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Amazon Summer 2016

There are no bridges that cross the Amazon, mostly because there is no need, the majority of the Amazon River runs through rainforests rather than roads or cities.
There are no bridges that cross the Amazon, mostly because there is no need, the majority of the Amazon River runs through rainforests rather than roads or cities.

Year 3 Amazon’s Summer broadcast is all about sports – how to play benchball, what team work means, how to be a good sportsperson and which professional athlete they would like to be.

The children read the weekly news and give their views on the EU Referendum vote.  They have also recorded two mystery sounds – can you guess what they are?

At the end, learn more about Mr Turner’s favourite artist.

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Featured music:
Light and Tuneful by Keith Mansfield
Grandstand by Keith Mansfield

Mississippi Summer 2016

The sport of water-skiing was invented on the River Mississippi in the 1920s. The river is also home to over 240 different species of fish, that’s one quarter of all the fish species in North America.
The sport of water-skiing was invented on the River Mississippi in the 1920s. The river is also home to over 240 different species of fish, that’s one quarter of all the fish species in North America.

This week Mississippi (year 6) introduce Lyndhurst’s Science Week. The school had a visit by Science Wizards and the students explain some of the experiments they took part in.
This week we have two Mystery Sounds and some of the children share their experiences, regrets and advice for younger children.
The children also came up with two questions to ask Ailien, a woman who is kayaking around the UK. Finally, listen to the weekly News!

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Here’s a link if you want to know more about the EU Referendum: BBC Newsround for Children

Music this week:
Proud Mary by Ike & Tina Turner
Changes by Tupac
Learnging to Fly by Tom Petty

Zambezi Summer 2016

Along the river numerous animals can be found. Along the shore Crocodiles and hippopotamus are abundant. Large animals such as elephants, lions, zebras, giraffes, and buffalo can be found near the river in many areas.
Along the Zambezi river numerous animals can be found. Along the shore Crocodiles and hippopotamus are abundant. Large animals such as elephants, lions, zebras, giraffes, and buffalo can be found near the river in many areas.

Zambezi’s (year 6) broadcast this week is themed around light and the eye. The students also talk about King Kong, the new London Mayor and the EU Referendum.

Listen in to hear their advice on taking SATS Tests and hear the News of the Week. Finally, can you guess what the Mystery Sound is this week? Last but not least Ms Fisher talks about  her favourite artist.

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If you want to know more about the mystery sound, follow this link:

Mystery Sound

Featured music this week:
School’s Out by Alice Cooper
No Regrets by Robbie Williams
Mystery by Boxed In

Hudson Summer 2016

Crayola Crayon Factory originated in Peekskill, N.Y. not far from the shore of the Hudson River.
Crayola Crayon Factory originated in Peekskill, N.Y. not far from the shore of the Hudson River.

This week Hudson class (year 4) explain why May is a Bank Holiday and talk about their trip to the churchyard (with a guest appearance by the RSPB). They also discuss Shakespear’s The Tempest and read their own stories, tell us more about Prince and give their thoughts on the London Mayoral election.
Don’t miss Mr Sheffield at the end talking about his favourite artist!

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Music featured this week:
Holiday by Madonna
Birds by The Meters
Purple Rain by Prince
London Calling by The Clash

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