Programme 94. (The 94th term of work set since the
Parents' Union School
(September to December, 1922. January to March, 1922, in the Dominions.)
Parents' National Educational Union.
The Parents' Union School.
(Address: House of Education, Ambleside.)
Motto: "I am, I can, I ought, I will."
(He shall) "pray for the children to prosper in good life and good literature."--(Dean Colet).
FORM I. (A and B).
PUPILS' NAMES __________________________________________
In all cases the Bible text must be read and narrated first.
A & B The Bible for the Young, by Dr. Paterson Smyth (S.P.C.K., Vol. III., P.N.E.U. Office. 1/6 ): (a) Joshua and Judges, Lessons 1-8, (b) St. Mark's Gospel, Lessons 1-8. Teacher to prepare beforehand: in teaching, read the Bible passages ONCE and get the children to narrate; add such comments (see Paterson Smyth) as will bring the passages home to the children. Children might use Bible Atlas (S.P.C.K., 1/3). The Children's Book of Prayers, by S.B. Macy (Longmans, 9d.).
Sunday reading (optional);
A A Book of Golden Deeds, by Charlotte Yonge (Macmillan, 2/-), pp. 148-299.
B Mrs. Gatty's Parables from Nature (Dent, 2/6), or, The Child's Book of Saints (Dent, 2/6) may be used.
A & B Sidelights on the Bible, by Mrs. Brightwen (R.T.S., 8/-). The Wonderful Prayer, by G. Hollis (S.P.C.K., 2/6).
A A New Handwriting, by M. M. Bridges (P.N.E.U. Office, 5d. each card; instructions 6d); card 1, lines 8 and 4; card 8, lines 3 and 4. Two letters to be mastered each lesson. Teacher study instructions. Transcribe from reading books, and write words and short sentences from dictation.
B A "New Handwriting," card 3 lines 3 and 4; one letter to be mastered each lesson, teacher study instructions. To be able to write, or print, letters and words from dictation as well as from copy (see Home Education page 284)
BEGINNERS--Left-hand half of card 4 of The "New Handwriting."
A Pilgrim's Progress* (R.T.S., 9d., or, better 2/6). Part II., from "the Two Lions" to "Matthew marries Mercy." Tales of Troy and Greece,* by Andrew Lang (Longmans, 4/-), pp. 239-287.
B Three Fairy Tales. Andersen's Fairy Tales or Grimm's Fairy Tales (both, Oxford Press, 1/6, or Dent, 2/6), may be used. Three fables, Aesop's Fables (Murray, 2/6).
A Our Island Story,* Vol. I., by E. H. Marshall (Jack, 3/3), pp. 94-140. Mrs. Frewen Lord's Tales from Canterbury* (Sampson Low, 1/6), pp. 37-73.
B Our Island Story, Vol. I., pp. 94-140. [A second lesson to be taken on Saturday, 9.20-9.40, otherwise pages read with omissions.]
A Ambleside Geography Book, Book I.* (2/6), pp. 41-54, Book II.* (3/-), pp. 34-68: six map questions before reading letterpress, then reading and narration; no additional matter should be introduced. Philip's Atlas of Comparative Geography* (3/6). Children to be able to tell about six places father and mother have visited. Pace and make plans of schoolroom, distance to front gate, and 10 yards on each side of four roads. Suitable tests under P.U.S. Scouting (see Parents' Review, June, 1920.
B Ambleside Geography Book, Book I., pages 2-11. The World at Home (Nelson, 5/-), pp. 238-296 (out of print). How the World Travels, by A. Methley (Gardner Darton, 2/-), pp. 1-40. Make in tray of sand (or see June P.R.) islands, isthmuses, straits, mountains, lakes.
Natural History (including work
for the holidays).
A & B Keep a Nature Note-Book (P.N.E.U. Office, 6d., and see Home Education). Find and describe (a) six wild fruits; watch, if possible, and describe (b) ten birds, (c) five other animals. [The Changing Year, by F. M. Haines (Wadsworth, 3/-), or, Countryside Rambles, by W. S. Furneaux (Philip, 2/6): August to December. Furneaux's A Nature Study Guide (Longmans, 6/6), may be used for special studies and for reference]. See also Scouting Tests in Nature Lore: Parents' Review, June, 1920.
A Birdland Stories, by O. Pike (R.T.S., 6/-), pp. 75-107, or, Insect Life* ("Eyes and No Eyes Series," Cassell, 1/3), pp. 41-80. Tommy Smith's Animals,* by E. Selous (Methuen, 2/9), pp. 143-207.
B Plant Life in Field and Garden,* pp. 1-26; 66-80, by Mrs. Fisher ("Eyes and No Eyes Series," Cassell, 1/3). Tommy Smith at the Zoo, pp. 53-110 (Methuen, 2/9).
Picture Study (see Home
Education for directions).
A & B Study reproductions of six pictures by Durer* (P.N.E.U. Office, 2/- the set): teacher see notes in the September No., 1922, of the Parents' Review.
Teachers should use The Teaching of Mathematics to Young Children, by I. Stephens (P.N.E.U. Office, 6d.).
A Pendlebury's New Concrete Arithmetic (Bell), Year II.,* (5d.), Term I., or, A New Junior Arithmetic, by Bompas Smith (Methuen, 4/-), pp. 24, 25, 34-38, 60-66, taking different examples. Tables up to twelve times twelve (five minutes' exercise in every lesson). Tables to be worked out in money thus : 9x7 = 63. 63 pence = 5s. 3d.
B Pendlebury, Year I.,* Term III, to be worked with dominoes, beans, etc. Rapid mental work.
A La Livre Rouge (Blackie, 3/-), pp. 6-20. Children to narrate. French Fables in Action, by V. Partington (Deut, 1/9), pp. 24-31.
B Illustrated French Primer, by Henry Bue (Hachette & Co., 9/6), pp. 45-54; 121-125, inclusive. Words to be taught orally with pictures. Children to narrate The Children's Entente Cordiale, by L.M. Oylar (Jack, 1/6), Nos. 16-20.; Very inaccurate, yet very useful.
A & B Six wild fruits (from memory); six animals that you have been able to watch; and pictures of people you have read about in your Tales, in brushwork. Children should draw occasionally with brush or chalk from memory. Pencils should not be much used. For chalk drawing, milled blackboards (P.N.E.U. Office, 2/- each) may be used. Paintbox with specially chosen colours and brush (P.N.E.U. Office, 8/-). What to Draw and How to Draw It (Skeffington & Bon, 8/6).
A & B To recite a poem (each child may choose a different one), to learn two Christmas hymns, Psalm 150, and two suitable passages of 6 verses each from (a) Joshua, chapter 1, (b) St. Mark, chapter 6. I.A., The Fairy Green, by R. Fyleman (Methuen, 1/6). I.B., Recitations for Little Children, by G. H. Tuffley (1/-).
A Poetry and book used for History, Geography, and Tales.
B Reading taught as in Home Education, using The Children's Letter Box* (2/6) together with Dickory Dickory Dock: The Children's Reading Box* (3/6), both prepared by Miss E. Tetley *Jackson & Son), or, The Happy Reader, Part I. (Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 8d.). Children may use Puss in Boots* (Blackie, 4d.),
or, Children who can read may use The Happy Reader, Part II., by E. L. Young (Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1/-), taught according to directions in preface. *These are Blackie's Manuscript Writing Story Readers.
A & B Child Pianist (Curwen & Son, 3/-), continue Teacher's Guide (revised edition, 7/6).
Programme of Brahm's music (to be heard), Parents' Review, September, 1922.
A & B Two French songs, French Songs, by Violet Partington (Dent, 9d.), or, French Rounds and Nursery Rhymes (Augener, 2/6). A Christmas carol.
A Ten Minutes' Lessons in Sight-Singing (Curwen & Son, 2/6), lessons 24-27. Two English songs: The National Song Book, edited by C. V. Stanford (Boosey & Co., words and voice parts 1/9 each, complete with music 6/-).
B The Joyous Book of Singing Games, by John Hornby (Arnold, 4/-), or, Songtime, edited by Percy Dearmer (Curwen, 4/6).
A & B The Joyous Book of Singing Games (see above), or, Rythmic Games and Dances, by Florence Hewitt (Longmans, 8/6). Syllabus of Physical Exercises (Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1/6), Tables 1-4. Teacher see pages 161-169. Skipping. British Marches for Schools, by Martin Shaw (Evans, 4/6). Students take House of Education Drills.
A & B Help in house or garden. Smyrna Rug work (materials from Hawes Bros., St. John's Road, London, S.W. 4). The Little Girl's Gardening Book (Mills & Boon, 2/6). Little Girl's Sewing Book; The Little Girl's Knitting Book (B.T.S., 2/- each). Teachers will find suggestive What shall we make? by M. La Trobe Foster (C.M.S., 1/-). Make Christmas presents and gifts for a Christmas tree for poor children.
A Paper Modelling, by M. Swannell (Philip & Son, 3/6), Series I., 1-5.
B Paper Folding, by H.G. Paterson (P.N.E.U. Office, 2/6), (materials 8d.), models 1-8, and two other original models on the same lines.
All children should spend two years in Form IA. In the second year they should read their own books and sometimes write narration. Classes in the second year of IA might be called "Upper IA"
N.B. 1.--In home schoolrooms where there are children in A as well as in B, both forms may work together, doing the work of A or B as they are able.
N.B. 2--Each child in A should have a copy of all books, etc., marked and a set of the Pictures and materials. One copy of the other books is sufficient. The books from "Recitations" onwards are advisable but optional.
N.B. 3.--For methods of teaching the various subjects see Home Education, 5/6, School Education, 5/- (P.N.E.U Office).
N.B. 4.--All books, etc., may be obtained from the Secretary of the P.N.E.U, 26, Victoria Street, London, S.W. 1, as well as exercise books bearing the school motto (ruled single, double lines and squares). Gd. cuch, and Cambridge paper for the Examination 1/6 for 4 quires (not less); special clipped book post envelopes, one for the two journeys, 4d. for 3. Also the School Badge (4/6), School Hat Band (2/6), and Ribbon 2/3 a yard. Badges stencilled in washing colours on pale blue linen may also be obtained, 4 1/2d. unmounted, 6d. mounted.
N.B. 5.--Members are particularly asked to follow the notes under Our Work in the Parents' Review.
N.B. 6.--This Programme is for Members of the School only and must not be lent. Specimen copies of old Programmes can be obtained by members from the Secretary, House of Education, Ambleside.
N.B. 7.--All letters re School and Programmes, except book orders, should be sent to Ambleside. The enclosed Order Form for books should be used. Members are asked to send the School Fees direct to Ambleside. P.N.E.U. subscription, money for books, etc., should be sent to the London Office.
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