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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

Up, up and away STEAM week looks at flight!

16 October 2020

With a good degree of yaw and pitch STEAM week got off to a flying start.

Year 7 & 8 team building

25 September 2020

Years 7 & 8 took full advantage of being outside in the sunshine on Monday with a day of team building activities.

Launch of new Curriculum for Rose Hill School

09 September 2020

Rose Hill School has this September launched their new curriculum, Curriculum 2020. The new framework has been designed over the last 18 months using feedback from universities and the employment sector, international trends in education, a breadth of educational research findings and consultation with local senior schools.

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.

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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