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At Rosehill School, we recognise the importance that creative arts have in the life of all pupils. We combine the subjects of Art, Music, Dance, Movement and Drama to form a comprehensive and exciting approach to developing all pupils’ creativity that builds on their strengths and interests. Our purpose built facilities and resources in the central school include a large, multi-purpose Art Studio, a dedicated music room and a newly developed Movement and Dance Studio with mirrored walls. In the Primary and Middle School, the classroom teachers deliver Creative Arts whereas in the Upper School, subject specialists in Art, Drama, and Music teach students. Creative Arts takes on a very multi-sensory approach, particularly for pupils with either sensory impairments.

 

Intent

Music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel. It breaks down communication barriers for those pupils who do not communicate verbally or easily. It brings together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection, and emotional development. As an integral part of culture, past and present, it helps our pupils understand themselves and relate to others, forging important links between the home, school and the wider world.

Children develop descriptive skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent moods and feelings.

Through music, we teach skills in; Recognising pulse and pitch, following rhythm, Musical notation, duration and how to compose music, following high and low pitch and fast and slow Tempo.

Music and singing activities can also help with the development of phonics e.g. rhythm and rhyme, voice sounds, body percussion.

 

Implementation

At Rosehill, we make music an enjoyable learning experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up their confidence. We teach our students to listen and to appreciate different forms of music. As children get older, we support them in maintaining their concentration for longer and in listening to more extended pieces of music. Children develop descriptive skills in music lessons when learning about how music can represent moods and feelings. Music encourages young people in becoming more confident in performing in front of an audience and taking part in events. It can also help in developing skills in playing musical instruments and exploring sound sources.

 

Through music, we teach skills in; Recognising pulse and pitch, Following rhythm, Musical notation, duration and how to compose music, following high and low pitch and fast and slow Tempo.

 

Every year, we put on a number of performances - one at the end of the Christmas term and some classes present topic related productions during the year. All the children have the chance to participate. We use a combination of music, dance, and drama. We have a school hall for such events and the staff and children make all the backdrops.

 

At Rosehill School we also have a fantastic School Choir who practice regularly and perform at most events and assemblies. This year, the choir has set up two choir groups:

 

  • Primary and Middle School Pupils (KS1-3)- Rosehill Songbirds
  • Upper School Pupils (KS3-5) - Rosehill Harmonies
     
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