IRIS Learning Trust was formed in June 2018 and is based in the North East of England. We are proud to serve our communities and aim to offer outstanding educational provision.
The Trust believes that to be successful and promote a culture of excellence and aspiration, we need to place improving the lives and outcomes of children at the heart of everything we do.


create a culture of high expectation and commitment to success


through our daily work secure excellent academies for our local communities

grow and learn together

work with children and families to create great places of learning for all

IRIS Learning Trust

Corporation Road




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Corporation Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR2 8PL

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Valley Road Academy

Spring 2019 Gallery and Work


Winter Maths

This term in maths we have continued to work on ordering and recognising numbers to 10. We have been ordering numbers to 10 independently and then we counted out the correct amount of objects to match each number. Our teachers have been challenging us by asking us what is ‘one more than’ a number and what is ‘one less than’ a number.

We have also had a go at adding two groups of objects together, we counted how many buttons were on each snowman and then we counted how many buttons there were all together.



This week in PE we have been working together as a team to complete a range of different games. We had an egg and spoon race, bat the beanbag, throwing and catching a beanbag and hopping through the hoops. It was great fun working together to see which team could complete the activity in the quickest time.


It's Snowing !!

Today we had great fun in the snow! We were so excited to get our coats on and explore. We made snow angels, explored the ice and made a mini snowman!


We have been reading the story Frozen in school this week and we said “I think Elsa has made it snow today with her magical ice powers!” We pretended we were some of the characters from Frozen and we had a go at acting out different parts of the story.