I don't care if I don't learn it/ What's the point? etc etc Any tips on how to deal with this (Years 4-6)? My theory is, try to tie it into something that's relevant to them, e.g. it will help you to do your own shopping/catch the bus on your own (if you're trying to teach numeracy). However, this is tricky when the subject is specialist, e.g. life cycle of plants! I was thinking of trying "Right, let's stop the lesson a minute and dream about all the jobs you might like to do when you get older," and then work backwards from that. However this is assuming some of the children helpfully say "I want to be a gardener." Which is unlikely.