Yarra Spring 2016

The Yarra River, seen here at night, runs through the city of Melbourne in Australia

The Yarra River runs through the city of Melbourne in Australia

This week Yarra class (year 2) have recorded their own tribute to David Bowie: What would be the last thing you would say if you were going to space? and What would you be if you could be a hero just for one day?

But first, we begin with some tongue twisters and riddles. Can you have a go at Swan Swam or guess the answer to the riddle? Find the answers here.

Finally, listen to Miss Curran’s choice for this week’s Desert Island Discs feature.

This week’s broadcast

Music this week:
David Bowie of course!

 

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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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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

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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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