Zambezi Summer 2016

Along the river numerous animals can be found. Along the shore Crocodiles and hippopotamus are abundant. Large animals such as elephants, lions, zebras, giraffes, and buffalo can be found near the river in many areas.
Along the Zambezi river numerous animals can be found. Along the shore Crocodiles and hippopotamus are abundant. Large animals such as elephants, lions, zebras, giraffes, and buffalo can be found near the river in many areas.

Zambezi’s (year 6) broadcast this week is themed around light and the eye. The students also talk about King Kong, the new London Mayor and the EU Referendum.

Listen in to hear their advice on taking SATS Tests and hear the News of the Week. Finally, can you guess what the Mystery Sound is this week? Last but not least Ms Fisher talks about  her favourite artist.

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If you want to know more about the mystery sound, follow this link:

Mystery Sound

Featured music this week:
School’s Out by Alice Cooper
No Regrets by Robbie Williams
Mystery by Boxed In

Ganges Summer 2016

The Ganges shark, once common in the waters of the Ganges River, is now endangered. The same is true of the Ganges river dolphin.
The Ganges shark, once common in the waters of the Ganges River, is now endangered. The same is true of the Ganges river dolphin.

This week Ganges (year 3) present an amazing broadcast, focused on the Stone Age and celebrating David Attenborough’s 90th birthday. We have a new feature called Mystery Sounds – can you guess what the sound is? And finally, don’t miss the News of the Week and Miss Harwood’s choice of artwork.

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Yarra Summer 2016

The Yarra River runs through Melbourne. In the final stages of its journey it passes through Melbourne’s ports and oil refineries. It concludes its journey muddy, full of pollution in Port Phillip Bay. Up to 350,000 cigarette butts enter the Yarra every day via stormwater drains. Efforts are being made to clean up the river.
The Yarra River runs through Melbourne. In the final stages of its journey it passes through Melbourne’s ports and oil refineries. It ends its journey muddy, full of pollution in Port Phillip Bay. Efforts are being made to clean up the river – here you can see a litter trap.

This week Yarra class (year 2) talk about their science project and seeds that have been to space. They also share their knowledge about the International Space Station and discuss whether there is life in space.

You can also find out more about Lyndhurst’s after school clubs and hear about Miss Curran’s favourite art space.

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Music featured this week:
Vision by Michael J. Gelb
Main Title by Jerry Goldsmith
The Questions by Common

Hudson Summer 2016

Crayola Crayon Factory originated in Peekskill, N.Y. not far from the shore of the Hudson River.
Crayola Crayon Factory originated in Peekskill, N.Y. not far from the shore of the Hudson River.

This week Hudson class (year 4) explain why May is a Bank Holiday and talk about their trip to the churchyard (with a guest appearance by the RSPB). They also discuss Shakespear’s The Tempest and read their own stories, tell us more about Prince and give their thoughts on the London Mayoral election.
Don’t miss Mr Sheffield at the end talking about his favourite artist!

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Music featured this week:
Holiday by Madonna
Birds by The Meters
Purple Rain by Prince
London Calling by The Clash

Orinoco Summer 2016

There are more than 1000 species of fish living in the Orinoco River. These species include the piranha, electric eel, and a species of catfish called the Laulao which can reach more than 200 pounds.
There are more than 1000 species of fish living in the Orinoco River. These species include the piranha, electric eel, and a species of catfish called the Laulao which can reach more than 200 pounds.

This week broadcast by Orinoco class (year 5) revolves around homelessness. The class read the book Way Home by Libby Hathorn and go on to discuss the book, their views and facts about homelessness in the UK. Ms Sawh, who volunteered at Crisis at Christmas talks about her experiences.

Also listen to the class talk politics as they discuss the upcoming election for the Mayor of London. And finally, the children interview each other about a skill or hobby they want to share with the class.

At the end you can hear Miss Saeed talking about her favourite artist.

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Music featured this week:
Can’t Find My Way Home – Blind Faith
Hobo Blues – John Lee Hooker
Streets of London – Ralph McTell
King of the Road – Roger Miller
They Also Mourn Who do Not Wear Black – Surfjan Stevens
Running From Home – Bert Jansch
Homeless – Paul Simon

Waikato Summer 2016

The Huka Falls of the Waikato river.
The Huka Falls of the Waikato river. Waikato means “flowing water” in the Maori language (native people of New Zealand).

This week you can hear a new feature about amazing facts about Lyndhurst – such as the gardening club and what children think of the new lunch hall.

We also talk about what children have been learning in class – place value and the human body and things you shouldn’t be afraid of. Finally, we made a story together titled “A Girl Called Molly” and played a quick game of 21 Questions – can you guess what the animal is?

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Featured music this week:
Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard
by Paul Simon
Ooh La La by Faces
Too Afraid to Love by The Black KeysWhite Keys by Chilly Gonzales
The Questions by Common

Rio Grande Spring 2016

Along the banks of the Rio Grande wildflower bloom each spring. The river has, since 1845, marked the boundary between Mexico and the United States from the twin cities of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, to the Gulf of Mexico. As such, it was across this river that Texan slaves fled when seeking their freedom, aided by Mexico's liberal colonization policies and abolitionist stance.
Along the banks of the Rio Grande wildflower bloom each spring. The river has, since 1845, marked the boundary between Mexico and the United States. As such, it was across this river that Texan slaves fled when seeking their freedom, when Mexico abolished slavery in 1828.

In this week’s broadcast Rio Grande talk about Autism Awareness Week, what it is and what children can do to help autistic children at school. The children also tell us some interesting facts about Ancient Egypt that they’ve been learning about and finally we celebrate St Patrick’s Day with limmericks and poems (you can read them here).

Last but not least, listen to the end to find out Miss Savvides song choice if she was stuck on a desert island.

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Featured music this week:
John, I’m Only Dancing  by David Bowie
King Tut  by Steve Martin & The Toot Uncommons
These Days by The Velvet Underground & Nico
I’m Shipping up to Boston by Dropkick Murphys

Yangtze Spring 2016

 The Yangtze River is the busiest river in the world with cruise ships, ferries and transport barges crisscrossing the river.
The Yangtze River is the busiest river in the world with cruise ships, ferries and transport barges crisscrossing the river.

This week Yangtze class (year 2) talk about their favourite books, healthy eating and how broccoli  and passion fruit grow. Later the class sings the Vegetable Rap during their assembly. Finally, they tell us what they’ve learnt about Sikh religion and God.

At the end Ms Matharu picks a song to listen to if she was stuck on a desert island.

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Music this week:
Vegetables – The Beach Boys
Joharu Sikhipincha – P Susheela

Volga Spring 2016

The word 'Volga' is derived from a Slavic word meaning 'moisture, wetness'
The word ‘Volga’ is derived from a Slavic word meaning ‘moisture, wetness’

This week’s broadcast is by Volga class (year 5) and it’s all about International Women’s Day. We watched the film Girl Rising, so you can hear the class talking about the film and women they admire. (You can watch the 12 minute film here)

We also talked about equality and women at work, after watching another short film called Celebrating Working Women (watch here).

Finally, the class chose to learn how to make onion tart and Mr Farrow gives his thoughts on International Women’s Day.

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Music featured this week:
Sugar Town – Nancy Sinatra
A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel) – Aretha Franklin
Madison – Jeremy Sams