- I sing 'are you listening' or 'are we ready' and hopefully they reply 'yes we are'
- Count down from 5
- Bells - shake them and get children to put their hands in the air
- I clap 3 times, they copy and put their hands on their head so I know they're listening. Points to the first 3
Quite like the idea but not sure I want to use my voice to stop them, especially during group work! Maybe clapping is the best way to stop them AND save my voice! Maybe if they class got used to the clapping from the start and I make sure they do something like put their hands on their head it'll work better.
Still looking for ideas, any more suggestions?