Year 5 Blog

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

Robinwood 2019

What a Great Day!

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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 in glorious sunshine.

Whirlpool and Iceberg groups started the day in the depths of the caves, shuffling through the tiny cracks and crevices to navigate an escape. They were very tactical in their approach, considering the best routes to take and how to help each other in the darkness. They then flew through the air like superheroes on the zip wire and enjoyed the rush as they soared on the giant swing. There were some great expressions caught on camera as the swing was released. All of this before lunchtime!

After lunch, they worked collaboratively to escape the ‘Dungeon of Doom’ solving challenges which tested their bravery and team-work. They even solved the challenges more quickly than the teachers! Next up, was the trapeze. The children climbed step by step to the top of the platform before making the leap like acrobats in the circus! Who would manage to return to the ground without landing on their bottom? What a skill! Before we could refuel with tea, Whirlpool and Iceberg 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.

Ocean and Wave groups have had an incredibly busy day too! First up was a dip in the Piranha Pool before donning their blindfolds to navigate the ‘squirrel riddled’ assault course in the Night Line activity. Who was able to bark the loudest in order to keep the squirrels away? Who made it to the end of the course? All became clear once the blindfolds were removed! Once their vision was restored, Ocean and Wave moved up to the lake where they tested their skills in the canoes. Luckily, everyone was excellent with the oar and nobody got too wet!

Ready for an afternoon of more fun, they headed to new heights with the giant swing before completing the Knights’ quest challenge. Great team work from everyone to avoid getting locked in the compound! They then continued on to the Dungeon of Doom where they could test their newly developed problem solving skills.

Once we had been fed another tasty tea, it was time for some collaborative entertainment with the team challenge! Quizzes, games and laughter provided an excellent end to a busy day!

Not long now before the all the children will be snuggled up in bed ready for the last few activities tomorrow – canoeing, raft building, climbing wall and trapeze still to come!

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End of Day One

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An action packed first day in the sunshine.

What a start to our time at Robinwood! 

Ocean and Wave groups have put their adventurous skills to the test and have zipped down the zip-wire, explored the rocky caves and showed off their sharpshooting skills in archery. Who will be the next ‘Robin Hood’?

Whirlpool and Iceberg groups have solved the challenges in the knights’ quest, donned their blindfolds to navigate the assault course and towered above their team mates in the crate challenge.

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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The Blog is Now Open!

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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. 

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, it 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 through the evening.

As we want to maximise our time on activities, please could parents just post one short message on the blog during the visit by 6.30pm on Tuesday 14th at the latest and we will ensure it is read out to the children.

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Reminder of Arrangements

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Monday 13th May 2019

Please arrive at school between 8.00 and 8.15am. Please could parents stay up at the collecting area with your child's main bag, ready to wave goodbye, unless you need to come into school to hand over your child's medication. Children - please enter via the Y3/4 path and the Y3/4 playground and the bottom doors to enter your classrooms ready for registration.

Travel Arrangements

We will depart from school promptly at 8.30 a.m. Please bring children to school from 8.00 - 8.15 a.m. that morning for registration, handing over of any medication (to Miss Blades-Baker 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 Miss Blades-Baker.

We aim to be back at school at approximately 4.15pm on Wednesday 15th May. 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 by 6.30pm on Tuesday 14th at the latest 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 (

For 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 Wednesday 15th May .

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Getting Ready

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Getting Ready

Dear Y5 children and parents

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

Remember that 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 Miss Blades-Baker on Monday 13th May. Miss Blades-Baker 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.

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