Programme 95. (The 95th term of work set since the
Parents' Union School
(January to March, 1923. May to July, 1923, 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 II. (A and B).
PUPILS' NAMES __________________________________________
In all cases the Bible text must be read and narrated without comment.
A & B For Bible passages see Sunday School Lessons, by Dr. Paterson Smyth (A.P.C.K., Vol. III., P.N.E.U. Office, 1/6): (a) Joshua and Judges, Part I., Lessons 9, 10; Part II., Lessons 1-6, (b) St. Mark's Gospel, Lessons 9-16. Teacher to read Lesson (from Paterson Smyth) to bring the passage home to the children, adding commetns if necessary. Children may use (c) S.P.C.K. Bible Atlas (1/3).
Sunday Reading (optional): How to Use the Prayer Book, by Mrs. Romanes (Longmans, 2/-). Joan of Arc, by Mark Twain (Chatto & Windus, 6/-_). The Children's Year (Church Seasons), by the Rev. G. R. Oakley (S.P.C.K., 3/6). Sidelights on the Bible by Mrs. Brightwen (R.T.S., 3/-). (e) Helps to the Study of the Bible (Oxford Press, 2/-).
Sunday occupations: The Century Books. Mottoes and texts written in beautiful lettering (see "Bridges.")
For private daily Bible reading children may use Daily Readings from the Old Testament, by H. Franklin and L. Montagu (Williams & Norgate, 2/6), or, Lectiones (Spottiswoode, 1 1/2d. each). A Boy's Book of Prayer, by A. Devine (Methuen, 2/-). The Winchester Hymn Supplement (Warren, Tunes 6d., Words 4d.).
A & B A New Handwriting * (very important), by M. M. Bridges (P.N.E.U. Office, 5d. a card): practise card 3. Transcribe, with card 6 as model, some of your favorite passages from Shakespeare's Henry V. Two perfectly-written lines every day.
A & B Two pages at a time to be prepared carefully: then a paragraph from one of these pages to be written from dictation, or, occasionally, from memory. Use the books set for reading and history.
Composition (written or oral. Narration daily after each lesson).
A Stories from work set in (ab) events of the day, etc. Write invitations and answers to invitations.
B Stories from reading. Children in B who cannot write easily may narrate part.
Write for the P.U.S.A Magazine (c/o Miss N. Pott, P.N.E.U, Office 2/6 a year).
Parse and point out Subjects, Verbs, Objects.
A Meiklejohn's Short English Grammar* (2/-), pp. 65-79; 141-151.
B Short English Grammar,* pp. 10-18, teacher adding exercises.
A & B A History of England,* by H. O. Arnold-Forster (Cassell, 8/6), pp. 201-244 (1307-1445).
A Scott's Tales of a Grandfather (University Press, 2/9), pp. 106-144.
A A First History of France,* by L. Creighton (Longmans, 5/-_), pp. 81-123, to be contemporary with English History. Evans' Political War Map of Europe, Asia, Africa* (4d.).
B Stories from French History, by E. C. Price (Harrap, 5/-), pp. 67-95 (or work with II. A).
A The British Museum for Children,* by Frances Epps (P.N.E.U. Office. 3/6), chapter 1. Teacher study preface. Keep a book of Centuries (P.N.E.U. Office, 2/3), putting in illustrations from all the history studied during the term.
The Ancient World,* by A. Malet (Hodder & Stoughton, 5/-), pp. 102-154.
A North's Plutarch's Lives: Alexander* (first half), (Blackie, 1/-). Smith's Classical Dictionary (Dent, 2/6). Classical Atlas (Dent, 2/6). The Citizen Reader,* by H. O. Arnold-Forster (Cassell, 2/6), pp. 161-190.
B Stories from the History of Rome,* by Mrs. Beesly (Macmillan, 2/6), pp. 115-159.
A The Ambleside Geography Books, Book III.* (4/-), pp. 241-276. Map questions to be answered from map in Geography Book and then from memory before each lesson.
B Book III.,* pp. 1-26.
A & B Round the Empire,* by Sir George Parkin (Cassell, 3/-), pp. 244-271. Our Sea Power,* by H. W. Household (Macmillan, 2/-), pp. 94-116. Philips' Atlas of Comparative Geography (new edition, 3/6). All Geography to be learnt with map. Children to make memory maps; see also tests under Scouting. Teacher may find Outdoor Geography, by H. Hatch (Blackie, 3/-) useful.
Natural History (including work for the holidays).
A & B The Sciences,* by E. S. Holden (Ginn & Co., 4/-), pp. 73-109 (children should make the experiments where possible). Keep a Nature Note-book (P.N.E.U. Office, 6d., and see Home Education). Make special studies for January to March with drawings and notes (twigs, seedlings, etc.): The Changing Year, by F. M. Haines (Wadsworth, 3/-), may be used. Tests under P.U.S. Scouting (June P.R., 1920), or "Guiding." A Life and Her Children,* by Arabella Buckley (Macmillan, 6/-), pp. 103-134.
B Life and Her Children,* pp. 1-32.
Picture Study (see Home Education for directions).
A & B Reproductions* of six pictures by Raphael (P.N.E.U. Office, 2/-). Teachers see notes in the January Parents' Review, 1923.
Teacher should use The Teaching of Mathematics, by I. Stephens (P.N.E.U. Office, 6d.).
A A New Junior Arithmetic,* by Bompas Smith (Methuen, 4/-), pp. 97-110. Much care with tables and rapid oral work.
B A New Junior Arithmetic,* pp. 14-25, 39-40 (additional examples), or continue.
Important: to be read in leisure time: Number Stories of Long Ago, by D. E. Smith (Ginn, 2/9).
A Lessons in Experimental and Practical Geometry,* by Hall and Stevens (Macmillan, 2/-), pp. 19-32. The School Set of Mathematical Instruments (Macmillan, 1/6).
A Scott and Jones' First Latin Book (Blackie, 2/6), pp. 21-43; continuous passages to be followed by narration, or, Young Beginners' First Latin Book* (Murray, 2/6), pp. 11, 12, 13, 28-31; with corresponding exercises, questions, and vocabularies.
A Siepmann's Primary French Course,* Part I. (Macmillan, 3/-), Lessons 27-30 inclusive, with grammar and exercises.
B Siepmann's Primary French Course,* Part I. (Macmillan, 3/-), Lessons 7-9 inclusive, with grammar and exercises.
A & B French Songs, by Violet Partington (Dent, 9d). Teacher study Siepmann's preface. Teacher and Lesson aloud, translating with the children's help, and children afterwards narrating in French.
A & B Six (a) twigs of trees, (b) studies of animals, that you have been able to watch, in brushdrawing. Studies from objects, following method in, but not copying, The Art of Drawing, Album 5 (Philip & Tracey, 1/3). Original brushdrawings from scenes in books set for reading. Paint-box with specially chosen brush and colours (P.N.E.U. Office, 3/-)*: pencil must not be used: see the articles in the January and February P.R.'s, 1923. Join the P.U.S. Portfolio (see P.U.S. Magazine, January, 1923).
A & B Psalm 147, and two suitable passages of about twelve verses each from (a) Judges, (b) St. Mark's Gospel. Two hymns. A scene from Shakespeare's Henry V. Two poems from A Book of Verses, edited by Sir Henry Newbolt (Bell, 2/-).
Reading. (including holiday and evening reading).
A & B Books set for Geography, History and Recitations should afford exercise in careful reading.
Shakespeare's Henry V.* (Blackie; Plaintext Edition, 6d.).
A Scott's Anne of Geierstein* (Dent, 2/-). Bulfinch's Age of Fable* (Dent, 2/-), pp. 304-332. B The Heroes of Asgard* (Macmillan, 4/6), pp. 109-162. The Caged Lion,* by Charlotte Yonge (Macmillan, 3/-).
Continue Child Pianist (Curwen & Son); teacher using the Teacher's Guide (revised edition, 7/6). See also Programme of Music.
Programme of Music (Debussy) to be heard: Parents' Review, January, 1923. [Questions will be set on this subject.]
Two English songs from The National Song Book, edited by C. V. Stanford (Boosey & Co., words and voice parts 2/- each,* complete with music 6/-). See also Programme of Music. Two French songs. A Book of French Songs (treble only, Blackie, 7d. each), may be used. Fifty Steps in Sight-Singing, by Arthur Somervell, steps 23-26, inclusive (Curwen & Son, 2/6). Teacher use also Ten Minutes' Lessons in Sight-Singing, lessons 42, 44 (Curwen, 2/6).
Syllabus of Physical Training (H.M. Stationery Office, 1/6), four tables. Ball Games and Breathing Exercises, by Alice R. James (Longmans, 1/9). Music for use in Mrs. Wordsworth's Classes (P.N.E.U. Office, 3/6), may be used. Peasant Dances and Songs of Many Lands, by Mrs. Kimmins (Evans, 7/6). Skipping. Ex-Students take House of Education Drills. Teacher would find useful How to Teach School Dances (Evans, 4/6).
Help in house or garden. Needleweaving, by Ann Macbeth (Simpson, 9d.). Sloyd: Heaton's Cardboard Modelling (Newman, 6/-): make four models. (Materials from Arnold & Son, Butterly St., Hunslet Lane, Leeds.) The Little Girl's (aSewing Book, (b) Knitting Book (R.T.S., 2/- each). Children make a garment (see the needs of the "Save the Children Fund," address: 29 Golden Square, Regent Street, W. 1.) Help the "Combined Hospitals Appeal Fund," see P.R., January, 1923. Boys and girls mend clothes from the wash each week: First Lessons in Darning and Mending (P.N.E.U. Office, 2d.), may be used. See also tests under P.U.S. Scouting, or "Guiding." Teacher would find useful What shall we make? by M. La Trobe Foster (C.M.S., 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. 1.--In grammar (English and foreign) and in mathematics there must be no gaps. Children must go on from where they left off, but they will be handicapped in the future unless they can do the work set for this Form.
N.B. 2.-- Each child in A and B should have a copy of all books, etc., marked * and a set of Pictures and materials. One copy of the other books is sufficient.
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, 6d. each, and Cambridge paper for the Examination 1/- for 4 quires (not less); special clipped book post envelopes, one for the two journeys, 4d. for 3. Also the School Badge (silver, 4/6, white metal, 9d.). 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. For P.U.S. blazers (see P.R., January, 1923.)
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 Fee direct to Ambleside. P.N.E.U. subscription, money for books, etc., should be sent to the London Office.
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