this was just a generally difficult class but i would like to feel a bit more prepared in the future!