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25th February 2014
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to the second half of the Spring term! I hope everyone has had a safe and happy holiday even if it didn’t snow!
We welcome Miss Claire Spelman to school – she will be teaching Yr3 Hawthorn.
Tameside Local Authority has been given notice of a Focussed Ofsted Inspection. There will be at least 20 schools inspected in Tameside during March and we expect to be one of them. We will let you know when we receive notice of the inspections.
During Parents Meetings Evenings on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th March there will be an opportunity for parents to fill in the Ofsted online survey. Please record your views about school.
There are lots of exciting events happening this half term, please check the school calendar. A few highlights are:
The Travelling Book Fair is in school in the Lower School Library from Wednesday 26th February to Wednesday 5th March. Come and have a look.
Parents Meetings Week (Yrs 1-
World Book Week and World Book Day March 6th
Dowson Book Day Friday 7th March. Prizes for the best costumes will be awarded.
Dowson Ground Force morning Saturday 8th March 10am – 12.30pm.
Hyde Schools Have Talent Wednesday 12th March at 6.30pm in Hyde Town Hall.
Reception are going to Beeston Castle on March 14th.
Thank you for your continued support:
the children look very smart.
our Attendance figures are good – 96.8%.
please encourage them to do their homework.
It’s getting lighter and warmer! Time to make the most of our wonderful grounds!
To help raise money for Sport relief we are having a dress down day on Friday 21st March.
Bring in £1 and come to
school dressed in your sports clothes.
Wristband will also be on sale for £1.