Zones of Regulation and Self -Regulation

The SEND and Inclusion team are continuing working with children on the Zones of Regulation into the spring term.

By now some of you may have heard your children talking about coloured zones related to their emotions, or practicing their breathing techniques.

We have learnt how to categorise our emotions. We have thought about triggers for ourselves and others. We have been learning how to understand how the environment can affect our thoughts and feelings and are now learning how to bring ourselves back to a calm and focused state, so we are ready to learn, play and share (green zone).

We are learning a wider range of exercises that can up regulate and downregulate our systems to move us back to the green zone, which is where we want to be most of the time.

Over the last couple of weeks, children from Rauf, Rosen and Coelho classes have shared some of their favourite activities with the rest of school.
These include; lift breathing, 5,4,3,2,1, and pulse breathing.
Children are practicing a range of these activities across the school day to help with transitions and other pinch points.

A recent pupil survey highlighted that pupils really enjoyed this work and felt the Zones assemblies and activities were helping them understand, communicate and manage their emotions more effectively. Go Team trinity!

The Zones of Regulation is researched tool that helps children recognise and manage their mental health. The school has introduced this as a systemic offer for all pupils.

In addition to this, we continue to work with an independent Occupational Therapist to strengthen our universal offer in supporting regulation. Teachers recently received sensory processing training and will be developing regulation stations in their classrooms over the next half term.

The Zones of Regulation Glossary – what words like green zone mean.

The Zones of Regulation Visual Poster