Year 5 Blog

Please keep checking the Year 5 Blog for information and reminders about the Residential Visit to Robinwood.

2018 Y5 Residential Visit to Robinwood

Getting Ready!

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Dear Y5 children and parents

I hope you are getting excited and getting your bags packed!

Our parent booklet with the kit list is available on our website - there is a quick link on the home page. Please name all items!

Medicines - Any prescribed medicines should be handed to Mrs Gray on Wednesday 25th April. Mrs Gray will administer these for the duration of the visit. Please label all medication clearly with your child’s name, the amount and time of dose required.

Wednesday 25th April 2018

8.15 a.m.  Meet in the school hall.

 Travel Arrangements

We aim to depart from school at 8.30 a.m. Please bring children to school from 8.15 a.m. that morning for registration, handing over of any medication (to Mrs Gray please) and general administration.

Please make sure travel sickness tablets have been taken if needed and send more in a named packet for the return journey, to be given to Mrs Gray.

We aim to be back at school at approximately 4pm on Friday 27th April. Updates about our estimated arrival time back at school will be posted on our school Twitter.

School Blog

Parents/carers can post a message on the blog and the teachers will share these with the children during the visit. Children really enjoyed receiving a message last year, so please could every parent aim to post a message. As we want to maximise our time on activities, please could parents just post one short message on the blog during the visit and we will ensure it is read out to the children.


Updates and photographs will also be posted on our Twitter page which you can access at @CopleyJunior Twitter (

 With parents/carers new to Twitter, you have two options. You may select ’follow’ and elect to receive notifications every time a tweet is sent. If you do not wish to follow us on Twitter then just type @CopleyJunior Twitter or the web address above into your web browser to view our Twitter messages. We will send out a message as soon as children arrive. We will also use Twitter to update you on the anticipated arrival time back to school on Friday 27th April.

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2018 Y5 Residential Visit to Robinwood

Day 2

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What an action packed 2nd day!

The children had a very restful sleep before eating a hearty breakfast ready for the day's adventures.

Ridge and Forest groups started the day on the archery range testing their 'Robin Hood' skills. We were very impressed and could tell that many had been to archery club. Some of them even beat the teachers and instructors! Next up was the Knight's Quest. Who would win? Whose teamwork skills would help them through the puzzles? The children stormed through the challenges and impressed us with their knowledge.

After lunch, We entered the scary depths of the Piranha Pool. Would they get out before the piranhas were released? Fortunately their teamwork skills pulled them through and they escaped just in time. After a shower and clean up we put on our harnesses for the first time, ready for the climbing wall. The children raced up the wall and then used their strength and skill to boulder around the challenging room. Next was the trapeze. We were very impressed with their bravery as they leapt from the 4 metre high tower.

After a tasty tea, we tested our communication and problem solving skills in the Crate Challenge. The children managed to create towers of 8 or 9 crates high, an impressive feat! Team Challenge was an exciting fun-filled quiz finding out lots of interesting facts about the instructors.

Mountain and Crag groups began the day on the towering heights of the giant swing. Many hilarious videos were created from the children's interesting reactions to the 'chop banana', which I'm sure they will tell you all about! Next they ventured into the darkening doom of the piranha pool. Would they escape in time? Would they get 'nibbled'?

After lunch, they scaled the heights of the crate challenge, with interesting strategies... However, they showed good teamwork skills and bravery building up the towers. Then it was time for the Nightline. How would they cope without their sight? After completing the nightline maze, the children headed back to the lake for canoeing. Some children were more confident than others but they were soon speeding around the lake playing games to test their skills.

After tea, it was time for the trapeze. A steady climb, a daring step up and a giant leap faced the children, who impressed with their bravery.

All the children are now snuggled up in bed ready for the last few activities tomorrow.

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Action packed first day

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What a start to our time at RobinWood! 

Forest and Ridge groups have glided across the lake on their canoes, skydived off their homemade rafts, explored the rocky caves and bamboozled their brains in the Dungeon of Doom!

Mountain and Crag groups have raced their rafts to Goose Rock, shuffled through the tight gaps in the caves, impressed with their teamwork in the dungeons and showed off their sharpshooting skills in archery.

We’ve settled down for a very tasty tea and will then be using our freshly refuelled brains in the team challenge.

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How to Leave a Message for Your Child

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The blog is now open! Y5 parents/carers are invited to leave a message for their child.This will be shared at the end of the day as children have their hot chocolate before bed time. Please just leave one message for the duration of the visit as the evenings are incredibly busy and action packed at Robinwood. To leave a message click on comments link below to enter your email address and leave your message. Your email address is only available to the website administrator (Mrs Crayton) so is kept entirely private. Please note - when you submit your message does not appear straightaway. It remains hidden until the administrator approves the message (a sensible safeguarding measure as anyone could leave a message). The blog will be monitored periodically and messages approved until 9pm when they will be shared by the teachers with Year 5.

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