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

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

01915 537655

admin@highfieldprimary.org.uk

Highfield Academy

 

Quick Sticks Hockey

This term, we were lucky enough to compete in a Quick Sticks Hockey tournament at Farringdon Community Sports College. We developed lots of different hockey skills. We showed fantastic sportsmanship all afternoon, and were a fantastic credit to our school!

 

Super Science!

The past two weeks have been very exciting for us in Year 4.

In science, as part of our states of matter topic, we have been looking at the different melting points of solids. To test this, we decided to carry out an investigation, using chocolate! We used a stop watch to see how long it would take for one piece of chocolate to melt in our hands. It was messy, but super fun!

English

We have been working very hard over the last two weeks in English to plan, draft and write our Diary Entry in the style of Lila, from the Fire Work Maker’s Daughter. Have a peek at some of our final published pieces…

 

 

‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’

 

In Year 4, we have made a fantastic start to the academic year. We have started to read our class novel for this term, ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’. From this story, we have further developed our letter writing skills. We have also been working especially hard to include adjectives in our writing in order to add as much detail as possible! We used pictures from the story to generate ideas as a group.

 

 

Letter Writing

 

This week has been such an exciting week for us here in Class 12!

We have used our new English draft books for the first time, learning how to edit and improve our work. We have written letters and shared them with the rest of the class, so everyone could hear how our chosen character was really feeling.

 

 

Solids, Liquids and Gases

In Science, we have been learning all about the three states of matter (solids, liquids and gases) and how the particles that make them behave. We went outside, on the yard, to show our understanding of how the particles of solids, liquids and gases behave.

 

 

Some of us as gas particles

Some of us as liquid particles