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 5 (classes 14 & 15)



YEAR 5 (CLASSES 14 & 15)

Summer 19 GALLERy


Military Bootcamp


We took part in a brilliant Military Bootcamp at Valley Road Academy. We were divided into groups to work on our teambuilding skills, learn about fire safety and toast some marshmallows, as well as braving the military obstacle course!

It was a fantastic afternoon which we thoroughly enjoyed, leaving everybody ready for a well-deserved rest! A massive thank you to Valley Road for having us.

Academy 360 Transition Day

On Monday 24th June, we experienced their first taste of secondary school life at Academy 360! We were given a set timetable to follow which included Science, Catering, Art and P.E, all of which were filled with fantastic activities. We were also given a forensics test to solve using Bunsen burners. We made rocky road to take home and we participated in different sporting challenges in P.E!

Ancient Greece

As part of our topic this term, Year 5 have been learning about Ancient Greece. We have looked in detail at three Greek Myths: Theseus and the Minotaur, Odysseus and Polyphemus and Perseus and Medusa. The children have enjoyed learning the details of these stories, and have even had a go at writing their own Greek Myth.

Marvellous Maths

During Maths our focus has been estimating and measuring the size of various angles. The children have applied these new skills through a mixture of practical and written work.

The children have worked using a protractor to accurately measure Acute, Obtuse and Right Angles in a variety of contexts.



Year 5 (classes 14 & 15)

Spring 19 gallery


The White Giraffe

In Literacy we have been writing a diary entry based on the thoughts and feelings of Martine, the main character from our class novel ‘The White Giraffe’. We chose to focus on Martine’s first day arriving in South Africa, after she was forced to move there as a result of a family tragedy. We have worked extremely hard on this and it has inspired us to develop our writing skills. We have also been working hard on our handwriting too!


Marvellous Maths

During Maths, we have been focusing on adding and subtracting different types of decimal numbers. We have been learning to apply the column method using the correct place value. Look how well we have been doing!



Bible Comes Alive

 This term, we enjoyed a visit to the Bethesda Free Church to learn about Christian beliefs and the stories of Jesus.


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