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



Monday 18th May - Friday 22nd May 2020

27th April - 1st May 2020

Monday 20th April 2020


Summer Term Learning at Home 
 I hope you have managed to have a peaceful, fun Easter. Here we are at the start of the Summer Term - we have every hope that we will be back at school at some point this term,but for now let’s get on with some learning from home. Follow this link to daily lessons from White Rose. They are Y6 standard and will be revising learning we have already completed and teaching concepts we haven’t yet done. Choose Year 6 and Summer Term Week 1 The previous weeks titled ‘Week 1 and Week 2’ are learning around ratio and scale factors which we have covered. Week 2 moves on to learning about angles on a straight line and around a point which we had just started.  Start with the week commencing 20th April.  Each day, watch the short video and then have a go at the activity sheet just to the right of the video. The answers are below to check when you are done.If you find these too tricky, please drop down to the Y5 or Y4 videos - all revision is good! 
Good afternoon year 6. We hope you are all well and have enjoyed a restful Spring Break. For this week, Mrs Ward has uploaded daily maths challenges, which you can access by following the link and instructions on Ffi. This will help you to revise what we have learned already and introduce you to some new concepts (we are here to help).

This morning, Amazon have made all children’s reading books free to access on their site. Please use the link below and enjoy your favourite reads or explore new material.

David Walliams is also reading books live, each morning.

Please continue to interact with us on Ffi and remember to login to Active Learn, Mymaths, Purple Mash and TTRS. We will continue to upload resources and information to support your home learning.

Stay safe. We miss you all.
Hello Everyone in Year 6, 
BBC Bitesize have created a series of lessons to support your home learning. The link below will take you to the Year 6 learning page, where you will find a timetable of lessons. You can also access all online material and resources through the BBC I player. 
Sir David Attenborough is the Geography Teacher and Sergio Aguero will help you with your Spanish! Sir Brian Cox will teach you science and there are many other inspirational people delivering learning in a different way. 
Stay safe and stay in touch. 
Mrs Ward, Mrs mcDaid & Miss Robins