All posts by Maru Rojas

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

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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.

Languages at Lyndhurst

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As part of Lyndhurst’s International Evening children who speak another language were invited to record the following phrase: “My name is …….. and I am ….. years old. Bye!”
Here you can listen to all the languages represented at Lyndhurst – from French to Swahili to Igbo!

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Hudson’s Jazz Performance

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Hudson class (year 4) rehearsed for 6 weeks to perform at a jazz concert at the Royal Festival Hall. Listen to their performance here:

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Yangtze Autumn 2016

The Yangtze River is also called the Chang Jiang It’s the longest river in Asia, and the third longest in the world (behind the Nile and the Amazon).
The Yangtze River is also called Chang Jiang. It’s the longest river in Asia, and the third longest in the world (behind the Nile and the Amazon).

The children in Yangtze class (year 2) talk about things that are special to them and what’s special about Lyndhurst. Two children from Mississippi class (year 6) read Flanders Fields and introduce Remembrance Day.

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Music in our broadcast this week:
Special Brew by Bad Manners
All You Need Is Love by The Beatles
Dear Lord And Father of Mankind

Ganges Autumn 2016

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The soil in and around the Ganges River is extremely fertile. Crops commonly grown in the region include potatoes, wheat, lentils, oil seeds, rice, and sugarcane.

This week Ganges class (year 3) tell us all they know about the Aztecs and what Mexico is like today. They also ask questions for children in Mexico and finish the broadcast with some advice for Donald Trump and what they would do if they could change one thing in the world and at Lyndhurst.

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Featured music this week:
The Prince of Egypt by Whitney Houston
Egypt by Kate Bush
La Pistola Y El Corazon by Los Lobos
Bored in the USA by Father John Misty
Change The World by Eric Clapton

Volga Autumn 2016

Huge sturgeon fish can be found in the Volga River. One of the most famous Russian delicacies, caviar comes from sturgeon.
Huge sturgeon fish can be found in the Volga River. One of the most famous Russian delicacies, caviar comes from sturgeon.

This week is Alice in Wonderland themed. Listen to the children in Volga class (year 5) talking about their favourite characters, the science behind falling through the Earth and Alice in Wonderland Syndrome. They also talk about Guy Fawkes, read the News of the Week and give their opinion on the US Election.

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Featured music this week:
Boogie Wonderland  – Earth, Wind & Fire
Alice’s Theme – Danny Elfman
Born in the USA – Bruce Springsteen

Hudson Autumn 2016

Henry Hudson was the first person to explore the Hudson in 1609. Between six and 12 thousand native Americans inhabited this region prior to Hudson’s arrival. These tribes lived here for thousands of years before the Europeans' arrival.
Henry Hudson was the first Englishman to explore the Hudson in 1609. Between six and 12 thousand native Americans inhabited this region prior to Hudson’s arrival. These tribes lived here for thousands of years before the Europeans’ arrival.

Welcome to Hudson’s (year 4) Autumn broadcast! This week’s broadcast is all about the digestive system – expect lots of food talk, learn more about breakfasts around the world and what the Egyptians used to eat.

The children also present the news of the week.

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Music this week:
Food, Glorious Food – Oliver!
A Day in the Life – The Beatles
King Tut – Steve Martin & The Toot Uncommons