The average attendance for the week is 262.8 and the percentage 93.1 out of 282 on roll.
Scheme of Work for the Year Ending April 30th 1912
Standard 1 Composition. Oral work on familiar objects, picture, simple stories, historical tales, nursery rhymes and fairy tales. Short written accounts based on above expressed in simple sentences.
Standard II. As above with connecting words such as ‘and’, ‘but’ and ‘when’.
Standard III. Previous work continued and extended to simple summaries of lessons in history, nature study, recitation, songs etc. Easy narrative composition. How to begin and end a letter and how to address an envelope. A very simple letter.
Standard IV. The work of the previous standards continued and extended. Short themes on common objects given as autobiographies etc. and reproduction of fairy tales and stories. Original stories. Letters. Use of all the common signs of punctuation marks of exclamation, interrogation and quotation.
Standard V. Work continued and extended to reproduction of tales and narrative poems. Letters. Summaries.
Standards VI & VII. Work of all previous classes continued and extended to more difficult subjects. All kinds of letters.
Note. Many suitable subjects for composition may be obtained from Recitation, Geography, History, Observation Lessons etc. and may be treated in several ways autobiographies, biographies, summaries, storied, letter imaginary conversations under imaginary conditions.
Standard III Analysis & Synthesis of Simple Sentences, Nouns and Pronouns, Verbs & Adjectives with their functions. How to connect sentences and to use ‘and’ ‘but’ ‘if’’ ‘when’ correctly.
Standard IV. Analysis & Synthesis extended to Object Ent. And Extension. Nouns number, kind, gender and person. Pronouns and their work. Verbs past present & future tense. Transition and Intransitive words. Adverbs of time, place and names. How when to use such words as ‘that’ ‘who’ ‘because’ ‘if’ etc.
Standard V. Analysis & Synthesis extended to more difficult examples and to include adjectival, adverbial clauses. Parsing. Work of previous classes revised. Case of Nouns and Pronouns. Kinds of Pronouns. Verbs Tense and mood. Prepositions & their work. Conjunctions their use and how to employ them. Word Analysis elementary notion of root, prefix and suffix. Illustrations from examples in daily use.
Standard VI & VII. The work of all previous classes revised, extended to easy, complex and compound sentences. Voice conjugation of verbs. Participles and their work.
A short outline of the History of the English Language. Some English, Latin and Greek prefixes and suffixes (illustrations from words in common use.)
Out all night, The Postman, Fairy Folk, Waiting to grow, The Careless Crow, What Pussy Willow says, Blow March Blow. (The above from 100 recitations for Little Folk). The Lamplighter and My Kingdom R.S. Stevenson “Snow” (adapted.)
“The Lost Doll” (C. Kingsley), “My Shadow” (R.L. Stevenson), “Robin Redbreast” (W. Allingham) “Running after the Rainbow” , “Mustard and Cress” (Norman Gale), “Spring” (C. Thacker), “The Wonderful World” (W.B. Rands), “Mr. Nobody” (anonymous)
“The Woodmouse” (M. Howitt), “Daffydowndilly” (Miss Warner) “Somebody’s mother” (W. Blake) “Flower chorus” (R.W. Emerson), “The Tide River” (C. Kingsley.) “The Violet” (J. Taylor), “A Child’s Evensong” (R. Le Gallienne) “The Coming of Spring” (M. Howitt), “A Blessing for the Blessed” (A. Tadema.)
“The Brook” (Tennyson), “Shelter” (C.S. Calverley), “Twixt Ocean and Cloud” ( R. Bridges), “When the Greenmess is coming again” (W. Sharp), “The Jackdaw” (W. Cowper), “To a Swallow” (Mrs. Carlyle), “A Bird in the Hand” ( N. Gale), “Tribal Gain” (C. MacKay), “A Fancy”( A. Dobson)
“Horatius” (Macauley), “To the Cuckoo” (Wordsworth), “Sir Humphrey Gilbert” (H.W. Longfellow) “Fidelity” (Wordsworth.), “The Legend of Bregeny” (H.H. Procter), “Curfew shall not ring tonight” (R.H. Thorpe), “The Song of the Western Men” (R.S. Hawkes)
Standard VI & VII
“The Building of St. Sophia” ( S. Baring Gould), “Paul Revere’s Ride”( H.W. Longfellow), “Ring out Wild Bells” (Tennyson), “To a Daisy” (W. Wordsworth), “The Shell” (Tennyson), “The Chambered Nautilus” ( D.W. Holmes), “Home Thoughts from Abroad” (Browning), “Hamlet’s Soliloquy” (Shakespeare)
Note As many of the above collections to be taken as time permits. Meanings are to be kept in advance of the memory work. Other suitable pieces of prose or poetry to be read to children as often as possible.
In all classes History, Geography and Domestic Science Readers are to be used to supplement the oral sessions in these subjects.
Silent Reading is to be encouraged in all classes especially in Standards V, VI, & VII. Summaries to be given by children. Books are not to be read more than once in any class in any year. Upper classes are to borrow readers from lower standards occasionally and are to be encourages as much as is possible in their home reading.
Dictation and Spelling to be based on words occurring in daily use.
Scheme II as outlined in the “Suggestions.”
As outlined in Appendix IV
As outlined in the Government Syllabus.
Standard I Tables 1-12 and suitable games and skipping exercises.
Standard II - " 13-24 " " " " "
Standard II " 25-36 " " " " "
Standard IV " 37-48 " " " " "
Standard V " 49-60 " " " " "
Standard VI & VII " 61-72 " " " " "
Dance steps etc. I lower and upper classes.
Chalk and Crayon Drawing on blackboard and on paper of simple flat objects in mass and outline arranged to give practice in straight lines and easy curves. Memory work of above and of objects observed elsewhere.
The easiest brush strokes, later arranged as simple patterns and applied to simple natural forms.
Chalk and Crayon work extended to more difficult objects. Occasional practice in the use of the pencil. Memory work as above.
Brush Drawing continued with easy designs based on strokes taught. Flat tinting of fairly broad surfaces.
Pencil Work. Common objects (not too difficult) to give practice in straight lines, ellipses, also easier curves. Memory work as above. Brush Drawing extended to simple sprays and flowers and twigs- sometimes arranged ornamentally to decorate a border square or as an all over pattern. Drawing of ordinary printed characters with brush.
Pencil Work extended to more difficult examples and to simple leaf forms.
Brush Drawing extended to more difficult sprays of flowers, to an object in mass and to ornamental arrangements. Lettering with brush and pens.
Pencil Work extended to objects based on cylinders and cones., basins, jugs, bottles, vases etc and to natural forms as leaves, sprays, twigs etc. (pen used as well as pencil).
Brush drawing Elementary principles of ornament and design based on natural forms. Drawing from nature with a brush. Lettering and drawing in mass.
Note In all classes the objects taken are to be placed in various positions and memory work is to be encouraged.
Sewing Running, hemming, seaming, felling. How to commence and finish off. Canvas to be used when teaching the stitches. Stitches applied to handkerchiefs, towels and dusters etc. Sewing on of pierced buttons.
Knitting Plain with chain edge beginning fastening off. Cuffs and iron holders, dish cloths, slippers etc.
Paper work How to use scissors and to cut out simple articles as bands pockets, towels etc.
Standard II Revision as above.
Sewing. Sew & Fell Seam showing join in Cal. cotton. Hemmer square showing corners pillow slips etc.
Knitting Purl and plain casting on and fastening off, cuffs, scarves slippers etc.
Paper Work Cutting out very simple patterns by paper folding.
Standard III- Revision as above.
Sewing. Run and fell seam with ¾" hem fixed across the end. Herring bone, darning, feather, button hole and back stitch on canvas. Pleating into a band (lined paper first) and sewing on of strings pinafore, apron and petticoat.
Knitting on four pins showing join in cotton cuffs welts of socks, small vests.
Paper Work by paper folding a small chemise, a doll’s petticoat, a pinafore.
Standard IV Revision of all previous work.
Sewing Flannel seam with ¾˝ hem fixed across one end. Feather stitching on flannel. Gathering & setting into a band. Strengthening darn on stocking web. Sections of button hole on calico (no hole cut). A simple garment or part of larger one showing stitches learned.
Knitting Heel and section of leg to show narrowing socks, stockings, vests and other useful articles.
Paper Work To cut out and tack together a child’s chemise or petticoat of pinafore by measurements.
Standard V Revision of all previous work.
Sewing button holing and sewing on of buttons; strengthening tapes and tape loops, side opening of knickers. Darning a hole in stocking web and stockings. Feather stitching on calico. To cut out and make small garment or a portion of larger one knickers, princess petticoats etc.
Knitting Stockings, gloves, slippers vests etc.
Paper Work To cut out paper by measurements a pair of child’s knickers and to back the same together.
Standard VI & VII Revision of all previous work.
Sewing Tucking, patching in calico, print or flannel. Gusset darning on linen & woollen material. Front opening of nightdress in both classes.
To cut out and fix together a small garment or part of larger one to assist in cutting out & placing for the lower standards.
Knitting All kinds of useful articles gloves, socks, vests etc.
Mending To repair garments in calico, print or flannel and to mend stockings.
Paper Work To cut out by measurement and tack together a sailor blouse or a nightdress.
Note In classes 1, 2 and 3 the girls make the garments from measurements to fit themselves.
Domestic Science; Home Management.
Standard I- IV Lessons on personal cleanliness, behaviour at table and value of fresh air with a brief outline of the organs breathing and their work are given in Standards 1,2, and 3,4
Lessons on Injurious Foods and foods and beverages to avoid are given in Standards 3 & 4 and in Standard 4 the following lessons are also given:-
Starch, sugar, water, properties and uses.
Milk Infused beverages.
Wool and its use as an article of clothing.
Standard V Food Simple practical lessons on food. Suitable foods for different meals. Preparation of simple dishes; kinds and useful combinations of food. Foods to avoid (alcohol). Cooking of food. Digestion of food (broad outline) in the mouth, stomach and intestines. The Alimentary canal treated generally as to structure & function of the various parts.
Clothing Sources, uses of kinds, good and bad conductors; care of clothing. How to deal with a child on fire.
Air composition experiments to show composition of air in. the organs of breathing. How to breathe properly. Changes in the lings, difference between inspired and expired air. Value of fresh air & sunshine. Impurities found in air. Ventilation how to avoid draughts. Some simple methods of ventilating a room.
Personal hygiene. Necessity for rest, exercise, good food, cleanliness of home, person, fresh air etc.
Standard VI & VII Household management Choice of a home; materials used in building and probable goal. Decoration, papers and paint, distemper etc. Furnishing end treatment of floors, windows. What and how to buy for bedrooms, living rooms etc., danger of fire system. Order management of work, economy of home and materials.
Cleanliness of the home and person, dangers of dust, dirt and disease germs. Fresh air, fire, lamps, gas. General hints on spring cleaning. Removal of waste material. Cleanliness of personal hair, teeth, nails etc. washing, bathing, exercise, rest and recreation.
Suitable foods. When, what and how to eat; foods to avoid (alcohol etc.). A week’s simple dinners and recipes for cooking same. Headaches and constipation causes and how to prevent them.
Clothing Points to be kept in mind when purchasing, how to renovate clothes etc.
Treatment of simple ailments and accidents.
Burns, scalds, cuts, gathered fingers & bleeding of the nose and fainting.
Standard VII receive lessons on Infant management and Sick nursing.
Observation lessons divided into Summer, spring, autumn and winter series.
Standard I Summer - Parts of plants. Roots and their uses. Stems and their work. Leaves and their work. A flower and parts and work.
The Cow Milk, butter and chesses and leather.
Solids and liquids. Porous bodies. Life history of a bird sparrow. Beaks and bills and their uses.
Autumn Some common insects housefly, moth and butterfly. Cat and Dog contrasted paws, claws and their uses. How seeds are scattered. Life history of an Ear of Corn. A windmill. Fruits kinds and uses. An apple. Snails and their habits. The squirrel.
Winter A clock how to tell the time sun, shadows. Water & properties, qualities, states & uses. Coverings of animals and birds fur hair and feathers. A plum pudding. Holly. A Lead pencil. Birds in winter, mistletoe. Currant & Raisins. Soluble & Insoluble substances sugar, salt, starch, milk & oil etc.
Spring Seeds, parts, uses & work what takes place when a seed grows. The horse, the sheep. A postage stamp. Money kinds and uses. Snow. Oranges and lemons. The snowdrop. The crocus. A fish.
Standard II Life history of a frog. Food of plants. A bunch of flowers, insects.
Summer Insects and flowers. Fertilisation. How plants protect themselves from enemies. The Dandelion. Birds, Buttercups.
Autumn changes in Autumn. A piece of bread. Fruits and nuts. Prepare for winter in plant and animal world. The rabbit. Why leaves fall. Fog.
Winter Winter buds their shape and contents. Plants & trees useful to man. Poisonous plants & trees. Birds which come for the winter. Animals and insects which disappear in winter. Evergreens, earthworms and their work. Shells. The wind and its uses.
Spring bulbous plants. Germination necessity for air, water, warmth. How plants breathe. How plants feed and grow. Plants who produce flowers before leaves. The snowdrop. The violet. Nut flowers. A piece of coal.
Summer Flowers of the hedgerow. Flowers of the meadow. Flowers of the Riverside and Pond. Shape and arrangement of leaves to ensure light and air. Flowers of the Rose family. The potato. The spider and his web. Caterpillars, moths and butterflies. A fern. Climbing plants.
Autumn Hedgerow fruits. Nuts. The Pansy. Members of the Grass Family useful to new migration of birds. Preparation for winter in plant and animal world. Coverings of the Animal World and their adaptation. Beaks and their uses.
Winter Ivy. Appearance of trees in winter. The cone bearers. A piece of wood. The snowdrop. The winter Food of animals and birds. The duck. Feet of birds and their uses.
Spring A bird’s egg. Some animal homes. The primrose. Catkin buds. The willow. The white dead nettle. The cuckoo. Flower. The life history of the frog.
Summer The Pea family. The conifers. The Rose family. The buttercup. Umbelliferous crops of the district. Weeds. Adaptation of plants to their surroundings. The bee. Why leaves are green.
Autumn A mushroom. Moss. Forest trees. Wild and Garden fruits compared. Plants and their enemies parasites etc. The composite family
Winter The moon. The planets. A few of the brightest constellations. A candle and how it burns. Evergreen trees. The thermometer and its uses. Treasures of the sea.
Spring. Seed and seedlings. Hedgerow trees. The sun. Pond life newts etc.
Standard I simple lessons in practical geography. Distance Direction. Walks. Plans of simple objects. The neighbourhood of the school. Rain and its work stream and ponds etc. Mountains, Hills and Valleys. The Sea and Coastline (general). Rushden situation and employment of its people. Outlying villages and the way to them
Standard II Knowledge of the meaning and use of map (England and Wales.) Geography of the district physical and industrial. Coast line seaside. Coast protection.
The build of the country. Mountain. River. Systems. People of other lands compared, contrasted with those of England. Japanese, Chinese, Arabs, Esquimause etc.
Observation of shadows. Cardinal points. Plans of classroom to scale.
Standard III Our own county and its neighbours. Our own Country. Cardinal points and plans as above.
Standard IV Scotland, Ireland compared and contrasted with England. India and Australia (on broad lines) people, climate, production, and the way to get there.
Standard V Geography of Europe generally. The political divisions of Europe. Situation, climate, productions. People and interesting towns. France & Germany in greater detail.
Size, and shape of the world. Climate and interchange of productions. Phases of the moon.
Standard VI VII
Scheme A the Continents of America and Asia generally. The United States of America. China and Japan in detail. Revision of British Isles. The Planetary System. Motions of the Earth. Latitude and longitude & measurement of Time. Interchange of productions. Sketch maps.
Scheme B The British Empire. Australia , Canada & India in detail.
Standard I Twenty stories from Ancient Legends and Romance and from English History and Fairy Tales.
Standard II Twenty stories from the whole of English History from Story of King Arthur to Jessie’s Dream.
Standard III Twenty stories from the whole of English History in greater detail.
Standard IV Twenty lessons from English History from The Ancient Britons to the First of the Tudors.
Standard V Twenty five lessons from Tudor and Stuart periods.
Standard VI VII
Scheme A Chief landmarks in the history of the English People from 55BC to present day.
Scheme B Thirty lessons from Stuart & Hanoverian period.
Schemes A & B in Geography & History taken in alternate years in Standard VI & VII which form one class.