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Hudson Spring 2016

The Hudson River flows through New York. There are many industries located along the Hudson, and they dump their waste into the waters of the Hudson thus polluting it. The government has taken action and passed laws to stop this pollution.
The Hudson River flows through New York. There are many industries located along the Hudson, and they dump their waste into the waters of the Hudson thus polluting it. The government has taken action and passed laws to stop this pollution.

This week’s class broadcast by Hudson (year 4) is all about stories, poems and fables. First, listen to the children read the poem Girl and a Tree by Carol Ann Duffy (you can also read it here) and then write their own stories.

Later on the children play a game of 21 Questions (can you try to guess the animal before they do?), talk about Miyazaki’s film Spirited Away and read two of Aesop’s Fables. And finally, listen to Mr. Sheffield’s choice Desert Island Disc.

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Featured music this week:
Girl Under A Tree by Sweet Baboo
Above The Clouds by Paul Weller
Spirited Away – One Summer’s Day by Joe Hisaishi
Chopin’s Nocturne No.2 by Elisabeth Leonskaja

Waikato Autumn 2015

Waikato is the longest river in New Zealand, running for 425 kilometres through the North Island
Waikato is the longest river in New Zealand, running for 425 kilometres through the North Island

This week we have a broadcast by Waikato class (year 1) full of Christmas songs and Christmas jumpers. Children also talk about the Snow Queen, play Repeat at Home and learn a new version of “If you’re happy and you know it”.  Finally, listen to Miss Keenan’s choice for this week’s Desert Island Discs.

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Featured music this week:
Run Rudolph Run by Chuck Berry
Spanish Joint by D’Angelo

Rio Grande Autumn

This is a picture of the Rio Grande, a river that sits on the border of the US and Mexico. In Mexico it is known as the Rio Bravo (or fierce river)
This is a picture of the Rio Grande, a river that sits on the border of the US and Mexico. In Mexico it is known as the Rio Bravo (or fierce river).

This week on Rio Grande’s broadcast you can learn more about the book Clockwork by Philip Pullman. Learn what the class made for the Winter Fair and listen to a short piece of Newspaper Music by the students.

You can also learn how cheese and pepperoni are made and how bananas grow in our new feature Fantastic Food.

The poem of the week is Toy Dog by Carol Ann Duffy. Finally, listen to a message from Miss Savvides to her class as she talks about her choice for Desert Island Discs.

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Featured music this week:
Lieutenant Kije  by Prokofiev, played by Chicago Simphonic Orchestra
Madison by Jeremy Sans
Jack S George by Ian Dury & The Blockheads