At St Benedict’s, in KS1, we encourage children to use ‘The Incredible 5-point Scale’ to help regulate their emotions. Children who engage with this are able to use a calming sequence to help them stay in control. They develop an understanding that practising the sequence can help take their nerves down from a 5 to a 1 or 2.
The children might squeeze their hands and take a deep breath. Rub their head and then rub their legs. They will then repeat these four times.
You can learn more about this intervention and the lady who developed it using the link below: