Programme 91. (The 91st term of work set since the
Parents' Union School
(September to December 1921. 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 (P.N.E.U. Office, 1/6) each: (a) Exodus, Lessons 1-7, 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/-). The Children's Book of Prayers, by S.B. Macy (Longman, 9d.).
Sunday reading (optional):
A When I was a Boy in Japan (Harrap, 3/6). The Story of Stanley (Nelson, 2/-).
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/-).
A A New Handwriting,* by M.M. Bridges (P.N.E.U. Office, 5d. each card; instructions 6d.): card 1, lines 3 and 4; card 3, 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 1 and 2; 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 -- Right-hand half of card 4 of The "New Handwriting."
A Pilgrim's Progress* (R.T.S., 9d., or, better 8/-), Part I from the "Valley of Humiliation" to "the Pillar of Salt." Tales of Troy and Greece,* by Andrew Lang (Longmans, 5/-), pp. 92-144, or Lamb's Adventures of Ulysses* (Blackie, 1/-), pp. 76-112.
B Three Fairy Tales. Andersen's Fairy Tales or Grimm's Fairy Tales (both Milford, 2/-, or Dent, 2/6), or, The Fairy Ring, Book VI. (Arnold, 6d.), may be used. Three Fables, AEsop's Fables (Murray, 2/-). Kipling's Just So Stories (Macmillan, 6/-).
A Our Island Story,* by E.H. Marshall (Jack, 12/6), pp. 499-514 (1861-1920). The Story of Lord Roberts* (Jack, 2-/). Black's History Pictures: The "Modern England" Period (2/6), may be used. Mrs. Frewen Lord's Tales from St. Paul's* (Sampson Low, 1/6), pp. 41-75.
A & B Hereos and Heroic Deeds of the Great War,* by D.A. Mackenzie (Blackie, 2/8), pp. 1-59.
A Ambleside Geography Book, Book I.* (2/6), pp. 66-86, Book II,* (3/-), pp. 130-164: six map questions before letterpress, then reading and narration; no additional matter should be introduced. Phillip's Atlas of Comparative Geography* (8/-). Children to be able to tell about six places father and mother have visited. Pace and make plans of your schoolroom, the distance to front gate and 10 yards on each of 4 roads. Suitable tests under Scouting (see Parents' Review, June, 1920.
B Ambleside Geography Book, Book I., pages 1-11. The World at Home (Nelson, 5/-), pp. 95-142 (out of print), or, Little Folk in Many Lands (Blackie, 2/2), pp. 41-80. Make in tray of sand, islands, isthmuses, straits, mountains, lakes.
Natural History (including work
for the holidays).
A & B Keep a Nature Note-Book (P.N.E. U. Office, 8 ½ d., and see Home Education). Find and describe (a) 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's Little People, by O. Pike (R.T.S., 6/-), pp. 82-128, or, Birds of the Air* ("Eyes and No Eyes Series," Cassell, 1/3), pp. 1-38. Tommy Smith's Other Animals,* by E. Selous (Methuen, 2/9), pp.13-214, or, Animal Life in the East,* by M. Duncan (Oxford Press, 1/6), pp. 45-89.
B By Pond and River,* by Mrs. Fisher ("Eyes and No Eyes Series," Cassell 1/-). Tommy Smith Again at the Zoo, pp. 64-128 (Methuen, 2/9), or Animal Life in Africa, by M. Duncan (Oxford Press, 1/6). Pp. 42-90.
Picture Study (see Home
Education for directions).
A & B Study reproductions of six pictures by G.F. Watts (P.N.E.U. Office, 2/- the set): teacher see notes in the September, 1921, No. 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. Tables up to twelve times twelve (five minutes' exercise in every lesson). Tables to be worked out in money thus: 9 x 7 = 63. 68 pence = 5s. 8d.
B Pendlebury, Year I.,* Term III., to be worked with dominoes, beans, etc. Rapid mental work.
A Illustrated French Primer,* by H. Bue (Hachette & Co., 2/6), pp. 67-75; 181-187, inclusive. Children to narrate. French Fables in Action, by V. Partington (Dent, 2/-). pp. 1-7.
B Illustrated French Primer, By Henry Bue (Hachette & Co., 2/6), pp. 26-29; 113-115, inclusive. Words to be taught orally with pictures. Children to narrate The Children's Entents Cordiale, by L.M. Oyler (Jack, 1/6), Nos. 1-5. (Very inaccurate, yet very useful.)
A & B Six wild furits and (from memory) six animals that you have been able to watch; and pictures of people 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 coulors and brush (P.N.E.U. Office, 3/-).
A & B To recite a poem (each child may choose a different one), to learn two hyms, Psalm 84, and two suitable passages of 6 verses each from (a) Exodus, chapter 3, (b) St. Matthew, chapter 2. Tennyson's Poems, No. 77, (Blackie, 8d.), may be used. The Golden Staircase, (B) Vol. I., (A) Vol. II. (Nelson, 4d. each).
A Poetry and books used for History, Geography, and Tales, or, The Story of Lord Roberts (Jack, 2/-). Alice through the Looking Glass (Macmillan, 2/-).
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.),
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, or, The Sheik' s Daughter (Milford, 6d.).
A & B Child Pianist (Curwen & Son, 8/-), continue Teacher's Guide (revised edition, 7/6).
Programme of Beethoven Music (to be heard), Parents' Review, September, 1921.
A & B Two French songs, French Songs, by Violet Partington (Daut, 9d.), or, French Rounds and Nursery Rhymes (Augener, 4/-). Christmas Carols.
A Ten Minutes' Lessons in Sight-Singing (Curwen & Son, 2/6), lessons 12-15. 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, Rhythmic Games and Dances, by Florence Hewitt (Longmans, 3/6). Syllabus of Physical Exercises (Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1/-), Tables 1-4. Teacher see pages 161-168. Skipping. British Marches for Schools, by Martin Shaw (Evans, 4/6). Students take House of Education Drills.
A & B Help in house or garden. The Little Girl's Gardening Book (Mills & Boon, 2/6). Little Girl's Sewing Book; The Little Girl's Knitting Book (R.T.S., 2/6 each), or (most desirable) Needlecraft in the School, by M. Swanson (Longmans, 7/6): teacher read letterpress with discretion. Teachers will find suggestive What shall we make? By M. La Trobe Foster (C.M.S., 1/-). Make Christmas presents.
A Paper Modelling, by M. Swannell (Philip & Son, 3/6), Series I., 11-15.
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 same work of A or B as they rre able.
N.B. 2. -- Each child in A should have a copy of all books, etc., marked* and a set of the Pictures and matericals. 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) 8 ½ d. each, and Cambridge paper for the Examination 2/5 for 4 quires (not less); envelopes to match 2/5 a packet. Also the School Badge (6/-), School Hut Band (4/6), and Ribbon 3/5 a yard. Badges stenciled in washing colours on pale blue linen may also be obtained, 4 ½ d. 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, shhold be sent to the London Office.
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