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.

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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

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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

Autumn 2 2020 - Gallery and Work

 

Christmas Lunch

Christmas Party 

Topic - The Romans

 

PE - Dance

In P.E this term, we have been focusing on dance and movement. In small groups over the term we have created a range of movements linked to different styles of music. We then put our movements together and created our very own dance routine and put on a show for the rest of the class.

 

Art

During our Art sessions on a Wednesday morning, we have been creating our very own volcanic scenes from Escape to Pompeii. We planned, designed and sketched out the scene, then chose a range of different types of materials to build up texture and add colour. 

 

Literacy

During our Literacy lessons this term, we have been focusing on Newspaper report writing. Firstly, we explored what a newspaper was and looked at a range of different newspapers. We then identified the key features of a newspaper report and identified them in a Roman newspaper report. Finally, we planned and wrote our own newspaper report about Romulus and Remus making sure we included the key features.

 

Science

As part of our Science topic this term, we identified and named a variety of living things in our local area. We worked in small groups, to investigate in our school grounds living things and identify what types of different environments they live in.

 

During our next lesson, we created our own scientific question stems around habitats of Woodlice. After creating our question stems, we then went outside in small groups and investigated where Woodlice live. In our small groups, we tried to answer some of our questions we had generated. We found out some very interesting information.

 

Spanish

Anti-Bullying and Children in Need

 

Christmas around the World

As part of a whole school project called ‘Christmas Around the World’, Year 4 chose to explore and research what Christmas is like in Germany.

Over the week, we located Germany on a World map and researched what they do in Germany leading up to Christmas. We looked at different traditions, the history of Christmas and the different types of food they eat.

Take a look at some of our fantastic work.

Christmas Tree

As part of our Christmas festivities in school, each year group created their very own Christmas tree using different types of materials. Year 4 chose to create their Christmas tree using wool and making it out of pom-poms. We started by looking at what the tree should look like and then planned how we would support the tree and then how we would make the pom-poms. We started working in pairs creating the pom-poms using wool. We then cut the wool and created beautiful pom-poms for our tree.