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.

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through our daily work secure excellent academies for our local communities

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IRIS Learning Trust

Corporation Road

Hendon

Sunderland

SR2 8PL

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Corporation Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR2 8PL

0191 5002999

valleyroadschool@valleyroad.org.uk

Valley Road Academy

After school clubs, pe and sports events

Athletics 

 We took part in an athletics festival with other schools. We learnt lots of skills such as, throwing, catching, running and jumping. We had lots of fun and made new friends.

Skipping Day 

Year One took part in a sponsored skip to raise money for the British Heart Foundation and equipment for our playground. We did lots of different skipping activities such as a skipping replay, long ropes and freestyle skipping. We had lots of fun!

The Daily Mile

 

Today was the launch of the Daily Mile. The Daily Mile gets children out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace, with their classmates, making them fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom.

The Olympic athlete Aly Dixon came into school and talked to us in assembly, about her journey to the Olympics.

Ally grew up in Sunderland and developed a love of running, while watching her Dad do Marathons on weekend. After years of hard work, determination and resilience her dream came true and she represented Great Britain in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

After cutting the tape we were off! It was so much fun running and walking the mile. We are going to be doing this in school most days and we look forward to keeping fit!

 

Gymnastics Key Steps Competition

 

Well done to all of the children who took part in the Gymnastics Key Steps competition.

The Key Stage One children were the overall winners in their category and later in the year, they will go on to represent Sunderland in the North East finals. This is a fantastic achievement. Well done!

 

 

 

Inter Schools Competition

On the 20th March, Year 5 and 6 children from Valley Road and Highfield Academy took part in an inter school Key Steps gymnastics competition. Twelve children from each school were chosen, to display their fantastic gymnastics skills. They were required to learn a seven piece set routine and perform it in front of a gymnastics judge. They were all amazing but the overall winners were:

1st Neve Hayley and Kelsey Douthwaite

2nd Jodie Robins and Madeline de Cruz

3rd Savannah Duggan and Yasmine Diabate

 

Well done to everyone who took part. You were a credit to your school. We look forward to the Year Three and Four competition in the summer.

After schools clubs timetable

After School Clubs

 

After school clubs are a great way for children to gain confidence, improve their skills and they are personalised to meet the needs of all ages and abilities. Children will be provided with the opportunity to experience new activities that they may not have previously had the opportunity to take part in.

 

At Valley Road we offer a wide variety of exciting and enjoyable after school clubs to children in key stage 1 and key stage 2. We have sports clubs such as dance, gymnastics and football which support children’s physical skills and we have curriculum clubs including STEM science, Art and Maths. When attending these clubs children have fantastic fun, make new friends with other children and they develop specific skills, interests and talents.

 

Our lunchtime coaches come into school twice a week to promote team games and turn taking, this has significantly increased participation of sport for all children within school. Throughout lunchtime there are a huge range of different sporting activities available to all of the children, allowing them to experience a variety of sport to support them in leading a healthy lifestyle.

 We have a wide variety of After School Clubs. Please make sure you know what is happening and check out the

Friday Flyer for any new information

Judo 

This week British Judo, the National Governing Body for Judo, have been in school. They delivered some taster sessions with us. It was great fun practising some moves and learning about how judo can keep us fit and healthy. 

Year One Gymnastics 

Year One have enjoyed taking part in a gymnastics festival, at Raich Carter. It was lots of fun trying new skills and meeting friends from other schools. 

Sportability 

 Rainbow room represented Valley Road at the Sportability Schools Games competition. We are waiting to hear whether any of our pupils made it to the Tyne and Wear Finals. 

Swimming 

Well done to Year Five who took part in School  Games Swimming Tournament, at The Aquatic Centre.  They enjoyed it so much, we are looking forward to starting a swimming club in the summer. 

Lunch Time Clubs

We have sports coaching coming into school on a lunchtime. We play lots of different games, including dodgeball. You can see some of us in action below.

Lunchtime Yoga

During lunchtime we do yoga. It is very relaxing and it helps us get ready for learning after lunch.

Dance Festival

In June 2018 20 children from our school took part in the annual dance festival at the Sunderland Empire

Bienvenidos al club de Espanol/Welcome to the Spanish club

Every Monday children from year 3 to 6 have the chance to learn about Spanish culture and traditions. We are having fun making crafts, dancing and cooking!

We are so lucky to have our own badge!

We have been making bookmarks to celebrate ‘El dia del libro’ ( “World book day”)

We have been also celebrating ‘La Feria de Abril’. We have learnt how to dance ‘sevillanas’ and we have also made a special ‘Manzana de chocolate’ (chocolate apples) to learn the basic steps of this traditional dance !Bien hecho chicos y chicas! Well done!

 

They were yummy!

We have been having fun and we are looking forwards to continue enjoying more activities.