Up, up and away STEAM week looks at flight!
With a good degree of yaw and pitch STEAM week got off to a flying start with a Year 5 & 6 fly to the line foam board glider challenge. Many frantic moments later the year groups were ready to test their designs cut from a single A3 sheet. At the upper end of the school Year 7 & 8 were cutting and shaping their rocket cars ready for blasting.
Midweek saw the whole school paper glider fly to the line challenge with pupils from early years through to Year 8, and some competitive staff, all throwing their plane designs to try to reach the furthest point. During the week pupils at home were also fully involved investigating and evaluating plane designs and testing paper hot air balloons.
Our STEAM scholars were set the challenge of planning, creating and delivering presentations on aspects of flight and these were shown during form time.
In the Prep School water rockets were launched into the air with some interesting flight paths taken.
Blasting of Year 7 & 8 rocket cars later in the week saw speeds reached in excess of 80mph. Years 5,7 & 8 had the special privilege of two BA pilots (Mr. And Mrs Wayt) sharing their flying expertise and knowledge discussing jet streams, ailerons, turbulence, drag, thrust and airport logistics. Before the week’s departure the whole school was invited to participate in a birds of prey show involving owls, a buzzard and a falcon. The children were amazed at the subtle differences in the flying abilities of each bird and enjoyed asking questions that gave them a deeper understanding of natural flight.
A huge thank you to all children, teachers and parents for supporting and ensuring STEAM week was a great success.
We hope you all had a fabulous week and enjoyed it as much as we did. We look forward to future adventures.
Mr. Izzard and Mr. Agnew.
17 November 2020
Box Hill was the location for Year 4's focus day in geography.
28 October 2020
Our first Focus Day of the year was a great success! Prep School pupils were immersed in learning for a day about a particular topic , acquiring and applying knowledge.
25 September 2020
Years 7 & 8 took full advantage of being outside in the sunshine on Monday with a day of team building activities.
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.
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.
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.
26 February 2020
The Art Department is delighted to congratulate Henry on receiving an Art Scholarship to Tonbridge School.
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.