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 2020 give us a call if you want to visit or have any questions. 

Francesca McLoughlin, Headteacher 


Easter holiday 5th-22nd April

What happens to our waste?

posted 22 Mar 2019, 10:28 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 22 Mar 2019, 10:29 ]

The Eco Rangers visited the Energy from Waste plant in Devonport to find out what happens to the rubbish that can't be recycled. It was a fascinating visit and we learned a lot. The amount of rubbish reminded us how important it is to recycle whenever possible. It wasn't as smelly as some us expected!

Marine champions

posted 21 Mar 2019, 12:38 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 21 Mar 2019, 12:39 ]

Our group of KS2 eco-rangers had a good day at Wembury Beach, learning more about the effects of climate change and plastic pollution on our oceans and the animals and plants within them. 

Stover Park Adventure

posted 20 Mar 2019, 13:25 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 20 Mar 2019, 13:25 ]

Hedgehogs Class enjoyed their first big outing and went to find out more about Springtime at Stover Country Park. It was a great day and we loved feeding the ducks, making a den and watching the squirrels come to eat the crumbs we dropped at lunchtime!

Marine Biologists

posted 13 Mar 2019, 11:53 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 13 Mar 2019, 11:53 ]

5 of our Year 4 children enjoyed a day at the MBA to discover how scientists explore the ocean. It was fascinating day and they asked and answered many questions! Did you know 50% of the oxygen we breathe comes from plankton in the ocean - I didn't! 

Classroom officially open!

posted 13 Mar 2019, 11:48 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 14 Mar 2019, 09:53 ]

Thanks to our youngest and oldest children doing the honours of cutting the ribbon, our extension is now officially open!

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! 

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