Yarra Summer 2017

Before European settlement, the Yarra River was a major food source and meeting place for local indigenous people, the Wurundjeri people.

It’s a Father’s Day Special by Yarra class. Listen in to find out what the children think of their dads, what their favourite thing to do with them is, what their job is, and whether they spend too long on their phones.

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Featured music this week:
Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag – James Brown
Daddy Cool – Boney M.
Memo to My Son – Randy Newman
Babies Makin’ Babies – Sly & The Family Stone

Orinoco Summer 2017

The Orinoco crocodile is a critically endangered crocodile. Its population is very small and it can only be found in freshwater environments in Colombia and Venezuela, in particular the Orinoco River.

Want to know why you have nightmares? Listen to this week’s broadcast to find out. This week our broadcast is all about science: mindfulness and the impact of emotions on our body and well-being. We also have the news and the children’s thoughts on going to year six.

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Music featured in the broadcast this week:
Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap
Roar by Katy Perry

Reception – Election Special

Unhappy with the election results? Listen to this brilliant podcast by children in Thames & Nile (reception) class. What would they do if they were Prime Minister for a day?

 

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With music by:

Lord Kitchener – London is the Place for Me

Waikato Summer 2017

This week Waikato (year 1) bring us a broadcast full of seaside, sunshine & sand. The children talk about seaside holidays in the past and what is their favourite thing to do by the seaside. What kind of plants grow by the seaside?

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And one student made her own puppet show. Watch the video below:


Music featured in the broadcast this week:
To Be Alone With You by Surfjan Stevens
The Ocean by Richard Hawley
By The Sea from Sweeny Todd
Sail On, Sailor by The Beach Boys
Beyond The Sea by Bobby Darin

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

Autism Awareness Week

This week (March 27 – April 2) is Autism Awareness Week. Listen to the children at Lyndhurst talking about their understanding of autism and their experiences with other children.

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And here is the film that children in KS2 watched over the course of the week.