Newsletter – 3 December

Message from the Headteacher

As I mentioned last week, we plan to introduce Zones of Regulation as a whole school resource to support children’s wellbeing. The Zones of Regulation is a complete social-emotional learning curriculum, created to teach children self-regulation and emotional control. It’s often taught in school settings but parents can use and teach the Zones of Regulation at home, too.

The Zones of Regulation uses 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. They learn different strategies to help them cope and manage their emotions based on which colour zone they’re in.

The green zone is used to describe when you’re in a calm state of alertness. Being in the yellow means you may feel frustrated, anxious or nervous. When a person reaches the red zone, they’re no longer able to control their emotions or reactions. The blue zone, on the other hand, is used when a person is feeling down – sad, sick, tired, or bored. You’re still in control, as you are in the yellow zone, but with low energy emotions.

Lessons also help children develop problem-solving skills, and become more attuned to how their actions affect other people.

In other news, members of our School Council discussed ways of explaining their role and promoting the work of the council, and Values Ambassadors designed a Raising Our Resilience poster.

The PTA has been busy planning and publicising the Christmas Fair on 11th December – do come along and help or visit with family and friends on the day. It looks like it’s going to be a great event!

Warm regards, Gillian Seymour

Upcoming Events

  • 6th Dec – flu immunization
  • Owls & Parrots Class Nativity on:
    • 13th Dec – 1.30pm dress rehearsal
    • 14th Dec – 9.15am Reception parents invited to watch
    • 15th Dec – 9.15am Year 1 parents invited to watch
    • 16th Dec – 9.15am – Year 2 parents invited to watch
  • 15th Dec – Christmas Lunch & wear your own jumper day
  • 17th Dec – Church Service (pupils only)

We are a nut free school.

Families please note that we are strictly a nut free school. Please ensure that no nut products are brought into school or included in packed lunches (even on school trips). Please also ensure that no nut products are consumed within the school grounds at any time of day. Thank you.