Category Archives: 2017 Broadcasts

Mississippi Summer 2017

The river flows into the Gulf of Mexico via a delta shaped like a bird’s foot.

On this week’s broadcast the year 6 children give advice to their younger selves, and give tips for taking SATs. They also talk about where they see themselves in 5 years and 10 years time. We asked the children, would they cheat in an exam if they could get in to a better school? And we had a visit from the Multi-Story Orchestra.

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Music featured in the broadcast:
The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme) – John Williams
Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House
We Are The Champions – Queen
Cheating – The Animals
Never Stop – Chilli Gonzales
Symphony No. 82 (The Bear) – Joseph Haydn

Hudson Summer 2017

Pollution of the river by industrial waste and raw sewage has been a continuing problem. Conservation groups have made attempts to preserve the river’s ecological values

This week Hudson class (year 4) discuss politics. If you could vote not to go to school, what would you do? What new law would you pass if you were Prime Minister? Listen in to find out what children think of going to the reflection room and the new craze – fidget spinners.

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Featured music:
Coldplay – Politics
School’s Out – Alice Cooper
You Spin Me Round (like a record) – Dead or Alive
London Calling – The Clash

Nile & Thames Summer 2017

Nile, the longest river in the world is truly an international river as it passes through eleven countries

This week our broadcast by Nile & Thames (reception) is all about growth and change. Listen to the children describe the eggs hatching and the tadpoles growing into frogglets. They also talk about what they want to be when they grow up.

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The music featured this week is:
Chicken payback – The Bees
Growing up – Danny Brown
Sven Libaek Orchestra – Open Sea Theme from Steve Zissou, Life Aquatic
I’m a Cuckoo – Belle & Sebastian
Star Spangled Banner – Jimi Hendrix
Ennio Morricone – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Theme

Amazon Spring 2017

The Amazon River is also home to the piranha, a meat eating type of fish. Although they have a reputation of being very aggressive, they are very sociable fish living in schools in the wild. Adult red-bellied piranhas tend to feed on worms, insects and other fish mostly at night and dawn.

This week you can hear Amazon (year 3) singing The Beatles at their assembly and giving tips on speaking in public. Find out what the children do during playtimes. And finally, they talk openly about autism and Lyndhurst’s Short Story Contest.

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Featured music in this week’s broadcast:
There’s No Business Like Show Business  by Ethel Merman
Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard by Paul Simon
Needle In The Hay by Elliott Smith
Desert Raven by Jonathan Wilson
Writing’s On The Wall by Plan B

Mekong & Waikato Spring 2017

International Happiness Day – March 20

This week Mekong & Waikato (year 1) introduce International Happiness Day and they talk about what makes them happy and what they do when they feel sad. Listen in to learn how Year 1 is different from Reception and what their expectations are for Year 2. And finally, learn more about pollution, the planet and trees.

Mekong broadcast:

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Waikato broadcast:

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Music from Mekong’s broadcast this week:
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Growing Up – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Earth Song – Michael Jackson
Tree Hugger – Kimya Dawson & Antsy Pants

Music featured in  Waikato’s broadcast:
Them Changes – Thundercat
Them Changes – Buddy Miles
Nothing From Nothing – Billy Preston
Harvest For The World – The Isley Brothers

Ganges Spring 2017

The Ganges was ranked as the fifth most polluted river of the world in 2007.
Pollution threatens not only humans, but also more than 140 fish species and 90 amphibian species.

This week Ganges (year 3) talk about their visit to the Unicorn Theatre to see Iron Man and what Easter & religion means to them. They also describe their hobbies & interests and finally talk about plants.

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Featured music this week:
Hooray for Hollywood by Doris Day
Run Rabbit Run by Flanagan & Allen
The Golden Age by Beck
Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

Yangtze & Yarra Spring 2017

Magpie Pica , 2016 by Jazmine Miles-Long. On display at the Horniman Museum.
Image copyright Phil Sofer

Yangtze & Yarra Class (year 2) went to the Horniman Museum this week and inspired by their visit they talk about taxidermy, habitats & what they saw during their visit. They also describe what their parents do for a job and what they want to be when they grow up.

Yangtze Broadcast

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Yarra Broadcast

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Featured music this week in Yangtze’s broadcast:
Fig In Leather – Davendra Banhart
Our House – Madness
Get a Job – The Silhouettes

And in Yarra’s broadcast the music this week is:
Jurassic Park – John Williams
Another One Bites the Dust
Little Monster
– Royal Blood
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
9 to 5 – Dolly Parton

Zambezi Spring 2017

The mighty Victoria Falls are part of the Zambezi. They are one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

This week Zambezi class (year 6) talk about health issues & addiction, cyber safety & the state of the world today. Finally, listen to the weekly news selected by the students.

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Featured music this week is:
Walking on Sunshine by Katrina & The Waves
Black Horse by Keith Tippett
Video Games by Lana Del Rey
Harvest for The World by The Isley Brothers

Rio Grande Spring 2017

Many dams have been built along the Rio Grande to control the water flow. This diversion has changed the flow so much that today only approximately 20% of the water reaches the Gulf of Mexico.

Rio Grande (year 4) recorded a special broadcast about books for World Book Day. The school had a visit by Bookman on Monday and celebrated Pancake Day on Tuesday. The children also select the news stories this week and talked about cyber safety.

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Featured music this week:
Cactus Tree
by Joni Mitchell
Fur Hildegard Von Bingen by Davenda Banhart
The Box by Johnny Flynn

Want to know what a tuatara looks like? Here is the video from Chester Zoo

Orinoco Spring 2017

The Orinoco River has supported the traditional way of life of the Piaroa people for thousands of years. The women grow food and the men fish. The river is used for transport where it flows through as the thick tropical forests and flooded forest make travel difficult for humans otherwise.

This week Orinoco (year 5) give their opinion on the school uniform & high-vis vests, explain what parkour is and talk about what they do during the school holidays. You can listen to their chosen weekly news and counting to 10  in Chinese.

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Music featured this week:
Grange Hill (Theme Tune)
Surfin’ USA – The Beach Boys
Coffee & TV – Blur