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.

aspire

create a culture of high expectation and commitment to success

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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

Hendon

Sunderland

SR2 8PL

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Valley Road Academy

Autumn 2 2020 - Gallery and Work

 

Reception- Christmas Traditions in the UK

We have been learning about how Christmas is celebrated in the UK. We enjoyed having a go at writing out Christmas cards, we posted them in our role play post office to send out to our friends- look how fantastic our handwriting is! We also enjoyed working together as a team to decorate the Christmas tree, it was lots of fun choosing the decorations to add to the tree. In Literacy, we wrote letters to Santa. We cut out pictures from the catalogue of what we would like and then we had a go at writing words/ a sentence too.

 

Christmas Craft Packs From Keep Kids Active

Keep Kids Active who provide our after school provision very kindly delivered us some Christmas craft packs. The packs contained some activities that we can complete at home with our parents and carers, we were very excited to take our packs home and share them with our families. Watch this space for pictures of the activities that we have been completing at home!

Making a pizza

Following on from our ‘People Who Help Us’ topic, many of us were interested in finding out about a chef's job and all of the other roles in a kitchen. We all became a chef for the afternoon and had a go at making our own pizzas. We carefully grated the cheese and added our toppings. We talked about healthy and unhealthy foods, we decided that our pizzas were healthy because they had lots of vegetables on them! When our pizza had cooked and cooled we ate it all up and then helped out with the washing up.

People Who Help Us

After reading the story ‘The Jolly Christmas Postman’, this week we have been learning about People Who Help Us. We discussed all of the important jobs that people do to help us and keep us safe including, police officers, fire fighters, paramedics, teachers, supermarket workers and many more. We read a story all about key workers and thought about how important key workers are.

We had a go at sorting what each person needs for their job. Evie said “I would be a firefighter so I can save people from fire and put out all of the fires. Fire people need these clothes so they don’t get burnt in the fire.”

Using the junk modelling materials, we built our own emergency vehicles. We made a police car, ambulance and fire engine. Many of us really persevered at this activity and took our time to attach the wheels, design the doors and paint our model. We were very proud of our vehicles once they were finished.