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Windrush Generation

Tune in to hear the Year 6s interview Alex Pascall about the Windrush Generation coinciding with Windrush Day on the 22nd June.

Do you have a grandparent or know someone who was part of the Windrush Generation? Get in touch with GroveFM, we’d love to hear and share your stories.

For more information, see this BBC article and CBBC resource.

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Ganges Summer 2019

Welcome to this week broadcast by the year 3 class! The class read out performative poems, talk about plants, Native American healers, deadly animals. They also asked a few questions about farm animals and Native Americans. Don’t miss Mr Sheffield’s replies to their questions.

Music this week includes:
Flower by Moby
Jock-A-Mo by Sugar Boy Crawford
Toccata And Fugue in D minor
Talk to The Animals by Sammy Davis Jr
Jollity Farm by Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

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Nile & Thames Summer 2019

The two reception classes present a Science Week special this week – find out about all the animals that visited the school – among them a tarantula and an albino snake – and what children think about them.

Music featured in our broadcast:
Animal by Pearl Jam
Birds by Neil Young
Deeper Underground by Jamiroquai
Golden Retriever by Super Furry Animals
Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
Jumpin’ Jack Flash by The Rolling Stones

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Amazon Summer 2019

This week Amazon class (year 3), talk about being an outcast and bullying, two themes in the book Weslandia. They also tell us about growing sunflowers and runner beans and what they’ve learnt about Native Americans.

Music this week:
Send One Your Love by Stevie Wonder
Iko Iko by The Dixie Cups
Keep On Running by The Spencer Davis Group
Get Up, Stand Up by Bob Marley & The Wailers

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Volga Summer 2019

This week the year 5s talk about their visit to watch the cricket at the Oval, they debate about the Benin bronzes and whether they should be returned to Nigeria, talk about puberty and voice changes, seeds and coconuts.

Featured music this week:
Coconut – Harry Nilsson
When I grow Up – from Matilda

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Waikato & Mekong Summer 2019

In this joint broadcast, packed with learning and singing, the children in year 1 talk about phonics, their visit to the South London Gallery, Pattan’s Pumpkin, Zambia, fruits and vegetables and more.

Music this week:
Featured Artist – Meilyr Jones
Pump Up The Volume – M&A&R&R&S
Africa – Toto
Fruit Tree – Nick Drake

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Yangtze Summer 2019

The year 2s talk about their Easter holidays, Spring and birthdays, deserts, rain forests & the Arctic, castles, and the Tower of London.

Featured music:
Flanagan and Allen – Run Rabbit Run
Randy Newman – The Time Of Your Life (from Bug’s Life)
Depeche Mode – New Life

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Orinoco Spring 2019

For the last broadcast of the Spring term, the year 5 children in Orinoco class talk about Macbeth, why they knit in class and circle time, Buddhism and the forces of gravity.

Featured music:
Jamiroquai – King for a Day
Oasis – Don’t Look Back in Anger
Tom Petty – Free Falling


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Radio Club Spring 2019

This term Radio Club has been busy working on stop motion animation, original stories inspired by Soundbeam and use the green screen to disappear!

Hannah from Orinoco also performs her original poem Snowflake:

And Flossie from Orinoco performs Sundown on the clarinet:

Stop motion animations:

Monsters of Pompeii, an audio drama by Rex, Daniel and Isaac:

Doomed Dragons, an audio drama by Freya, Hannah, Izzy and Flossie:

Disappearing Acts with the green screen:

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Spring Singing

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