Programme for Term 95 Form IV

Programme 95.(The 95th term of work set since the Parents' Union School began.)

(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).


PUPILS' NAMES __________________________________________


Bible Lessons.
In all cases the Bible text (as given in book used) must be read and narrated first.
Old Testament History, * by T.M. Hardwick and H.Costley White ( Murray, 3/6). Vol. IV., pp. 56-153.(a S.P.C.K. Bible Atlas * (1/3).   b) Historical Geography of the Holy Land, by S. R. Macphail (Clark, 1/-). (c) The Universal Bible Dictionary (R, T.S., 7/6), may be used for all names of persons and places. (d) The Saviour of the World, Vol. VI. (P.N.E.U.Office, 3/-), pp. 59-124.
(e) S. John's Gospel, * chapters 1-7 (S.P.C.K. Commentary, 9d.). (f) The Prayer Book in the Church, by the Rev. W. H. Campbell (Longmans, 3/-), pp. 29-43, with lesson on Easter.
For Sunday reading (optional):
Letters to my Grandson on the Glory of English Prose, by Stephen Coleridge (Mills & Boon, 2/-). Bunyan's Holy War (R.T.S., 2/6).
For private daily Bible reading, Daily Readings From the Old Testament, by H. Franklin and L. Montagu (Williams & Norgate, 2/6), or, Lectiones (Spottiswoode, 1 1/2d. each, 1923). (b)A Boy's Book of Prayer, by A. Devine (Methuen,2/-). The Winchester Hymn Supplement (Warren, Tunes 6d., Words 4d).
Sunday Occupations: A Book of Centuries. Choose and write mottoes in beautiful lettering (see Bridges).

Choose and transcribe passages from Paradise Lost. Shakespeare's Othello, and the other books set, in A New Handwriting for Teachers, by M. M. Bridges (P.N.E.U. Office, 5d. a card); work from card 6.

Dictation (A New Handwriting to be used).
Two or three pages or a passage to be prepared first from a newspaper; or, from the prose and poetry set for reading; a paragraph to be then dictated or to be occasionally written from memory.

Composition. (Oral or written narration every day after each subject.) See Meiklejohn, 176-183.)
Essays on subjects in "Literature," or, on the news of the week, or, some historical or allegorical subject, etc. Verses (note metre of poems set for this term), on current events and on characters in the term's reading, upon historical characters. Invitations and answers to invitations.
Write for the P.U.S. Magazine (Editor Miss N. Pott, c/o P.N.E.U. Office, 2/6 a year).

English Grammar.
Parse and analyse from books read, making progress each term. Meiklejohn's A New Grammar of the English Tongue * (4/-), pp.158-171; 194-205.

Literature (including holiday and evening reading).
The History of English Literature for Boys and Girls, * by H.E. Marshall (Jack, 10/6), pp. 420-447; 465-489. Shakespeare's Othello (Oxford Press, 1/3), (Blackie, Plaintext,6d). Scott's Peveril of the Peak * (Dent,2/-). Milton's Paradise Lost, * Book II. (Ward, Lock, 4/6). Palgrave's Golden Treasury * (Oxford Press, 2/6):Stuart Poets. Poems of To-Day * Series II. (Sidgwick & Jackson, 2/-).

English History.
Gardiner's History of England * (Longmans, 6/6), Vol(s). II (III) PP. 578-701 (1600-1714). A chart of the 17th Century (1600-1714), (see reprint from P.R.., July, 1910, 3d.). Read the daily news and keep a calendar of events. A History of Everyday Things in England, by H. & C. Quennell (Batsford, 3/-), Part V., may be used for period.

General History.
Medieval and Modern Times, * by T.R. Robinson (Ginn & Co., 10/6), pp. 382-411 (1660-17140. Ancient Times: A History of the Early World, * by J.H. Breasted (Ginn, 10/6), pp. 291-295 (omit questions). Continue a Book of Centuries * (P.N.E.U. Office, 2/3), putting in illustrations from all history studied.

Ourselves, * Book I. (Kegan Paul, 4/6), pp. 24-47. North's Plutarch's Lives: Alexander * (first half) (Blackie, 1/-). Smith's Smaller Classical Dictionary (Dent, 2/6). Citizenship. By E.R. Worts (Hodder & Stoughton, 4/6), pp. 137-181 (narration instead of questions).

The Ambleside Geography Books, Book V. * (5/), pp. 109-161 and 326-332. Our Guardian Fleets in 1805, * by H.W. Household (Macmillan, 3/-), pp. 106-141.
Know something about foreign places coming into notice in the current newspapers. Teacher to use The Treaty Settlement of Europe, by H.T. Fleure (Oxford Press, 2/6). Ten minutes' exercise on the map of Europe every week. Philip's Atlas of Comparative Geography (new edition, 3/6), may be used. See also tests under "Scouting" (P.R., May, 1920), or "Guiding."
Map questions to be answered from map and names put into blank map (from memory) before each lesson. Teacher may find useful Out-Door Geography, by H. Hatch (Blackie, 3/-).

Natural History and Botany.
Every Boy's Book of Geology * by Trueman and Westell (R.T.S.,6/-), pp. 100-163. Elementary Studies in Plant Life, * by F.E. Fritsch (Bell, 3/6), pp. 42-74. Keep a Nature Note-Book (P.N.E.U. Office, interleaved, 2/3), with flower and bird lists, and make daily notes. For outdoor work take some special January to March study, from Furneaux's A Nature Study Guide (Longmans, 6/6). See also tests under "Guiding."

General Science.
First Year of Scientific Knowledge, * by Paul Bert (Relfe, 5, 5/-), pp. 1-50. Some Wonders of Matter, * by Bishop Mercer (S.P.C.K.,5/-),pp. 100-133.

Hygiene and Physiology, Domestic Economy.
A Health Reader, * by W.H. Abraham (Cassell, 3/-), pp. 159-193. A First Year of Scientific Knowledge, pp. 319-338.

Pendlebury's New Shilling Arithmetic, * pp. 113-124 (Bell, 2/3). Revise back work; examples may be taken from Pendlebury's New Concrete Arithmetic, Book V. (Bell, 5d.).
Important: to be read in leisure time, Number Stories of Long Ago, by D.E. Smith (Ginn, 2/9).

A School Geometry, * by H. Hall and F. Stevens (Macmillan, Parts i.-iv., 3/6), pp. 139-157. The School Set of Mathematical Instruments (Macmillan,1/6).

A School Algebra, * by H.S.S. Hall, Part I. (Macmillan, 3/6), pp. 49-55; 67-71, or continue.

Siepmann's Primary German Course, * by O. Siepmann (Macmillan, 5/-), Lessons 22-25 inclusive. Teacher study preface, using the lessons (with narration), exercises, grammar, stories, poems, etc., as suggested,

or, preferably, Italian.
Perini's Italian Conversation Grammar * (Hachette, 6/6), Exercises 21-24, or, better, A New Italian Grammar by E. Grillo (Blackie, 6/-), pp. 24-35, 188-197.

Limen, * Part I. (Murray, 2/6), pages 72-95, with corresponding exercises. Revise grammar, pp. 1-72. Narration of continuous passages.

Primary French Course, * Part II., by O. Siepmann (Macmillan, 3/-), Lessons 22-36 inclusive, with grammar and exercises. Teacher study preface. Read and narrate La Fontaine's Shorter Fables (Blackie, 4d.) Read several poems and learn one from Longer Poems for Recitation (Blackie, 6d.).

Studies of objects in the house from nature, teacher following method in The Art of DrawingAlbum 5 (Philip & Tacey, 1/3). Illustrations of scenes from Literature. Study, describe (and draw from memory details of) six reproductions * of pictures by Raphael (P.N.E.U. Office, 2/- the set). See the special notes in the Parents' Review, and the articles on Drawing in January and February, 1923. Paintbox with specially chosen paints and brush (P.N.E.U. Office, 5/-).

Learn two suitable passages of 20 verses each from chapters in Bible Lessons. Two Easter hymns. Psalms 65 and 81. Fifty lines from Paradise Lost, or Dryden's Alexander's Feast (see Golden Treasury), or a scene from Peveril of the Peak.

Reading (including holiday and evening reading).
Books set under Literature, History, Geography, Recitation should afford exercise in careful reading and in composition. Poetry should be read daily. The Odysseys of Homer, Chapman's Translation (Simpkin Marshall, 3/6), Books 13-16 inclusive (to be read by teacher, with omissions) Robinson Crusoe (Dent, 2/-, or any complete edition).

Musical Appreciation.
See Programme of Music (Debussy), Parents' Review, January, 1923: Our Work. The Listener's Guide to Music, by P. Scholes (Oxford Press, 4/-), may be used.

Singing. See Programme of Music.
Three French songs, French Songs with Music (Blackie, 7d.). Three English songs, from The National Song Book edited by C.V. Stanford (Boosey & Co., words and voice parts 2/- each * complete with music 6/-). Ten Minutes' Lessons in Sight-Singing (Curwen, 2/6), Somervell, steps 35-38 (Curwen & Son, 2/6).

Drill, etc. (Choose new work.)
Ball Games and Breathing Exercises, by Alice R James (Longmans, 1/9). For Drill Music, Music for use in Mrs. Wordsworth's Classes (P.N.E.U. Office, 3/6), may be used. Peasant Dances and Songs in Many Lands (Evans, 7/6). The Board of Education's Syllabus of Physical Training (Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1/6), four tables. Ex-Students, House of Education Drills. How to Teach Dances (Evans, 4/6).

Do some definite house or garden work. Needle-weaving, by Ann Macbeth (9d.): Russian canvas from Cox & Co., High Holborn. Heaton's Cardboard Modelling (Neman, 6/-): make six models. (Materials from Arnold & Son, Butterley Street, Hunslet, Leeds.)Simple Garments for Children, by Synge (Longmans, 7/6). Constructive and Decorative Stichery, by L.G. Foster (3/6): design and make a garment. Darn and mend garments from the wash each week: First Lessons in Darning and Mending (P.N.E.U. Office. 2d.) may be used. Teacher will find useful What shall we make? by M. La Trobe Foster (C.M.S.,1/-) See also "Guiding," or P.U.S. Scouting (P.R., May, 1920). All girls should take the First Aid and House-craft Tests. Make a garment for the "Save the Children Fund"; for particulars apply to 29 Golden Square, Regent Street, W.1. Help the Hospital Combined Appeal (see P.R., January, 1923).

N.B. 1.--In grammar (English and foreign) and in mathematics there must be left 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 pupil 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).
In home schoolrooms, Forms III. And IV. may work together in all history and literature subjects (including Scripture).

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.

N.B. 8.--There is an Association of Old Pupils of the P.U.S. A course of reading is provided. For particulars apply to Miss P.N. Bowser, c/o P.N.E.U. Office.

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