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 5 and one space in Year 2, you can contact Plymouth Admissions (01752 668000) for more information. 
Please click here to see info on our open day sessions for places in September 2018.
Francesca McLoughlin, Headteacher 

Happy half term!

Apple Day

posted 12 Oct 2017, 13:59 by Francesca McLoughlin

We had lots of fun being creative with apples on our apple day. We rolled apples, printed with them, painted them, pressed them to make delicious juice and did lots of baking. A great day!

Cross Country Champions

posted 12 Oct 2017, 13:22 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 12 Oct 2017, 13:22 ]

Well done to our group of Years 3, 4 & 5 who took part in our first ever cross country festival in Ivybridge. They all completed their run and did us proud with great resilience, even when it got tricky and a bit wet! 

Simon James

posted 5 Oct 2017, 13:25 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 5 Oct 2017, 13:26 ]

We had a fantastic day with author and illustrator Simon James and loved seeing him draw for us and inspire us with his great stories. We all had different favourite stories!


New Hedgehogs Class

posted 15 Sep 2017, 13:06 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 15 Sep 2017, 13:07 ]

Well done to our new children for settling well and taking lots of new situations in their stride. We are enjoying getting to know you all!

Learning Challenges

posted 6 Sep 2017, 06:36 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 6 Sep 2017, 06:37 ]

This year we are using Learning Challenges as part of our curriculum approach, if you want to know more you may want to watch this You Tube clip. Ask your child's class teacher if you want to know more.

New term

posted 5 Sep 2017, 12:48 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 5 Sep 2017, 12:49 ]

What a lovely first day back, despite the rain! We have another fantastic group of new children and our new Owls Class seem very grown up!

End of another year!

posted 26 Jul 2017, 02:50 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 26 Jul 2017, 03:05 ]

Well done everyone for an amazing year. We have a slideshow of memories here. Have a great summer holiday. 

Well done to these children who were selected for trophies this year.
and to Luna who was awarded a home-made trophy for 'best school dog'!

Sparkwell's Got Talent

posted 25 Jul 2017, 11:32 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 25 Jul 2017, 11:35 ]

We already knew we had a lot of talent at Sparkwell and this afternoon we were treated to some of it! We held our finals of SGT and watched 3 acts chosen by each class. We saw gymnastics, dancing, animal impressions, cheerleading, music and even a ventriloquist act. Well done everyone who took part, you were all brilliant!

Mount Edgcumbe

posted 25 Jul 2017, 01:43 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 25 Jul 2017, 01:44 ]

We had a brilliant day on Monday at Mount Edgcumbe, the sun shone and the children were brilliant! We had lots of fun on the beach, explored the island and finished the day with an ice lolly before sailing home!

Bat Buddies

posted 21 Jul 2017, 12:56 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 21 Jul 2017, 13:02 ]

This week we were presented with our Bat Buddy Bronze Award for work we have done to help bats. We had a bat detector in the school grounds, made a bat box and planted wildflowers to attract bugs as their food. We hope to go on to the Silver Award next year. You may like to visit the Devon Bat Project website for more information and watch the live bat-cam! We were amazed to find out that the largest bat in the world has a wingspan of 2m, can you find out what it is called?

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