Welcome to Sparkwell Primary School's website
On this page you will find my blog which will be updated regularly with news and celebrations of our achievements. If you are looking to find out what each class has been up to then use the Class and Forest School tabs. I hope you enjoy exploring our website and please get in touch if you would like to visit or find out more about our lovely school. 
We currently have spaces in Year 6 only, you can contact Plymouth Admissions (01752 668000) for more information. If you are interested in applying for entry to school in September 2019 give us a call if you want to visit or have any questions. 

Francesca McLoughlin, Headteacher 


Read our Good Ofsted report here

New EYFS classroom

posted 15 Feb 2019, 03:47 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 15 Feb 2019, 04:03 ]

The builders have left today and we now have our new classroom extension! It is a great space overlooking the woods and I can't wait to see it in use. The hard work of moving (again!) is now ahead of us as we all change rooms.

MP visit

posted 8 Feb 2019, 08:28 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 8 Feb 2019, 08:28 ]

Today we welcomed our local MP Sir Gary Streeter to our school. The children gave him a guided tour, including our new classroom and then he spent an hour with Robins Class where they grilled him about the environment! He took away some questions to find answers to and was very impressed by the children's knowledge and enthusiasm.

Chinese New Year

posted 1 Feb 2019, 08:33 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 1 Feb 2019, 08:35 ]

Robins enjoyed an interesting visit from Grace who came to talk about Chinese New Year and the Spring Festival. They had a try at writing some Chinese characters too!

Musical moments

posted 30 Jan 2019, 12:17 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 4 Feb 2019, 01:51 ]

We have enjoyed two great musical performances this week, 'Mr Brass' with his family of brass instruments visited on Monday and some members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra played to us on Wednesday. They inspired us to make our own music!


Resilience in action!

posted 18 Jan 2019, 12:48 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 18 Jan 2019, 12:49 ]

Today we took a team of Year 5 & 6 from Owls Class to a school sports event at Clip 'n' Climb. They each did 3 challenges and I was impressed by both their skills and resilience, even when they thought it may be too tricky! 

Arts week

posted 17 Jan 2019, 02:06 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 17 Jan 2019, 02:06 ]

To celebrate receiving the Artsmark Silver Award, this week we have enjoyed an arts week. This has included visiting artists and lots of creative sessions, indoors and out. 



posted 21 Dec 2018, 02:15 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 21 Dec 2018, 02:15 ]

What a busy few weeks of Christmas festivities, with a party, Christingle service at church, trip to the Theatre Royal, Xmas dinner and our fabulous performance of Baboushka! Well done everyone and have a good rest!

Christmas art afternoon

posted 30 Nov 2018, 12:54 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 30 Nov 2018, 12:54 ]

It was great seeing so many parents in school to join in with making Xmas decorations on Friday. The children had a great time (although Kirsty's hoover had to do overtime!).

Children in Need

posted 16 Nov 2018, 11:59 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 16 Nov 2018, 12:00 ]

We had a fun day on Friday with rainbow mufti, Pudsey biscuits, a bring & buy sale and we even tried a sponsored silence! It was harder than we thought but Owls just managed the longest at 20 minutes! We also linked this to our 'respect' message and thought about some of the different children we would be helping. 

Judo Club

posted 28 Sep 2018, 13:13 by Francesca McLoughlin

The children enjoyed their start to Judo Club, thanks to Ross for his time! They quickly learned some new skills.

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