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





Fordfield Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, SR4 0DA

01915 537655

Highfield Academy

YEAR 3 (CLASSES 9 & 10)

Rocks Rock!

This term we have been learning about rocks in Science. As we have been looking at rocks and their different layers and formation, we took part in an experiment to really understand this! We created chocolate rocks from layers of milk and white chocolate. It was messy but great doing this experiment!

Dance Festival Fun

We went on a trip to Silksworth Sports Centre to take part in a dance festival. It was so much fun as we learnt a street dance routine and danced to music!

Super Stone Age Homework

This half term, our topic is the Stone Age. We have brought some amazing and wonderfully creative pieces of homework into school. We are really enjoying learning about this topic both inside and outside of school. Have a look at some of our work below!

Hunter Gatherers

We transformed into Stone Age people and went on a scavenger hunt in the garden. We discovered lots of different plants, berries and foods. It was so much fun seeing how the Stone Age people had to hunt to survive and find their food in the wild.

Quick Cricket

This term in Year 3, we have had coaching sessions in cricket. We have been learning how to correctly throw and catch balls and how to hold a cricket bat. We will be working on these techniques over the next few weeks and then we will see how we can use these in cricket games. We loved working as a team to see how many points we could get!



 Respectful Class Charters!

During the first few weeks of Year 3, we have been looking at our rights as part of being a Rights Respecting School! We spent time learning about what our rights are in the classroom and composed a class charter together. On our class charter, we have promised different things we can do to respect everyone’s rights. We loved creating our own hand prints and decorating them to show how we are all individuals!