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 2 (classes 7 & 8)

Autumn 2019 Gallery



Living Things

In Year 2 we have started our new science topic, Living Things and their Habitats.  We enjoyed our first science lesson this week where we learned about living and non-living things and how they are different.  We sorted items into different groups and decided if they were living or non-living.


Since returning back after the summer holidays we have been working on our place value skills.  We have been learning how tens and ones make up a 2-digit number.  We have used whole-part models, bead strings, base 10 and place value charts to support our learning.  Here are some examples of their amazing practical activities.