Enrichment & WOW Experiences.
Flash Ley seeks to provide an exciting, broad and balanced enrichment curriculum to our children through clubs like Art, PE, SEAL, Literacy club, booster clubs and sport.
Our external sport clubs provide sport and games opportunities which focus on developing good quality skills, an understanding of tactics and teamwork, enjoyment and knowing how to improve.
Teaching staff run weekly clubs planned on children's interests but to also develop skills and other loves of learning that aren't necessarily part of the curriculum. We strive to give our children lots of exposure to different aspects of subjects like Art, PSED, Sport but also encourage children to attend clubs like Lego, Dance and Origami club to enhance skills they already have.
Wednesday 18th May
We enjoyed a gorgeous day at Shugborough today. In September we completed our Dream Jars and aspirations. We had all said that we would like to be artists. So today we had the opportunity to explore the house and grounds, and sketch views which we particularly liked. It was an inspirational day full of observing and drawing - just what we like!
Atkin Farm 5th April
Our final trip to Atkin Farms this year. The calves had grown and everyone had great fun feeding the cows —they have such long tongues!
It was cold and windy but at least there was some sun too. We had a great time learning from Farmer Rob and ate our lunches in a huge barn. In the afternoon we played in the fields and had a treasure hunt too!
Atkin Farm 23rd March
Today we were back at Atkin Farm with a different group of pupils. The weather today was very different to last time!
Much warmer and no freezing rain!
This time there were no calves to feed milk to, but we still got to feed the cows. Farmer Rob also showed us all the different crops that he grows. After lunch we all had lots of fun rolling down a hill! We also explored some fields and a wood playing a treasure hunt.
Thank you Rob and Kate from the Country Trust.
Atkin Farm 17th February
Though the Country Trust, we enjoyed a fantastic visit to Atkin Farm in Field, Uttoxeter. Farmer Rob showerd us around his farm. We mixed up milk for calves and gave them a second breakfast. We then saw how the calves feed changed as they grow older and bigger. A highlight was feeding the bigger cows milled barley which was grown on the farm. The cows loved it - it was just like porridge! In the afternoon we took part in a range of Forest School activities in Rob's wood. We were lucky to have our minibus there because Mr Bamber let us eat inside it and warm up a bit!
Hardiwick Farm 20th October
At Flash Ley we want to help inspire our pupils to be the best they can possibly be. Today a group of pupils from KS2 who have said they might like to be vets in the future, were able to visit a working dairy farm.
We rounded up cows in a field and saw them being milked, we then found out how the milk is chilled and stored before collection. We also met some calves and found out about how important animal welfare is for the farmer. Milk from the farm is made into cheese at the Joseph Heler factory.
We were given some cheese, and on Friday will be cooking with it!
On the 7th of October we visited Shugborough Hall. We loved exploring the walled garden and grounds. The beautiful house was amazing too. The gardeners explained to us about the pumpkins that were growing and the 3000 bulbs they were planting for spring!
Beaudesert Park Farm
On Wednesday 15th September we visited Mary the farmer at Beaudesert Park Farm. We also met with Chef Idris. During the day we prepared vegetables and fruit for a delicious soup and fruit cocktail. We ate the soup we had prepared and then troured the farm in the afternoon.
It was an amazing day!