Hi! What stage do you have? I have p2 and they always want to tell me things or out their hand up. I usually just say put your hand down or I've not asked a question so you can out your hand down just now. I feel quite mean sometimes but we would never get anything done otherwise. I am finding the same with the noise issues too and it's hard in p2 to get them to work quietly. I have a bell that I ring if it's too noisy which is a signal for them to stop. I do have to ring it often but hopefully it will pay off soon! If you have a young class you could always have a teddy that is looking to reward children who are working quietly. You could have a TAT (tiny achievable target) too and start of low with something like working quietly for 5 mins and really reward children who do this. Then increase the time slowly. If you have table points you could award tables points for quiet tables which gives you the peer pressure element too. I give a trophy to the table of the week and cushions for them to sit n which they love. It's hard trying to be positive all the time but most children hopefully respond to it. Last year in my p6 class if they were talking when working and I caught them, they had to have a good reason why. That worked too as they didn't like being asked why in front of everyone. Hope that helps a bit!