Programme for Term 95 Form I

Programme 95. (The 95th term of work set since the Parents' Union School began.)      L . . .
       (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 I. (A and B).

PUPILS' NAMES __________________________________________


Bible Lessons.
 In all cases the Bible text must be read and narrated without interruption.
A & B For Bible passages see Sunday School Lessons, Paterson Smyth (A.P.C.H., 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.  In  teaching, read the Bible passages ONCE and get the children to narrate; read the Lesson (Paterson Smyth) to  bring the passage home to the children, adding comments if necessary.  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. 300-372.  The King of the Snakes, by Mrs.  Baskerville, (S.P.C.K., 2/-). B Mrs. Gatty's Parables from Nature (dent, 2/-), or, The Child's Book of Saints (Dent, 2/-) may be used.
A & B Sidelights on the Bible, by Mrs. Brightwen (R.T.S., 3/-).  The Wonderful Prayer, by G. Hollis (S.P.C.K., 2/ 6).  The Winchester Hymn Supplement (Warren, Tunes 6d., Words 4d.)

A A New Handwriting,* by M.M. Bridges (P.N.E.U. Office, 5d, each card; instructions 6d.); card 2, lines 1 and  2; card 3, line 5.  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 8, line 5; card 5, lines 1 and 2; one letter to be mastered each lesson, teacher  study instructions.  To be able to write, and 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 2/6), Part II., from "Matthew marries Mercy" to the end. Tales of Troy and Greece, by Andrew Lang (Longmaus, 4/-),
pp. 1-44.

B Three Fairy Tales, Andersen's Fairy Tales or Grimm's Fairy Tales (Both Oxford press, 1/6, or Dent, 2/-), may be used. Three fables, Aesop's Fables (Murray, 2/6).

English History.
A Our Island Story,* by E. H. Marshall (Jack 10/6), pp. 141-192. Mrs. Frewen Lord's Tales from Canterbury * (Sampson Low, 1/6), pp. 78-121.
B Our Island Story, pp. 1-44.

A Ambleside Geography book, Book I. (2/6), pp. 55-66, Book II. pp. 63-96; 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 distances on each of 4 roads for 2, 4, 5, 6 minutes, and say in each case which direction you walk. Suitable tests under "Guiding," or, P.U.S. Scouting (see Parents' Review, June, 1920.
B Ambleside Geography Book, Book I, pages 12-25.
How the World Travels, by A. Methley (Gardner Darton, 2/-), pp. 41-88. Make in tray of sand (or see June P.R., 1922), valleys, rivers, hills, villages.

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 twigs of trees; Water, if possible and describe (b) ten birds, © five other animals. [ Countryside Rambles, by W. S. Furneaux (Philip, 2/6), may be used for special studies, January to March, and for Reference]. See also "Guiding" test in Nature Lore.
A Trees and shrubs,* by Mrs. Fisher ("Eyes and No Eyes Series," Cassell, 1/3), pp. 1-38. Tommy Smith's Other Animals,* by E. Selous (Methuen, 2/9). pp.1-64.
B Wild Life in Wood and Field by Mrs. Fisher ("Eyes and No Eyes series," Cassell, 1/-).

Picture Study (see Home Education for directions).
A&B Study reproductions of six pictures by Raphael * (P.N.E.U. Office, 2/- the set): teacher see notes in the January No., 1923, 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 II, or, A New Junior Arithmetic, by Bompas Smith (Methuen, 4/-), pp. 1-7, 60,61, taking different examples. Tables up to twelve times twelve (five minutes' exercise in every lesson). Tables to be worked out in money thus: 9 x 7=63. 63 pence =5s.3d-
B Pendlebury, Year I.,* to be worked with dominoes, beans, etc. Rapid mental work.

A Le Livre Rouge (Blackie 3/-), pp. 21-34. Children to narrate. French Fables in Action, by V. Partington (Dent, 1/9), pp. 32-42.
B Illustrated French Primer, by Henry Bue (Hachette & Co., 2/6). pp. 55-64; 126-130, inclusive. Words to be taught orally with pictures. Children to narrate Children's Entente Cordiale, by L. M. Oyler (Jack, 1/6), Nos. 21-26 [Very inaccurate, yet very useful.]

A&B Six twigs of trees; six animals that you have been able to watch; pictures of people you have read about in your Tales, in brushwork. Memory drawings. Children should draw occasionally with brush or chalk from memory. Pencils should not be much used. For chalk drawing, milled black boards (P.N.E.U. Office, 1/6 each) may be used. Paint box with specially chosen colours and brush (P.N.E.U. Office, 3/-). See Drawing in the January and February P.R.'s, 1923. For outline Drawing: What to Draw and How to Draw It (Skeffington & Son, 3/6).

A&B To recite a poem (each child may chose a different one), to learn two hymns, Psalm 19, and two suitable passages of 6 verses each from (a) Judges, chapter 5, (b) St. Mark chapter 11, L. A. The Fairy Green by R. Fyleman (Methuen, 1/6), or The Golden Staircase, I.B. Parts I. or II, Parts III, or IV. (Nelson, 4d. each).

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/),
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 Sunflower Girl (Milford, 7d.).

A&B Child Pianist (Curwen & Son, 3/-), continue Teacher's Guide (revised edition, 7/6).

Musical Appreciation.
Programme of Debussy's music (to be heard) Parents' Review, January, 1923.

A&B Two French songs, French Songs, by Violet Partington (Dent, 9d.), or, French Rounds and Nursery Rhymes (Augener, 2/6). A hymn.

A Ten Minutes' Lessons in Sight-Singing (Curwen & Son, 2/6), lessons 1-6. Two English songs: The National  Song Book, edited by C.V. Stanford (Boosey & Co., words and voice parts 2/- each, complete with music 6/-).
B The Joyous Book of Singing Games, by John Hornby (Arnold, 3/6) or, Songtime, edited by Percy Dearner (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 Training (Eyre & Spottiswoods, 1/6), Tables 1-4. Teacher see pages 161-163. Skipping.British Marches for Schools, by Martin Shaw (Evans, 4/6). Students take House of Education Drills.

A & B Help in house or garden. See also "Guiding" tests. 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/- each). Teachers will find suggestive What shall we make? by M. La Trobe Foster (C.M.S., 1/-). Help the "Combined Hospital Appeal" Fund (see P.R., January, 1928).

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 Ed.),. models 1-8, and two other original  models on the same lines.

All children should spend two years in Form 1A.  In the second year they should read their own books and sometimes write narration.  Classes in the second year of 1A might be called "Upper 1A".

N.B. 1. -- In home schoolrooms where there are children in A as well as 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 (P.N.E.U. Office)

N.B. 4. -- All books 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), 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, 5d.) School Hat Band (2/6), and ribbon 2/3 a yard.  Badges stencilled in washing colours on pale on pale blue linen may also be obtained.  4 1/2 d. mounted, 5d. mounted.  For P.U.S. blasers see P.R., January, 1923.

N.B. 5. -- Members are particularly asked to follow the notes underOur 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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