St Mary's C of E

Primary School Moston

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Zones of Regulation

Zones of Regulation

In school we have introduced the children the Zones of Regulation. This is to help them to recognise their emotions and to give them strategies to help regulate their feelings.

The Zones of Regulation is based around the use of four colours to help children self-identify how they’re feeling and categorise it based on colour. The curriculum also helps children better understand their emotions, sensory needs and thinking patterns. The children learn different strategies to cope and manage their emotions based on which colour zone they’re in. Additionally, the Zones of Regulation helps children to recognise their own triggers, learn to read facial expressions, develop problem-solving skills, and become more attuned to how their actions affect other people.

Here are the zones the children have been introduced to:


Green: you are ‘good to go!’ – You are regulated.

Yellow: slow down or take warning- You are overwhelmed.

Red: stop and regain control- You are dysregulated.

Blue: the rest area when you are tired and need to recharge. - You are Lethargic.


It is important for the children to know that there is no ‘bad’ Zone. Everyone experiences all of the zones at different times and in different circumstances. We cannot change the way