Hi I'm an NQT in year 1. This is my second week of teaching and I am struggling with dealing with the behaviour in my class. The children are getting worse everyday. I do star of the day, house points and I hand out lots of stickers for good sitting on the carpet and for good manners and work etc. I also do positivie reinforcement and try to make my voice low and deep and I try not to shout and instead I tell the chn I am very dissapointed and sad. I come across as a quiet person and I am not the most confident. I am trying my best to be firm with the chn but im now questioning whether I am infact being firm enough. We made rules for the water area yet the chn are always splashing outside the water tray and today chn were running around the class with water containers. I closed the water area. They were being silly with the laptops yesterday and so I took away the laptops. I praised and rewarded the chn who were playing nicely and told them they can have nice things to play with if they show me they can follow the rules. They are terrible with lining up and so I told them we are going to practise how to line up quietly but this hasn't really worked. I amh thinking of having a jar and adding marbles to it if the whole class line up quietly and then once they reach the top they will get a treat of their choice. There is continuous provision in my class and the noise gets far too loud. I struggle to hear the chn I am working with and I often stop them reminding them to use their indoor voice. I've tried putting on classical music whilst they are working/playing but their noise level drowns the music. Also, tidying up is proving to be a pain. They started off well but now they have become very lazy and they do not all help with tidying up. I tried putting on some music to help them tidy but then they just end up dancing and no tidying gets done. The chn are constantly fussing and shouting out and fidgeting and each day and they are pushing me more and more. I am starting to get very stressed and mad with them and I don't want to feel like this because then they will know that they have pushed my buttons. I really want to improve my behaviour management techniques. Please could anyone advice me on how I can get my year 1 chn to behave and how to tackle the noise issue. I had a placement during my pgce in year 1, however, it was during the summer term and so they were older and my behaviour management startegies worked with them but I am struggling with my current class.