INFORMATION 8th JANUARY 2021
School Jotter Mobile App
Parents can download for free from the i-tunes store or any Android app store
The app can be downloaded for either your Android or I-phone and will link to all the news added to your website.
INTRODUCING JOTTER MOBILE
This innovative app will send all the essential information straight to your mobile phone. You as a parent will have access to regularly updated information:
- Your school’s latest news
- Important dates (meetings, events, semester dates)
- Useful links
- Urgent push notifications
- Free messages
IMPORTANT INFORMATION 5th Jan 2021
IMPORTANT INFORMATION 4th Jan 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
I'm sure you have all seen tonight's government announcement regarding a national lockdown and instructing schools to close from tomorrow (Tuesday 5th January) . We will only be open for children of critical workers and vulnerable children, including those with an Education and Health Care Plan. Please check the following guidance if you feel your child meets the criteria to attend school and bring them at their usual time. Staff will be on hand in the morning to take further details from you.
Remote education will be set by the end of the school day. Please contact school if your child does not have a suitable device to access their online learning. We will have further information to share with you tomorrow.
Apologies for the very short notice for families, but I hope you understand the reason for this.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Winter Fuel Support Scheme Information
Important Information 11th December 2020
Friday Flyer 11th December 2020
Free Online Safety Course
Dear Parents / Carers,
Please follow the link(s) below to access an online safety course. The course is accredited and you will receive a Certificate upon completion, which Miss Robins will download and print for you. We would greatly appreciate your support in keeping children safe online.
Important Information 9th December 2020
Important Information 4th December 2020
Christmas Raffle Prizes 2020
Below are the Christmas raffle prizes for this year.
Tickets are on sale in class from Monday 7th December £1.00 per strip.
The raffle will be drawn on Wednesday 16th December..
Friday Flyer 4th December 2020
Friday Flyer 27th November 2020
Friday Flyer 20th November 2020
17th November 2020 - Important Information
11th November 2020 - Important Information
9th November 2020 - Important Information
6th November 2020 - Friday Flyer
9th October 2020 - Friday Flyer
25th September 2020
Valley Road Academy use various apps and our school website to keep in touch with parents, links are below:
Once you download app you will be asked to enter postcode for Valley Road or search by school - Postcode is SR2 8PL
We also have a Facebook page, if you search valley road in search box you can request to join page (we will only accept people who have a child in school)
Please let school know your updated phone number and email address.
Latest Friday flyer 11th September 2020
Latest Term Dates for 2020/2021 School Year
28th August 2020
Please find the latest information below on school opening 3rd September 2020 for pupils
9th July 2020
Year 6 Leavers Video 2020
Weekly Update 5th June 2020
Ordering School Uniform 2020-2021
Monday 11th May 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on 10.05.20 we expect to receive further clarification from the DFE on how we should accept more pupils into school safely.
We will update all parents and carers when these arrangements are confirmed.
Thankyou and Stay Safe
29th April 2020
Below is a couple of links to some helpful guides for online safety for children, there are lot of programs and app guides on the websites please take a look
20th April 2020
We hope you all had a chance to relax and enjoy the sunshine over the Easter break.
We miss all the children being in school and staff will continue to add activities in the year group files on our Home Learning page via our website.
Further ideas for home learning can now be accessed on BBC Bitesize
Daily lessons for primary, secondary and 16+ including videos, activities, quizzes and games can be found using the link below:
Take Care and Stay Safe
Team Valley Road
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FREE SCHOOL MEAL VOUCHERS – from 6th April
If you have given us an email address you will receive a voucher code to this.
If you have not given us an email address, a voucher will be posted to you.
You will receive a voucher each week .
Please see below for instructions:
Well done everyone !
Councillor Michael Mordey came to congratulate us on being in the top 3% of schools across the country for Key Stage 2 progress, and being named number 1 school in Sunderland in the Real School's Guide. What an achievement for us all!
We were thrilled to receive a letter from The RT Hon Nick Gibb MP - Minister of State for School Standards. This was to congratulate everyone on the very high level of progress our Y6 children made last year. We are amongst the top 3% of all primary schools across the country. Please see below for the letter.
FANTASTIC NEWS - NUMBER ONE SCHOOL IN SUNDERLAND!
This week 'The Chronicle' published their annual Real Schools Guide, which picks out the top ten schools in each area. We are absolutely delighted in being named number one school in Sunderland! This really reflects our school motto - 'Success for All'. We know our children love attending Valley Road and every single member of staff works tirelessly to make sure each child receives the best education, care and support they need to achieve, not only academically, but socially and emotionally. We are proud to represent the local community; we always say we are one big school family, sharing the same values and learning together so it is fantastic to have the school and the local area represented in such a positive way. Our success would not be possible without the ongoing support from our families - let's keep up the good work together.
Link to Chronicle article - Click here
Christmas Jumper Day 2019
Pupils and staff enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner, as well as raising money for Save The Children
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS FROM THE DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION ABOUT SATS
Every year all children in England are assessed at the end of Year 2 and Year 6. The government have produced a leaflet to give you information to about this process
Click on the image below and it will take you to the website
Red Nose Day 2019
On Friday 15th March we took part in Red Nose Day, and raised a magnificent £861.68 for Comic Relief.
Travelling by Tuba Visit
Chris Cranham and Stewart Death of -Travelling by Tuba – recently visited Valley Road to perform the Around the World in 60 minutes show to Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils. This was followed by individual workshops for each year group.
The show featured many weird and wonderful instruments from every continent. Children experienced the feel of the South American Samba Beat, to the calming spiritual sound of Africa. The children enjoyed listening to the variety of horns from places such as China, Austria, and Scandinavia. As well as learning about the different instruments and their historic use, they loved having the opportunity to have a go.
Updated for Spring 19 Term our After Schools Clubs leaflet
Valley Road Academy - Playground Buddies 2018 / 2019
safer internet day 2018
Valley Road will once again be taking part in Safer Internet Day. This years theme is:
Create, Connect and Share respect
More information can be found on the following link. Safer internet day website
School Stationery Shop
Hello everyone! Every Friday at breaktime, Miss Young and her helpers run the Valley Road Stationery Shop. Make sure to check the Friday flyer each week to check whose turn it is:
Below is price on the items we sell in our school stationery shop.
Rubbers - from 5p
Colouring sheets - 5p
Pencils, pens, pencil sharpeners, notebooks and rulers - from 10p
Highlighters - 15p
Pencil cases - from 50p
Coloured pencils - 60p
Felt tips - 80p
You can now apply for Free School meals online via the following link - Click Here
School Attendance - Fixed Penalty Notices (this is £60 per child) more information available via link - Click here
Important information and FAQ can be found at the following link - Click Here
Our Breakfast club is available from 8am-8.45am every school day
It’s fun, it’s free and it’s for everyone
The Greggs Breakfast Club scheme provides a simple, nutritious breakfast to children in selected primary schools. Thanks to the generous assistance of volunteer helpers, Greggs are able to provide this breakfast free of charge.
Eating breakfast has been shown to make a difference to children’s concentration in lessons and may have longer-term learning benefits. What’s more, coming to the Breakfast Club is a lot of fun!
The Greggs Breakfast Club - a good start to the day!