When a friend of mine was on placement, she had a hard time getting all the children’s attention. Her lecturer suggested this idea…
Explain to the class that for the day you will have a special command to grab everyone’s attention, and when they hear/see if everyone must stop what they are doing. Quickly brainstorm fun ways to grab attention for example, scratch your head and make a siren noise, make a wave noise etc. Choose the ‘naughtiest’ child’s idea. Whenever you want the children’s attention your guaranteed to get that naughtiest child’s attention first! If you have a topic/theme in the class try relate it to it.
Have a go at this and email me with more ideas!