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.

Amazon Broadcast

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

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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

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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

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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
Yangtze Broadcast

Yarra Broadcast
Yarra Broadcast

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

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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.

Listen to Zambezi

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

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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

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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 

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Mississippi Spring 2017

The Mississippi River is 2,340 miles long (3, 730 kilometers). It takes 90 days for a drop of water to travel the entire length of the Mississippi River.

This week (February 6-12) is Children’s Mental Health Week, so children in Mississippi class (year 6) talk about what resilience is and how to improve it, as well as mental health. The children also interviewed Ms Wheare, who explains what mindfulness is and gives some useful breathing exercises.

Broadcast

You can watch Derek Redmond’s 400 meter race and incredible show of resilience here:

And find out more about Mental Health Week here:
Place2Be

Music this week:
Hearts On Fire – John Cafferty
When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going – Billy Ocean
Keep On Running – The Spencer Davis Group
Everybody Loves The Sunshine – Roy Ayers
Pink Moon – Nick Drake

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Hudson Spring 2017

There is some salt in the water of the Hudson from New York City north until Poughkeepsie. It is then fresh water from Poughkeepsie north until Lake Tear of the Clouds.

Listen to this week’s wonderful broadcast by Hudson (year 4). The children give their opinion on everything from the class clown to dating to wearing a school uniform. Also, find out what they found on Lyndhurst’s garden….

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Featured music this week:
School by Nirvana
Stop Fooling Around by Lulu
The Godfather theme
School Days
by Chuck Berry
Iron Man
by Black Sabbath

 

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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”

Volga Broadcast

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

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