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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 

  
   

Children's mental health week

posted 8 Feb 2020, 23:25 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 8 Feb 2020, 23:26 ]

This week we explored the theme 'find your brave', these examples give us all a message to remember.

Hedgehog visits Hedgehogs class

posted 8 Feb 2020, 23:18 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 8 Feb 2020, 23:18 ]

Thank you to village resident Tina who rescues hedgehogs for coming in to talk about hedgehogs. The class were fascinated and learned a lot.   

Climate Change awareness

posted 14 Jan 2020, 00:13 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 14 Jan 2020, 00:14 ]

We enjoyed working with Dr Jackson, a scientist who is engaged in climate change research and education. We found out what energy is (the plasma ball was cool!), what renewable energy is, how solar panels work and what it means when an iceberg starts to melt. 
  

Eco Rangers visit the Aquarium

posted 6 Dec 2019, 07:53 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 6 Dec 2019, 07:54 ]

Our Eco Rangers were invited by Surfers Against Sewage to spend a day out at the NMA. We had an amazing day thanks to Summer and Stu and learned a lot about how the aquarium are helping the planet as well as seeing all the incredible sea life. 
   

How do people help us?

posted 1 Nov 2019, 01:44 by Francesca McLoughlin   [ updated 1 Nov 2019, 01:44 ]

Hedgehogs Class had a great morning on their first trip out. They visited Plympton fire station, met firefighters and looked around a fire engine and then went to the Sorting Office to find out where our letters go. They enjoyed posting some letters to school!

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!

  
   


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