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Year 6 poor behaviour.

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Justtoobad Sat 28-Jun-14 19:51:35

I did cover for a year 6 class (their teacher is the DH) and their rudeness and behaviour was shocking.... Not in a throwing chairs or anything, but blatant chatting whilst I was waiting/wanting to give instruction, then they answered me back, shouting back at me saying things like 'oh do you know my name?; We fold our arms when the teacher wants us quiet (with a particular snarl); don't give him a warning he didn't do anything'.
So, I raised my voice tremendously, slammed my folder down and gave them what for. Sent one boy out who carried on answering me back, threatened to report to the head teacher and phone home etc.
got their attention, set them on their task, things were better, but observing their behaviour it was still not to my standard. I think though it was 'usual' for the school/class teacher.
I'm visiting the school as part of our academy integration, so have been teaching some time.
An I being precious?

CharlesRyder Sat 28-Jun-14 20:09:16

Well, you know Y6 are too big for their boots at this time of year.

Do you know the teacher? Is he one of those matey types who lets them be too equal to him? Or maybe tried so hard to be 'cool' that he hasn't ever sat on them?

Smartiepants79 Sat 28-Jun-14 20:15:17

I'd have done the same thing.
Our yr 6 kids are being obnoxious at the moment. Particularly for anyone new.
They have a job share, one of the teachers is much stronger than the other. The 'weaker' one had a shit day this week with tantrums and aggressive behaviour, it was shocking. They were angels for the other one.
I teach them one afternoon a week and they know better than to try that shit with me. I've taught them since they were 4 and I'm mean!
They are all pushing their boundaries at the moment. I bet they are a different lot with their regular teacher.

Justtoobad Sat 28-Jun-14 20:16:07

I think he's one of those who are too matey and see them as 'well they're year 6 so top of school etc' (they were a kin to my year 11s), he also seemed rather 'busy' to worry about back chat.

Justtoobad Sat 28-Jun-14 20:17:47

To add to 'smartie' - they were pretty bad with the teacher, I observed him in the morning.

CharlesRyder Sat 28-Jun-14 20:23:19

taught them since they were 4

Love that!

Do you do the whole 'I remember you in short pants, Billy Jones!' <paddington stare> thing?

I love being an old battle axe teacher- best thing about getting old!

Smartiepants79 Sat 28-Jun-14 20:23:51

Well, more fool him.
They are in for a rude awakening in September!
The behaviour of one of ours this week would probably have got him suspended at secondary and my deputy head told his mother that. She was rather shocked.
They'll learn!

Justtoobad Sat 28-Jun-14 20:40:24

That's the thing in our secondary they would be in internal exclusion just for answering me back.
Yes to the battle axe smile

CharlesRyder Sun 29-Jun-14 17:07:52

smartie if 79 is your birthdate we are the same age and my DS is 4 in August and we are both scary teachers... are you me? grin

zingally Mon 30-Jun-14 19:36:24

Year 6 are notoriously shitty this time of year! Only this afternoon I heard a teacher tell a Year 6 lad "you won't last 5 minutes at secondary school if you behave like this!"

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