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The Power of Music

Music is a powerful subject that is an intrinsic part of modern life. Therefore, the way to develop a love of all genres and styles of music is to capture imagination through modern technology. The music department at Rose Hill School offers a range of both traditional and modern ways of approaching music education such as clubs like MTech; Composing Club using Garage Band and Notation writing software; Battle of the Bands and Band Clubs.

Within curriculum time You Tube is used during most lessons to access content and starting points for lessons and sets of IPads are used to support independent keyboard projects; notation games and; for Garage Band for composition.

A way of inspiring a love of music in a digital world is to make the music and the stories of composers real and to put context behind the music. That way children engage with the period of time the music was composed and listen to the music with a different aural perception. Following that engagement, digital technology and keyboards can be used to create compositions based on classical music.

In many schools music is an area that is often subject to financial cuts and yet Ofsted are now focusing and placing value on breath of curriculum. Research shows the power of music of developing children in academic ability; developing a sense of wellbeing; developing social skills and developing individual skills and confidence.

At Rose Hill School we are passionate about the power of music and have regular wellbeing singing sessions; hymns; a huge number of extra-curricular clubs and instrumental lessons; Kodaly based music lessons for EYFS and a huge number of concerts, shows, workshops and events throughout the year. I challenge anyone to observe excellent music education in schools and not perceive the overall positive impact it has on school life and individual development!

Elisa Harrod, Director of Music

Reception to Coolings Garden Centre

13 March 2020

On Wednesday 11 March the Reception children went on a visit to the nature trail at Coolings Garden Centre in Knockholt. There was great excitement, even before we boarded the minibus in our salopettes, coats and wellies.

Year 6 Geography trip to the River Cuckmere and Seven Sisters Country Park.

12 March 2020

Whilst the heavy rain did make the trip via Alfriston village a little tricky it also served to highlight the spectacular meanders and creeks of the River Cuckmere’s floodplain in the Spring sunshine and allow the ‘New Cut’ to be in full spate and speed along to the sea at low tide. As it did so the fast-flowing water actively undercut and eroded the shingle beach causing mini land or ‘shingle’ slides before our very eyes.

Henry wins Art Scholarship to Tonbridge School

26 February 2020

The Art Department is delighted to congratulate Henry on receiving an Art Scholarship to Tonbridge School.

Robert Baden-Powell Birthday!

24 February 2020

Robert Baden-Powell would have turned 163 on 22 February this year and Rose Hill School pupils celebrate his birthday every year.

F24 races at Goodwood Motor Circuit

17 May 2019

On Sunday the senior part of RHS Motorsport had their first race in the V12 Warrior on the 2.4 mile Goodwood Motor Circuit.

Does technology hinder children's writing skills?

15 May 2019

Many of us have heard tales of children who swipe left on the cover of a book, before they think to turn the page. Modern mythology aside, the advancement of technology in homes has certainly impacted pupils’ expectations of how they should absorb and communicate information at school.

RHS Motorsport at Ford Airfield

07 May 2019

In the midst of the Easter holiday, three members of RHS Motorsport attended Greenpower Ford Airfield event with the Red Devil car.

Fly to the Line

03 May 2019

After coming first, second and third at the Regional Final for the Fly to the Line competition the whole of the Y5 STEM club were invited to attend the National Final at RAF Museum London.

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