What a great end to a busy term for Year 5. On Wednesday we all travelled to Woodrow High House for three days out and about in the setting of the Chilterns countryside. We were all excited, but after a short while we soon settled into our Woodrow routines. The weather was kind to us with only a few light spots of rain and a glorious day on Thursday. We were here to learn some new skills which we wouldn’t be able to do in the classroom. And to gain in confidence and independence and show we could manage without our parents for a few days!
We honed our map skills with an orienteering activity on the first morning and this helped us explore all around the Woodrow site. For much of our time we were in five groups and completed a range of challenges. We learnt how to shoot at a target with a bow and arrow and how to work as a team to build exploding rockets and buoyant rafts. Everyone crossed the Bridge of Doom on the low ropes course and we looked forward to seeing who returned the muddiest after working together to navigate Nightline in the woods. We all enjoyed Bushcraft – where we found out about survival skills and all had a go at making and lighting a fire – this proved much trickier than the instructors made it look. In the evening we bopped about in the cellar disco or played table football. We also enjoyed some lively campfire songs.
Year 5 – you behaved incredibly well. It was good to see you get on together and maybe mix with some other people in the year group that you might have not known so well before. You settled down quickly at night times and really supported each other. You were a pleasure to take away. Have a great Easter break and we look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks.
(More photos to follow after Easter, once I get the photos which Mrs Baker and Mrs Prior took).