Hi, I'm an NQT with a year 5 class and the last few weeks their behaviour has really deteriorated. There was a boy in my class who was, according to SLT, the most troubled boy in the school. A lot of time and energy went in to him, and I put the general poor behaviour of the rest of the class down to the fact that he was taking up an awful lot of my energy. He has been moved to the other class, but despite my best efforts, the general behaviour of the rest of the class is still deteriorating. As individuals, they are all lovely. But as a class, they are quite frankly horrible. They are very talkative during lessons, and I have put some things into place to reduce this, including putting them on a whole class behaviour report. The main problems seems to be occurring at break and lunch times though. They have been fighting, arguing and just generally being horrible to each other. When I spoke to them about it today, they said they don't respect each other, and they're going to end up with no friends by the end of the year. This only baffles me further! If they know that they are being horrible to each other, why carry on?! I've told them I don't expect them all to be best friends, but that it takes much less energy to be civil to each other than it does to be nasty. But they carry on. We even had the head in a couple of weeks to go to talk to them about their behaviour. I am just at a loss of what to do. Especially when the worst of the behaviour happens in "their own time". They have suggested I take their golden time away (which I do, to no avail), and take their break times and lunch times away. But I don't think that will solve the problem. How do I get them to be civil towards each other outside of the classroom? And ensure that we have a suitable working environment? Parents are telling me their children don't want to come into school, because of the behaviour of other children in our class! Thank you in advance!!