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Zones of Regulation

At Grange Primary Academy we use the Zones of Regulation programme to support children with their emotional understanding and self regulation.


What Are Zones Of Regulation?

The Zones is a systematic, cognitive behavioural approach used to teach selfregulation by categorising all the different ways we feel and states of alertness we experience into four concrete coloured zones. The Zones framework provides strategies to teach our children to become more aware of and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, manage their sensory needs, and improve their ability to problem solve conflicts. In every class during each term, the children explore calming techniques, cognitive strategies, and sensory supports so they will have a toolbox of methods to use in order to move between zones. To summarise, Zones of Regulation is a programme that aims to help children notice the emotion they are feeling and then regulate themselves if they are feeling uncomfortable.

The Zones

The programme starts by helping children to identify which zone an emotion or feeling fits in to.

The Four Zones

The Red Zone is used to describe extremely heightened states of alertness and intense emotions.

The Yellow Zone is also used to describe a heightened state of alertness and elevated emotions. However, one has more control when they are in the Yellow Zone.

The Green Zone is used to describe a calm state of alertness. This is the zone where optimal learning occurs. (All children can achieve high standards)

The Blue Zone is used to describe low states of alertness and down feelings.


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Further information can been found in the resources below.

What is the Blue Zone?

What is the Green Zone?

What is the Red Zone?

What is the Yellow Zone?

Chart for placing tools in each colour.

My calming sequence.

Times when you are in each zone.

Zones of Regulation tools.

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