Programme 96. (The 96th term of work set since the
Parents' Union School
(September to December, 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 II., Lessons 7-14, (b) The Acts, Lessons 17-24, and the Lessons on Whitsunday and Trinity Sunday. [Suitable parts from chapters in Judges 13, 14, 16; I. Samuel 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8; The Acts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.] Teacher to read Lesson (from Paterson Smyth) to bring the passage home to the children, adding comments if necessary. Children may use (c) S.P.C.K. Bible Atlas (1/-).
Sunday reading (optional): How to Use the Prayer Book, by Mrs. Romanes (Longmans, 2/-). For Luther: The Chronicles of the Schönberg Cotta Family (out of print: borrow from a library). The Story of Christopher Columbus, by Washington Irving (Milford, 1/3). 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, 1.5d. each). A Boy's Book of Prayer, by A. Devine (Methuen, 2/-). The Winchester Hymn Supplement (Warren, Tunes 1/9, 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 favourite passages from Shakespeare's Henry VIII. Two perfectly written lines every day.
A& B Two pages at a time to be prepared carefully (see Home Education): 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.
A Stories from work set in (a) Citizenship and Reading, or, (b) events of the day, etc. Write letters to friends describing visits to places of interest.
B Stories from the term's 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, 3/3 a year).
Parse and point out Subjects, Verbs, Objects.
A Meiklejohn's Short English Grammar* (2/-), pp. 79-92; 152-161.
B Short English Grammar,* pp. 18-25, teacher adding exercises,
A & B A History of England,* by H. O. Arnold-Forster (Cassell, 8/6), pp. 245-325 (1445-1553).
A A First History of France,* by L. Creighton (Longmans, 5/-), pp. 124-157, 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. 96-132 (or work with H. A.).
A The British Museum for Children.* by Frances Epps (P.N.E.U. Office, 3/6), chapter 2. Teacher study preface. Keep a book of Centuries (P.N.E.U. Office, 2/3), putting in illustrations from all the history studies during the term. The Ancient World,* by A. Malet (Hodder & Stoughton, 5/-), pp. 155-200. The British Museum Postcards (Oxford Press, 1/6 a set)., Nos. 17, 29.
A North's Plutarch's Lives: Alexander* (second 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. 190-224.
B Stories from the History of Rome,* by Mrs. Beesly (Macmillan, 2/6), pp. 160-1893
A The Ambleside Geography Books, Book III.* (4/-), pp. 277-315. Map questions to be answered from map in Geography Book and then from memory before each lesson.
B Book III.,0 pp. 29-64.
A & B Round the Empire,* by Sir George Parkin (Cassell, 3/-), pp. 1-29. Our Sea Power,* by H. W. Household (Macmillan, 2/-), pp. 117-138. 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 Guiding. Teacher may find Outdoor Geography, by H. Hatch (Blackie, 3/-), and Aftermath, by M. Newbigin (Macmillan, 3/6), useful.
Natural History, etc.
A & B The Sciences,* by E. S. Holden (Ginn & Co., 4/-), pp. 110-147 (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 April to July with drawings and notes: 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. 135-166.
B Life and Her Children,* pp. 33-66.
A & B Reproductions* of six pictures by Goya and Ribera (P.N.E.U. Office, 2/-). Teachers see notes in the April 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. 111-120. Much care with tables and rapid oral work.
B A New Junior Arithmetic,* pp. 26-38, (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. 33-43. The School Set of Mathematical Instruments (Macmillan, 1/6),
A Scott and Jones' First Latin Course* (Blackie, 2/6), pp. 44-65; continuous passages to be followed by narration,
or, Young Beginners' First Latin Book* (Murray, 2/6), pp. 14, 15, 16, 32-35; with corresponding exercises, questions, and vocabularies.
A Siepmann's Primary French Course,* Part I. (Macmillan, 3/-), Lessons 10-12 inclusive, with grammar and exercises.
B Siepmann's Primary French Course,* Part I. (Macmillan, 3/-), Lessons 1-3 inclusive, with grammar and exercises.
A & B French Songs, by Violet Partington (Dent. 9d.). Teacher study Siepmann's preface. Teacher read Lesson aloud, translating with the children's help, and children afterwards narrating in French.
A & B Six (a) wild flowers, (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 & Tacey, 1/3). Original brushdrawings from scenes in books set for reading. Paint-bow with specially chosen brush and colours (P.N.E.U. Office, 3/-)*: pencil much not be used. Join the P.U.S. Portfolio.
A & B Psalms 108, 133, and two suitable passages of about twelve verses each from (a) I Samuel, (b) The Acts. Two hymns. A scene from Shakespeare's Henry VIII.,* or fifty lines from Scott's Marmion,* Canto VI. (Blackie, 3d.). Two poems from A Book of Verse,* 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 VIII.* (Blackie; Plaintext Edition, 6d.).
A Scott's The Monastery* (Dent, 2/-). Bulfinch's Age of Fable* (Dent, 2/-), pp. 333-364. (Optional) Stevenson's The Black Arrow (Cassell, 3/6).
B The Heroes of Asgard* (Macmillan, 4/6), pp. 163-211. The Dove in the Eagle's Nest,* by Charlotte Yonge (Dent, 2/-).
Continue Child Pianist (Curwen & Son); teacher using the Teacher's Guide (revised edition, 7/6). See also Programme of Music.
Programme of Music (Schubert) to be heard: Parents' Review, April, 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. Three French songs: Voyez Comme On Danse (P.N.E.U. Office, 4/6), may be used. Fifty Steps in Sight-Singing, by Arthur Somervell, steps 27-32, inclusive (Curwen & Son, 2/6). Teacher use also Ten Minutes' Lessons in Sight-Singing, lesson 45 (Curwen, 2/6).
Syllabus of Physical Training (H. M. Stationery Office, 1/6), four tables. 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). Ex-Students take House of Education Drills. Teacher would find useful How to Teach School Dances (Evans, 4/6).
Help in house or garden. Claymodelling, by H. Unwin (Longmans, 4/6): Make six models, Sloyd: Heaton's Cardboard Modelling (Newman, 6/-): make four models. (Materials from Arnold & Son, Butterley St., Hunslet Lane, Leeds.) The Little Girl's (a) Sewing 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.)
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 they 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 the 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, 4d. for 3. Also the School Badge (silver, 4/6, metal, 9d.). School Hat Band (2/6) and Ribbon (2/3 a yard). Ties (cotton 1/-, silk, 2/-). Badges stencilled in washing colours on pale blue linen may also be obtained (4.5d. 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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