Ashburnham Road, Penenden Heath, Maidstone, ME14 2JG

01622 763297

office@sandling.kent.sch.uk

Miss C Coombes

Sandling Primary School

We learn together - We achieve together - We have fun together

Remote Learning

Welcome to the Sandling Primary Schools remote learning page where you will find all of the information you need. Whilst we are in these uncertain times of learning, either at home or school, we aim to continue to provide a high quality learning experience for our pupils and hope that you can support us in this. Remote learning may be for those at home isolating, for those whose bubble has closed or if there is a national lockdown. As a school, we are using Microsoft Teams as an effective tool to offer live lessons and story time. During remote learning we will also use Microsoft Teams to provide hard copies of work and record the live lessons so that you can access them at any time during the week.


Suggested tips for how to Manage Remote Learning

  1. Start the day properly: get dressed and have breakfast;
  2. Create a timetable and stick to it. Routine is very important for all of us;
  3. Make sure your timetable includes breaks and time for play. Try have breaks in the fresh air even if it's by an open window;
  4. Stay properly hydrated through the day by drinking lots of water;
  5. If your child is accessing work on Microsoft Teams make sure they are ready in the lobby before the live lesson begins;
  6. You should build in time for some physical exercise. The Body Coach, Joe Wicks has video sessions on YouTube. If your child finds it difficult to calm down after this kind of activity, try mindful colouring (you can download colouring pages from many websites) and listening to calming music for 15 minutes;
  7. Limit screen time when your child is not in live lessons and make sure you have the appropriate settings on your child’s device;
  8. At the end of the day, reflect on all the positive things your children have achieved and praise them for it. Share it with family, friends and email teachers using the class email address;
  9. Mental health is extremely important. Listen to your children and remember the importance of fun and creative activities. Young Minds https://youngminds.org.uk/ website has some tips for parents;
  10. This is a really great time to read some books and share the stories with your children.