Across the school, we use the 'Zones of Regulation' to help to improve and monitor the wellbeing of our pupils. This common language used in each class uses four colours to help the children to self-identify how they're feeling and categorise it based on a colour. In school we teach the children that every emotion you feel is okay, it's what you do when you're in each zone that we must learn to manage.
In Nursery and Reception classes the children are introduced to the concept of colour coding their emotions through the use of ‘The Colour Monster’ book. Each class has copies of this story and a display and use it regularly to talk about and name different emotions.
From Years 1-6 each class now has a Zones of Regulation display in their room and the staff and children are enjoying regularly checking which zone they are in. The classes are now working on a toolkit that they can use to help them self-regulate and get ‘back into green.
See below a document to an explanation of the four different coloured zones and an example check in and toolkit that you can try at home.