Yarra Summer 2016

The Yarra River runs through Melbourne. In the final stages of its journey it passes through Melbourne’s ports and oil refineries. It concludes its journey muddy, full of pollution in Port Phillip Bay. Up to 350,000 cigarette butts enter the Yarra every day via stormwater drains. Efforts are being made to clean up the river.

The Yarra River runs through Melbourne. In the final stages of its journey it passes through Melbourne’s ports and oil refineries. It ends its journey muddy, full of pollution in Port Phillip Bay. Efforts are being made to clean up the river – here you can see a litter trap.

This week Yarra class (year 2) talk about their science project and seeds that have been to space. They also share their knowledge about the International Space Station and discuss whether there is life in space.

You can also find out more about Lyndhurst’s after school clubs and hear about Miss Curran’s favourite art space.

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Music featured this week:
Vision by Michael J. Gelb
Main Title by Jerry Goldsmith
The Questions by Common

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Orinoco Summer 2016

There are more than 1000 species of fish living in the Orinoco River. These species include the piranha, electric eel, and a species of catfish called the Laulao which can reach more than 200 pounds.

There are more than 1000 species of fish living in the Orinoco River. These species include the piranha, electric eel, and a species of catfish called the Laulao which can reach more than 200 pounds.

This week broadcast by Orinoco class (year 5) revolves around homelessness. The class read the book Way Home by Libby Hathorn and go on to discuss the book, their views and facts about homelessness in the UK. Ms Sawh, who volunteered at Crisis at Christmas talks about her experiences.

Also listen to the class talk politics as they discuss the upcoming election for the Mayor of London. And finally, the children interview each other about a skill or hobby they want to share with the class.

At the end you can hear Miss Saeed talking about her favourite artist.

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Music featured this week:
Can’t Find My Way Home – Blind Faith
Hobo Blues – John Lee Hooker
Streets of London – Ralph McTell
King of the Road – Roger Miller
They Also Mourn Who do Not Wear Black – Surfjan Stevens
Running From Home – Bert Jansch
Homeless – Paul Simon

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Volga Autumn 2015

The Volga is the longest river in Europe. It flows through central Russia and into the Caspian Sea, and is considered as the national river of Russia.

The Volga is the longest river in Europe. It flows through central Russia and into the Caspian Sea, and is considered as the national river of Russia.

Listen to Volga class (year 5) talk about astronaut Tim Peake’s launch into space and hear real audio of the launch. The students also talk about life in space, they make a poem from a newspaper page (Beat Box Cat), talk about their typical Christmas and play Repeat at Home: Artists where they try to draw a famous work of art based on someone’s description of it.  (See the paintings here and here). Finally, listen to Mr Farrow’s song choice if he was stuck on a Desert Island.

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Featured music this week:
Cool For Cats by Squeeze
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Darlene Love

 

 

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Mississippi Autumn 2015

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The Mississippi River is the second longest river in the United States. This is an aerial view of the river.

This week Mississippi class (year 6) talk about Pablo Picasso and his art.

We’ve introduced a new feature: Repeat at Home, where listeners take part whilst listening at home. First off is Artists where you can try your hand at drawing the famous artwork that the speaker is describing. (To see the images we chose for this game, here you can find Picasso’s Enamel Saucepan and Dali’s Meditative Rose.)

Then you can listen to interesting Facts & Fictions chosen by the students.

Finally, join us to play 21 Questions, trying to guess what the chosen image is in 21 questions or less.

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Featured music this week:
Pablo Picasso by Jonathan Richman
Nautilus by Anna Meredith

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Orinoco

orinocoListen to find out about Krindle Krax, the victorians, country dancing, languages and science, counting and maths and klimt and art.

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Featured music includes I am the very model by Gilbert & Sullivan, strip the willow by Skipinnish, the couleur cafe by serge gainsbourg, mystery by boxed in, I’m your puppet by James and Bobby Purify.

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