Valley Road Academy

Success for All

Corporation Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR2 8PL

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Success for All

Spring 2 2018


Our topic this half term is The Farm. Please view below: 


Useful information for this half term:


Learning at Home

Take a look at some of the work we have been doing at home as part of our farm topic.


Fun in the Snow!


British Science Week

This year the theme for British Science Week is exploration and discovery. We became scientists for the afternoon and explored ways in which we could save our farm animals, that were trapped in ice. We also made giant bubbles using water, cornflour and washing up liquid.


Where do vegetables come from?

This week in our colour groups, we have been learning about where vegetables come from. We learnt how to prepare vegetables safely. Everyone tried new foods this week, we compared vegetables from when they were raw to cooked. Lots of us liked raw onion!

We also used a range of vegetables to create repeating patterns using paint.


Esh Group

We were very lucky to have a visitor from the Esh Group. She told us what she did on the building site and the roles and jobs of others who also worked there. We learnt about different materials and how they are used to build houses, we even got to build our own wall. Did you know it takes 15, 000 bricks to build a house?

We used a trundle wheel to measure the classroom, just like the builders. We had a great morning and the Esh Group have donated all of the fantastic resources we used, we can’t wait to use them!


Paul Cookson

This week, we worked with a famous poet, Paul Cookson. We worked hard to write our own poem and we can’t wait to perform it for the whole school!

Sports Relief 2018

This year we raised money by walking a mile around the school grounds. It was lots of fun! We have also been taking part in daily challenges to keep active.


Easter Service

We have enjoyed learning about the Easter story this half term. We made our own Easter story books, made Easter gardens and used shaving foam to create Easter eggs for our cards. We enjoyed singing songs and sharing what we have been learning about at our Easter service.


Easter Crafts

We had lots of fun with our families making Easter crafts!


World Book Day

This year we decided to choose books with no words at all! We looked at a book called ‘The White Book’. We made inferences from the pictures to decide what the story was about, what the characters were doing, thinking and feeling. We also created our own pages for the book, using crayons and water colours to reveal a ‘magic’ picture.


Take a look at the children who received awards this term for excellent attendance.