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

excel

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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Corporation Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR2 8PL

0191 5002999

valleyroadschool@valleyroad.org.uk

Valley Road Academy

Spring 2 2020 GalleRy and Work

 

World Book Day 2020

To celebrate World Book Day 2020, we read some books, designed book covers, made bookmarks and did some maths and science activities linked to a story. We dressed up as our favourite characters and even took part in a parade in the hall. We also made our favourite character using a potato! We had a brilliant day!

 

Where will a story take you?

Careers Week 2020

This week is careers week in school. We have enjoyed talking about what jobs we can do when we grow up.

 

Art Project – Sculptures 2020

In Art, we have been looking at the sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. Andy Goldsworthy creates his sculptures by arranging natural objects. We looked at his work and discussed what we liked and disliked about it. Lexi said, “I like his big sculptures.” We then experimented with some of our own natural objects to create small-scale, transient art pieces.

 

This inspired us to create some of our own sculptures. After reading the books, “Field Trip to the Moon’ and ‘Moon’, we decided to make some of our own natural world inspired moons. Using clay, we made our own moon sculptures. We thought carefully about surface of the moon and how we could create a crater effect. We moulded the clay into the correct shape and used our thumbs to create a crater effect.

 

Visit to the Moon

Today, we received an urgent message from, ‘Billy’ The Man on Mars. Bob had rung in sick and needed our help. We put on our space helmets and jumped on board the rocket ship.

We held on tight and made our galactic journey to the moon.

We excitedly, burst through the doors, ready to do our jobs.

We cleaned the mess on the moon and we entertained the tourists.

Then we stopped for a quick break and enjoyed some delicious space biscuits. Our last job was to check the moon for aliens and write a list for Bob.

 

We finally jumped on board the rocket and headed home!