Volga Spring 2017

The Volga River is deep and so wide in some areas that you can’t see across the river in certain locations. It freezes for approximately three months in the winter each year.

In this new broadcast by Volga class (year 5) the children express their thoughts on the current news and talk about what coding is and what forces they’ve been learnt about in class. At the end, they talk about the theme of the week – “waiting for what you want”.

“Life is Short, Live it Equally”

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Music by:
Pressure Drop by Toots & The Maytals
Everything In Its Right Place by Radiohead
Carry That Weight by The Beatles
You Can’t Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones

Thames & Nile Spring 2017

In this broadcast Thames & Nile, the two reception classes, talk about what they want to be when they grow up, what Reception at Lyndhurst is like and about aliens who steal underpants!

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New School Gate Opening

Sir Tim Brighouse visited Lyndhurst to officially cut the ribbon and open the new school gate. Two children from Grove FM’s Radio Club interviewed Sir Tim about his experiences and what makes a good school. Listen below to find out more.

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And here is a quote by musician Pablo Casals, which Sir Tim referenced in his opening speech:

Sometimes I look around me with a feeling of complete dismay. In the confusion that afflicts the world today, I see disrespect for the very values of life.

Beauty is all around us, but how many seem to see nothing. Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe; a moment that will never be again.

And what do we teach our children? We teach them that 2+2 makes 4, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are?

You must cherish one another. You must work – we must all work – We should say to each of them: do you know what you are?

You are a marvel. You are unique. In the entire world there is no other child exactly like you. In the millions of years that have passed, there has never been another child like you.

And look at your body – what a wonder it is. Your legs, your arms, your cunning fingers, and the way you move.

You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel?

Let us make the world worthy of its children.

                                                                             (Pablo Casals)

Mekong & Waikato Autumn 2016

A joint broadcast this week by Mekong & Waikato (year 1), where the children talk about superheroes, the Nativity play, and their favourite thing about Christmas. They also describe what year 1 is like and do some word problems for our listeners.

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Featured music this week:

Superman theme tune (John Williams)
The 5 Star Riddim (Soundboy Records)

Zambezi Autumn 2016

Along the Zambezi river numerous animals can be found. On 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.

This week Zambezi (year 6) talk about Anne Frank’s Diary, reflect on war and immigration, and read their poems about World War II. They also talk about Lyndhurst’s Winter Fair, present the week’s news and share their thoughts on school’s dinners.

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Music featured in the broadcast:
Schindler’s List (Film Theme ) by John Williams
Winter Wonderland by Darlene Love
8 Days of Hannukah by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Rio Grande Autumn 2016

Other names for the Rio Grande have include Rio Bravo, Keresan (Big River), Tewa (Big River) and Towa (Great Waters). The Rio Grande flows from Colorado through New Mexico, Texas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas.

Rio Grande learnt lots of things about Mexico for International Week. Listen in to learn more about the diversity at Lyndhurst and to hear the week’s news.

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Music this week:
El Rey by Alejandro Fernandez
Boliviana by Ibrahim Ferrer

Yarra Autumn 2016

The Yarra River is not big. It is not very long, very wide, nor very deep. It is not even very clear. But it is probably one of the cleanest city rivers in the world – and home to the platypus.

In this week’s broadcast Yarra class (year 2) talk about The Naughty Bus and what they want to be when they grow up. You can then hear them sign at the Nativity Assembly and talk about the story behind it.

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Featured music this week:
Magic Bus by The Who
When I Grow Up from Matilda The Musical

Amazon Autumn 2016

Anacondas lurk in the shallow waters of the Amazon Basin, they are one of the largest snakes in the world and occasionally attack larger animals such as goats that get to close the water.
Anacondas lurk in the shallow waters of the Amazon Basin, they are one of the largest snakes in the world and occasionally attack larger animals such as goats that get to close the water.

This week Amazon (year 3) talk about the difference between Aztec times and Mexico today, and imagine what it would be like to be part of the Aztec empire.  They also share their thoughts on bullying and ice cream.

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Featured music this week:
Pick Yourself Up by Nat King Cole
Ice Cream Man by Tom Waits

Lyndhurst & Mexico exchange

Tamarind sweets covered in chili
Tamarind sweets covered in chili

Children in Ganges and Amazon class have been learning about the Aztecs. They wanted o know more about life in Mexico today, so they asked questions for Mexican children. This week we got answers from Year 3 children at Alexander Bain School in Mexico City!

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Thank you to the teachers at the Escuela Alexander Bain for recording the children’s answers.