Broomfield Primary School will be participating in The Zones of Regulation Curriculum as a whole school approach to developing our awareness of emotions and our emotional regulation skills.
This approach was designed by Leah Kuypers, licensed occupational therapist, to help children gain skills in the area of self-regulation. Self-regulation can go by many names, such as self-control, self-management and impulse control. It is defined as the best state of alertness of both the body and emotions for the specific situation. For example, when a student plays on the playground or in a competitive game, it is beneficial to have a high state of alertness. However, the same state would not be appropriate in the library. The curriculum is designed to help children recognise when they are in the different zones as well as learn how to use strategies to change or stay in the zone they are in. In addition to addressing self-regulation, the students will gain an increased vocabulary of emotional terms, skills in reading other people's facial expressions, perspective about how others see and react to their behaviour, insight into events that trigger their behaviour, calming and alerting strategies and problem solving skills.
It is important to note that everyone experiences all of the zones - the Red and Yellow Zones are not the "bad" or "naughty" zones. All of the zones are expected at one time or another.
Parent Information Session on Wednesday 27th November at 7pm
Activities available include:
Yoga Grovettes: for girls between the ages of 8-12 with SEND
Drama Club: for boys between the ages of 8-12 with SEND
SNAPtastic: a group for families with children in Primary School who have SEND and their siblings
Stay 'n' Play: for families with children in Primary School who have SEND and their siblings
Sensorise: for families with children with complex SEND needs and their siblings
Parent Yoga and Coffee Mornings (grandparents are also welcome)
For younger siblings who may have their own SEND activities include:
SNAP on a Monday
Diddlies Holiday Sessions
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