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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. 
From September 2019 we will have spaces in Reception and Year 2, you are welcome to give us a call or contact Plymouth Admissions (01752 668000) for more information. If you are interested in applying for entry to school in September 2020 get in touch if you want to visit or have any questions, more details on admissions can be found here
Our Good Ofsted report in January 2019 says: 'The school environment is calm and purposeful. During lessons, pupils across the school are focused, respectful and attentive; The innovative curriculum motivates and engages pupils;
Effective pastoral support ensures that pupils settle quickly and feel safe and happy in your school'.

Francesca McLoughlin, Headteacher 

  
   

 
             
Half term holiday for 2 weeks from 14th October!

Down on the farm

posted 9 Oct 2019, 08:03 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 9 Oct 2019, 08:04 ]

Thank you to the Walters family who gave KS1 a memorable day out at their farm, it was a brilliant day and the children learned a lot about where their food comes from.
    

Climate change protest

posted 20 Sep 2019, 07:46 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 20 Sep 2019, 07:46 ]

Those who wanted to joined in our climate change protest today.
  

Eco Schools Green Flag award

posted 18 Sep 2019, 09:24 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 18 Sep 2019, 09:24 ]

We are delighted to have been awarded the Green Flag Award, apparently just the 2nd school in Devon to receive the top award. Thank you to the Energy from Waste plant in Plymouth who helped us achieve this through sponsorship. The assessor wrote: “it was truly inspiring to hear about all the work you have been doing, you were definitely the most enthusiastic and committed group I have met in my Eco-Schools work so far”!

Child due to start school in 2020?

posted 23 May 2019, 13:09 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 27 May 2019, 01:47 ]

Are you interested in finding out what we can offer your child and your family if you choose Sparkwell as your child's first school? We offer a small and friendly learning environment, creative curriculum including Forest School for all ages and a modern, well-equipped school. We have a range of open day sessions available for you and your child, contact us for more information or to book a place at one or all of these sessions. Our Good Ofsted report in January 2019 says: 'The school environment is calm and purposeful. During lessons, pupils across the school are focused, respectful and attentive; The innovative curriculum motivates and engages pupils;
Effective pastoral support ensures that pupils settle quickly and feel safe and happy in your school'.

Delamore Arts

posted 17 May 2019, 09:10 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 17 May 2019, 12:24 ]

Our fourth annual visit to Delamore Arts was successful, the rain just about held off and we enjoyed some amazing sculptures in beautiful gardens!

  
   


Awesome Robin explorers

posted 4 May 2019, 10:00 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 4 May 2019, 10:01 ]

What a fantastic 2 days we had at Young Spirit's Forest Expedition near Dartmouth. We learned a lot, shared existing skills and knowledge, displayed great team work and just had a fantastic and fun time! Proud of you all Robins!
    
    

Wherefore art thou KS2?

posted 26 Apr 2019, 12:40 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 26 Apr 2019, 12:40 ]

Years 4, 5 & 6 really enjoyed a trip to Plymouth to watch The Tempest. They also enjoyed learning about Shakespeare this week.
  

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!

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