At Barnfield, we are using the Zones of Regulation from Nursery to Year 6: an approach used to teach emotion identification and management though colours linked to Zones. We want children to understand their emotions better. In particular, we’d like children to be more empowered, more aware of their own emotions with the skills to manage themselves, whether that’s in school or out of school.
In each class, we teach children about the Zones of Regulation to understand their emotions and those of others. Each class also has its own display so that children are constantly supported to recognise their own emotions. Children are thenencouraged to reflect how they’re feeling and how they might get back to the Green Zone.
We’d like to encourage ours parents, carers and the community to also be involved. For it to work, we need it embedded in all areas and that includes home.
Here’s a video for more details.