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Resources and documents created or inspired by Olivia and Lisa from the Instagram Live Show #KeyStageCatchUp. Check out our instagrams @primaryteachuk and @yearthreeandme to see more!

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Resources and documents created or inspired by Olivia and Lisa from the Instagram Live Show #KeyStageCatchUp. Check out our instagrams @primaryteachuk and @yearthreeandme to see more!
The Regulation Collection
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The Regulation Collection

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The entire regulation collection to download: BUYING THIS BUNDLE SAVES 33% Resilience cards Transition arrows Body mapping cards with recovery map Entrance check in FREE Breathing exercises FREE Emotions fan FREE Calm corner bunting FREE List of fiddle tools Self-Regulation is the ability to recognise and manage emotions and resulting behaviors in different settings and activities. Children who learn to self-regulate their emotions can make friends more easily, relate more successfully with peers and adults, cope with disappointment better and are less impulsive. Within the classroom, if a child can self-regulate more effectively they are less likely to show signs of distressed behaviour. We have created this resource collection to help teach self-regulation within your classroom. Across the collection we have used a child friendly font that is suitable for all children and young people within education. In our own classrooms, we teach writing in precursive font, however we knew this inclusion collection would be to support emotional literacy rather than writing, so we stuck to a print font to make it more visually accessible for everyone. Some of these resources have been in the making for over 2 years! Olivia started creating these resources when working down south in her Year 2 class. She started sharing pictures of her hand drawn regulation resources on her Instagram account back in 2019! Since then, the resources have been adapted as more research came out and as her professional development grew. Now with Lisa, the resources have been made to a higher, digital quality making them more accessible for teachers to print for the whole class, particular children, send home to parents, give copies to 1:1 teachers, etc. Each download comes with a how-to-use guide and includes FAQs relevant to each resource. For more ideas and related content, please follow: @keystagecatchup @yearthreeandme - Lisa @primaryteachuk - Olivia
Body Mapping and Recovery Mat
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Body Mapping and Recovery Mat

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Body mapping cards and matching recovery mat What is ‘body mapping’? Body mapping cards are a useful tool used to help children to: name their emotions understand their emotions how these emotions affect their bodies strategies they can use to get back to a comfortable state Quite often a child is showing distressed behaviour because they don’t understand their emotions or how to manage these. This can be very overwhelming. Do these cards work? Yes! There is lots of research and evidence into the success of teaching children how to understand and name their emotions. We have found emotion resources an invaluable tool in the classroom and for sending home to support parents. These cards work best when modelled frequently by the adults and the matching vocabulary is used consistently. The Recovery Mat: (matching resource) After a behavioural incident in the classroom, it’s important for the children involved to have a recovery meeting with an adult to talk through the event. In this meeting you can discuss what strategies they could use in the future to prevent a repeat incident and how to amend the current incident. This recovery mat is an A4 printable which is easy to grab and gives you both visuals and discussion prompts to make your recovery meeting as successful as possible. Each download comes with a how-to-use guide and includes FAQs relevant to each resource. For more ideas and related content, please follow: @keystagecatchup @yearthreeandme - Lisa @primaryteachuk - Olivia Please note: this resource and all hand-drawn illustrations are covered by the Teaching Resource Licence. This means you may only provide the licensed material to those students you teach in any medium or format for the purpose of educating them and/or their private study.
Remote Resilience Slides
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NEW! FREE! Remote Resilience Slides A remote learning edition of our Resilience Cards. What are remote resilience slides? These cards are the perfect prompts to get your class talking about their emotions, friendships, likes, dislikes, strengths and more, all while building their resilience during remote learning. How do I use these resilience slides? We know that lots of teachers have been missing having catch ups and check ins with their class. We’re hoping these resilience slides will help you have a meaningful discussion with your class remotely. They will help children discuss and identify how they’re feeling and find the positives during lockdown. Choose one slide to be the focus of a discussion lasting as long as you want. We are suggesting using these during any live teaching sessions you are delivering to bring the bubble in school and the children at home together or to set as a discussion focus for families at home. You can give a response too as modelling your thought process will help the children think in that mindset too. Children may discuss back to the class, submit their response privately to you or just have their conversation at home. Top tip: Have one of these slides on screen share for as your children join the live lesson. This way you can get everything sorted for the lesson and the children are engaged while waiting for everyone to join. There are 24 slides in total and we’ve grouped each card by: thumbs up stars friends school hearts emotions If you enjoy this resource then you may wish to check out our larger resilience card collection made specifically for the classroom as part of our larger Regulation Collection - available on TES. All images used are illustrated by Lisa @yearthreeandme Please note: this resource and all hand-drawn illustrations are covered by the Non -Derivate Licence. This means you may only provide the licensed material to those students you teach in any medium or format for the purpose of educating them and/or their private study.
Breathing Exercises
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Breathing exercises We have created 4, effective breathing exercises for your class to learn. The High Five Breathing and the Body Breathing can be completed with or without the instruction card. The Bumblebee Breathing and the Windmill Breathing will need either the instruction card or a windmill prop to complete the exercise. It’s important to mention the word ‘breathing’ in the title of each breathing exercise to make it explicit to the children what we want them to do. These are most effective when modelled to the class alongside the emotions you might feel when needing to use them. Introduce one exercise at a time so that children understand and remember it enough so they can perform it even when in crisis. The 4 breating exercises: High Five Breathing Body Breathing Bumblebee Breathing Windmill Breathing Each download comes with a how-to-use guide and includes FAQs relevant to each resource. For more ideas and related content, please follow: @keystagecatchup @yearthreeandme - Lisa @primaryteachuk - Olivia Please note: this resource and all hand-drawn illustrations are covered by the non-derivative license which means you may only use the content as it appears and in full (you cannot partially use it, or change it).
Resilience Cards
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Resilience Cards

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Resilience Cards What are resilience cards? These cards are the perfect prompts to get your class talking about their emotions, friendships, likes, dislikes, strengths and more, all while building their resilience. How do I use these resilience cards? Cut the cards up so you have a mystery deck. Choose one card a day to be the focus of a 5-10 minute class discussion. This could be in the morning, after lunch or even before hometime to bring the class together. The teacher and other adults in the room should give a response too. Modelling your thought process will help the children think in that mindset too. Children may discuss with a partner or sit in a circle and each share their own idea. There are cards in total and we’ve grouped each card by: thumbs up stars friends school hearts emotions We’ve also provided blank templates should you wish to create your own. Each download comes with a how-to-use guide and includes FAQs relevant to each resource. For more ideas and related content, please follow: @keystagecatchup @yearthreeandme - Lisa @primaryteachuk - Olivia Please note: this resource and all hand-drawn illustrations are covered by the Teaching Resource Licence. This means you may only provide the licensed material to those students you teach in any medium or format for the purpose of educating them and/or their private study.
Transition Arrows
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Transition Arrows

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Transition Arrows We have created 14 versions of this transition arrow in different colours so that you can choose the arrow that matches the need. The class might choose their favourite, or if used with a specific child, they may wish to choose their own. What is a transition? A transition is the middle bit between the end of one activity and the start of another. In terms of transitions in schools, these moments of time are usually where children need to self-regulate while readying themselves for the next instruction from an adult. School transitions can be split up into smaller groups which we talk about more within our ‘Transition Arrow’ resource. There are two main ways to use this transition arrow. The first is as a lanyard visual cue. The second is as a personal tracker. Each download comes with a how-to-use guide and includes FAQs relevant to each resource. For more ideas and related content, please follow: @keystagecatchup @yearthreeandme - Lisa @primaryteachuk - Olivia Please note: this resource and all hand-drawn illustrations are covered by the Teaching Resource Licence. This means you may only provide the licensed material to those students you teach in any medium or format for the purpose of educating them and/or their private study.
Entrance Check In Buttons
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Entrance Check In Buttons

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Entrance check in buttons: These buttons have been designed to be used as a morning check in for children. This helps children take ownership of their emotions and choose the appropriate strategies if needed. This is also an effective way for teachers to discreetly acknowledge how their class is feeling as they come into school. Emotions are not always apparent by their body language. Certain emotions may require some additional support from the adults to regulate. This resource comes in 3 variations. We have chosen the same colours as the body mapping cards so that children are building upon and using the same understanding across the resources but in different situations. The variations include: 6 blank, coloured buttons 6 coloured buttons with matching emotion vocabulary 6 coloured buttons with matching emotion faces Lisa’s set up suggestions: You could put them on the door so it’s there when the children come through the door each morning. I stand by the classroom door already so I can greet the children in Makaton. I will now ask the children after they’ve signed to tap the button to show how they’re feeling that morning. You could take a mental note and be making actions in your head to address particular check ins later rather than in front of everyone at that moment. I suggest you establish a signal when introducing the daily check in system for the first time. This signal will let the child know that you’ve acknowledged their emotions and you’ll talk about it when appropriate. You can also print the entire check in collection and stack each colour button from each set to make a visual learning resource. Children will learn to associate and use the colours, vocabulary and visuals. Olivia’s set up suggestions: For KS1 teachers, I would suggest using the emotion faced versions of the check in buttons rather than the words to help the child visual and understand the colour associations. Or if you prefer the button with the emotion words, you can add sound buttons to help children read the words. I would model these emotions during my literacy lessons when reading a story that features a character who goes through changes in emotion. I will stick a set of the entrance check in buttons on my whiteboard so I can point to them or stick relevant resources around them. “I can tell that our character, Erin has gone from being excited to being quite blue and worried.” This will help show children that experiencing a range of emotions is OK and common! Each download comes with a how-to-use guide and includes FAQs relevant to each resource. For more ideas and related content, please follow: @keystagecatchup @yearthreeandme - Lisa @primaryteachuk - Olivia Please note: this resource and all hand-drawn illustrations are covered by the non-derivative license which means you may only use the content as it appears and in full (you cannot partially use it, or change it).
Praise Phrase Spinning Wheel
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Praise Phrase Spinning Wheel

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Add some mystery to your praise phrase selection with this spinning wheel selector. Use this in the classroom to make saying “well done” more fun and engaging. This is an additional download to our popular praise phrase cards. You guys asked, we’ve created! What a fantastic idea to turn the praise phrases into a spinning wheel to help select which praise phrase you will reward your class. This resource can be printed as A4 for a smaller behaviour management tool or A3 for a dramatic display piece. Cut out the wheel, arrow of your choice and a split pin before constructing. Praise phrases are a fun and engaging way to celebrate a child making a good choice. It is more exciting than just saying Well Done as with a praise phrase, the rest of the class get to join in with giving the praise. These praise phrases were inspired by Olivia and Lisa’s Live Show the *Key Stage Catch Up. * Watch it here! For more ideas and related content, please follow: @yearthreeandme - Lisa @primaryteachuk - Olivia **Please note: this resource and all hand-drawn illustrations are covered by the N-D license which means you may only use the content as it appears and in full (you cannot partially use it, or change it). **
Praise Phrase Randomiser
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Add some mystery to your praise phrase selection with this Powerpoint presentation. Use this in the classroom to make saying Well Done more fun and engaging. This is an additional download to our popular praise phrase cards. What a fantastic idea to turn the praise phrase cards into an interactive PowerPoint. Thank you to @missrobertsandheradventures for coming up with the brilliant idea of adding a randomiser button so that you can use this as a mystery behaviour management tool in your classroom. We have added the praise phrase instruction in the notes section of the PowerPoint so that the title and illustration can take the full glory on each slide. This PowerPoint features a randomising ‘macro’ and it may require your approval upon opening the resource. Due to the coding of this, the ‘randomiser’ often starts with ‘Tree-mendous’ as the default praise phrase. Please simply press the green play button at the bottom to move onto another random praise phrase. Praise phrases are a fun and engaging way to celebrate a child making a good choice. It is more exciting than just saying Well Done as with a praise phrase, the rest of the class get to join in with giving the praise. These praise phrases were inspired by Olivia @primaryteachuk and Lisa’s @yearthreeandme Live Show the *Key Stage Catch Up. *Watch here Please note: this resource is covered by the N-D license which means you may only use the content as it appears and in full (you cannot partially use it, or change it).
Praise Phrase Visuals
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Praise Phrase Visuals

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What is a praise phrase? Praise phrases are a fun and engaging way to celebrate a child making a good choice. It is more exciting than just saying Well Done as with a praise phrase, the rest of the class get to join in with giving the praise. This pack includes twenty Praise Phrase posters with hand-drawn illustrations. They come in a display poster size as well as a smaller set that can be used on a lanyard or book ring for child use. These praise phrases were inspired by Olivia and Lisa’s Live Show the Key Stage Catch Up. Please note: this resource is covered by the N-D license which means you may only use the content as it appears and in full (you cannot partially use it, or change it).
Using Fiddle Tools
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Using Fiddle Tools

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Using Fiddle Tools In this download you will find information on how to use fiddle tools within your classroom and some of the different fiddle tools you can buy or make. What is a fiddle tool? Fiddle tools are self-regulation resources to help with attention, focus, calming, and active listening. Fidget tools can come in all different shapes, sizes, and textures. What is a fiddle tool? Fiddle tools are self-regulation resources to help with attention, focus, calming, and active listening. Fidget tools can come in all different shapes, sizes, and textures. **When talking about fiddle tools, we think of 2 categories. ** Purpose bought fiddle tools: Things like glitter wands, oil timers and clicker boxes. These are typically bright colours and quite obvious when in use. Not to mention the price tag attached. **Common household/classroom items that can function as a fiddle tool: ** Things like maths cubes, LEGO pieces and ‘clicky’ pens. These are often more discreet and FREE as you’ll most likely already have them around the house/classroom. We like having both types of fiddle tools. Different points of the day and different children respond differently to each tool. Try and find what works best for your class. No one knows your children better than you! Each download comes with a how-to-use guide and includes FAQs relevant to each resource. For more ideas and related content, please follow: @keystagecatchup @yearthreeandme - Lisa @primaryteachuk - Olivia **Please note: this resource and all hand-drawn illustrations are covered by the non-derivative license which means you may only use the content as it appears and in full (you cannot partially use it, or change it). **
Calm Corner Bunting
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Calm Corner Bunting

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Calm Corner Bunting Use this display bunting to show the children and other adults where the designated calm space is for all children to access. What is a calm corner? A calm corner is a chosen space within your classroom. The purpose of a calm corner is to help encourage self-regulation while keeping children in the classroom. Calm corners are not a place to send distressed children as a consequence. It should be a place the child chooses to go to feel better. Calm corners are private enough to allow the student some quiet time while still being within eyesight of an adult so they know they are safe. Setting up the calm corner: In a classroom, a small, quiet space away from the rest of the room is ideal. You can make this area comfortable with soft furnishing like beanbags and pillows (please take government guidance into consideration when reading these suggestions). A small table is also ideal to lay out some useful resources. Adding a covering (roof) and peaceful lighting is also a nice way to make the calm corner feeling more comforting. Using the calm corner: Teachers need to introduce and model the use of the calm corner. Let the children know it is not for children who are “in trouble”. It is a space for everyone. As the year goes on, only the children who really need it will go into that area. Typically, after 5-10 minutes in the calm corner, children might be ready to join back in with the class. Each download comes with a how-to-use guide and includes FAQs relevant to each resource. For more ideas and related content, please follow: @keystagecatchup @yearthreeandme - Lisa @primaryteachuk - Olivia Please note: this resource and all hand-drawn illustrations are covered by the non-derivative license which means you may only use the content as it appears and in full (you cannot partially use it, or change it).
Emotion Fan
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Emotion Fan

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Emotion Fan What is an emotion fan? This emotions fan covers the different emotions that our children might experience. This helps children visualise these emotions and put a name to them. The emotions we have included are: happy, excited, calm, OKAY, sleepy, unsure, sad, worried, nervous, fidget, silly, anxious, scared and angry. We have also included a blank template for if you wish to include more emotions. How do I use this emotion fan? A child can use this emotion fan in discussion with an adult or use it as a non-verbal method to communicate how they’re feeling. Teachers can also use it to show and explain the child’s emotions they might be feeling in a particular moment. “I can tell that you’re really calm at the moment.” or “Ooh, I can see that you’re getting fidgety, what could we do to help that?” Depending on how advanced your class is with their emotional literacy journey, you may wish to only start with a few emotions on the fan and then build it up one at a time as your class becomes ready. Having too many emotions to choose from straight away may be not useful to a child. Thank you @spectrumpatronum: This emotions fan resource was inspired by a free Widget download Sammie (@spectrumpatronum) shared on her Instagram. Sammie is a SEND teacher and shares lots of brilliant resources on her website. Thank you Sammie for the inspiration! Each download comes with a how-to-use guide and includes FAQs relevant to each resource. For more ideas and related content, please follow: @keystagecatchup @yearthreeandme - Lisa @primaryteachuk - Olivia Please note: this resource and all hand-drawn illustrations are covered by the non-derivative license which means you may only use the content as it appears and in full (you cannot partially use it, or change it).