Category Archives: Headteacher’s Blog

Home Learning Activities

All home learning activities for this period of Lockdown will be shared via Seesaw by your child’s class teacher.  You can, however, revisit some of the activities blogged during previous lockdown.  Our ‘For parents section’ also has lots of useful websites and links including Education Scotland’s complex hub page.  If there is anything else we can provide you with for home, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Challenge for Prize-giving

Good morning everyone

Mrs Gribben is very excited because it is Health and Prize-giving week from Monday 22nd June onwards.   All of our staff hope you join in with all of the fun activities that our staff have planned for you which will be uploaded to the blog, facebook page and Twitter feed.

For prize-giving I have a special challenge:

Challenge for prizegiving

It would be great if you could display your star in your window.  Mrs Gribben and Mrs Bennett will be visiting everyone to give out certificates on the following days:

Monday – Skye Class

Tuesday – Lewis Class

Wednesday – Mull Class

Thursday – Jura Class

Friday – Arran and Bute Class


50 Things to do when school is not available – Challenge 7

Good morning everyone,

Sending you all a great big virtual ‘hello’ and hugs.

I have uploaded our next whole school challenge below.  It is national outdoors day and even though it is raining outside, it is still important for us all to get our daily dose of fresh air.  The challenge this week is simple, just go for a walk as a family or if you are shielding get out for a drive in the car with the windows down to experience the fresh air.

The staff are also doing their own challenge this week of collecting donations for the food bank.   So if you are walking past a shop, church or hub that is providing food donations, you may want to pop in and donate an item.  Every donation, no matter whether it is small or big will help to make a difference.



50 Things To Do when school is not available – challenge 6

Challenge 6

Good morning everyone,

You may have seen or heard in social media that some schools are planning a ‘uniform day’ on Friday.  As this would be confusing to our children and young people, one of our mum’s has come up with an alternative idea which is one of Haysholm’s favourites!  We all love a pyjama day and have had such good fun in school before carrying out activities in our PJs.  Therefore on Friday 15th May, our teachers blogs will focus on activities linked to a PJ whole community event.

Remember it’s up to you whether you choose to take part or not.  All our teachers will be working from home in their PJ’s, myself included : )) so if you can … share photos via Facebook, Twitter or to the number you have and we can have a giggle #fun and #wellbeing.


50 Things to do when school is not available.

Thank you to every single one of our parents/carers who sent a ‘hello’ photograph or video, our staff loved the video compilation that was put together.  Needless to say there were quite a few tears.  Every single one of us miss not being at school so it’s important that we #stayconnected as best as we can.

We are all trying our best to think of ways in which we can support you and your child.  Please, please let us know if there is anything you would like us to do in particular.  I’m amazed at the creativity of our parents so if you have an idea that you would like to share, please contact me on the mobile number provided.

Here is Challenge number 4.  I have attached 2 links to use, one that tells you what to do and one that provides your child with a choice of activities.  Remember you can involve brothers/sisters etc.

I hope you enjoy taking part and remember to share those photographs or videos.

Outside challenge


50 Things to do when school is not available

Hi everyone!

We are missing you all so the first thing I want to do is to send a great big virtual hug. 

You should have now all received Challenge 3 on the Groupcall messaging service. Thank you to the parents/carers who have already responded …

Hopefully I will be able to share what you have all been up to soon with our staff team

#excited #stayingconnected

Sharing Photos

Loving all of these super photographs and videos, thank you for sending and keep sharing either via email, facebook or if you tweet @hayshom when you are tweeting.  It’s important for us all to stay connected with each other during these challenging times.  All of the staff are really enjoying seeing the photographs so a big thank you!

It will also help with the ‘smiling therapy’ x