I'm on my final block placement at the moment, with a year 5 class. Overall, it's going very well and the children have produced a lot of good work, but I have to put a lot of effort in to actually get the class to contribute and some of the kids are quite lazy. Today, I was very nearly in tears during the last lesson of the day when I was teaching ICT, because I'd given the children a topic to research, I'd modelled exactly what to do, a lot of them were working far too slowly and worrying about the presentation of their work rather than the content, which I kept reminding them not to spend very long on because I'm more interested in what they write. There were two in the class who originally copied and pasted a few sentences from a website, deleted them and then at the end of the lesson, had just posted a web link on a powerpoint and written nothing. I did tell them several times throughout the lesson to get on and explained to that pair again, exactly what they had to do. I told them that if they didn't get on they'd have to spend Monday break doing the work and if they didn't get on, they'd be sent to the deputy head and they didn't pay a blind bit of notice. It's put me in a really bad mood and it did upset me. I know I shouldn't have shown it but I was nearly crying. I didn't realise that kids not working could give me that kind of reaction but they're not badly behaved kids. Maybe they're just lazy or afraid to put a bit of effort in. I always hate teaching ICT because the class does worry about the presentation of their work rather than the content so from now on, we'll just do plain word documents etc instead of powerpoint presentations. What else could I have done to make these kids work? The class teacher is off ill and so this class have tried to take advantage of that. I follow the school policies and try to be firm but fair, but they don't always listen and it infuriates me. If anyone has any tips for getting the kids to work faster or actually work in the first place, I really need them. This is the first time kids have refused to do work in one of my lessons, in any school I've taught on placement in. The kids didn't even apologise for their behaviour and didn't seem to care that their behaviour was bothering me. I was firm, without really shouting at them but it didn't make a difference. Please help! Also, if those two kids were in your class, how would you punish them? I've said they're staying in on Monday break to do their work but is that enough?