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Log Book Part 3
January 1882 - December 1886

1882

 

Jan 2nd

Opened school. Three scholars who left for sometime came back again.

3rd

Miss F. Stanton an E.P.T. commenced duties as assistant mistress (April 9th ’62)

4th

Very thin attendance in the upper standards but better in the lower.

6th

Good attention to the drawing lesson this afternoon.

9th

Admitted Walter W. Sargent. Visited by Mr Wilkins.

10th

Mr. Denton called. The children have for the most part returned to school.

11th

The half time girls took needlework.

12th

Gloria Thompson away through illness.

13th

Average attendance for the week 119

16th

Not many depositors in the Penny Bank today.

17th

A good full school today.

19th

P.T.1 away from school in the afternoon.

20th

Average attendance for the week 122

23rd

Admitted John Knight again to the school.

24th

Gave up the girl’s evening lesson for needlework. Mrs. Wood attended to them.

26th

Several children away through illness. George Parry & George Thompson still away in the 1st class.

27th

The average attendance for the week 121.

30th

Attended to the Penny Bank to day. A fair number of depositors.

Feb 1882

 

1st

Took a drawing lesson with the whole timers

2nd

Miss Stanton gave her standard paper work which they did fairly well

3rd

The average attendance for the week 123. Visited by Mr. Knight.

6th

Several children came without their fees. Sent two of them home who owed a week previous.

7th

Gave some extra time for exercise – the children seemingly listless.

8th

School working as usual. Visited by Mr. Knight. Spoke to the children about the importance of punctuality.

10th

Very wet day. Average attendance for the week 116

14th

Good full school

16th

Taught a new song to the children.

17th

A coffee palace opened in the village – gave a half holiday in the afternoon.

18th

The usual singing lesson – the whole time girls took needlework.

20th

Attended to the Penny Bank – a fair number of depositors.

21st

Took some extra time for singing and exercise.

23rd

Gave the first class an examination

24th

Miss Stanton examined Standard II

27th

Mr. Wilkins called

28th

Good full school

29th

Took some time for marching and singing.

March 1882

 

1st

Mr. Wilkins called.

3rd

The children much interested in their drawing lesson.

6th

Admitted Catherine Meadows. Most of the children in attendance.

7th

Took the teachers for lessons from 6 – 7.30 in the evening.

8th

The half time girls took needlework. Told the children that I should punish severely the next who was known to use bad language.

10th

The average attendance for the week amounted to 126.

13th

Visited by Mr. Wilkins & Mr. Knight.

14th

Good attendance. The school working well.

15th

Took the usual drawing lesson.

16th

A good full school

17th

Visited by Mr. Wilkins. The average attendance for the week amounted to 119

20th

Admitted Fredrick Clarke.

22nd

A good drawing lesson.

24th

Gave a list of irregular scholars to the attendance officer. Some very bad cases.

25th

Average attendance for the week.

28th

Several came without their school fees. Sent them back for it.

3rd

Chastised William Knight for being absent from school without leave from his parents.

April 1882

 

1st

Gave Standard II an examination. Arithmetic and spelling good.

3rd

Mr. Wilkins attended to the Penny Bank.

6th

Broke up for the Easter holiday

17th

Opened with a good full school with the exception of the 1st class.

18th

Gave P.T.’s an examination in Arithmetic.

19th

The 1st class drew a map of Ireland.

21st

Average attendance for the week 127

24th

Admitted six scholars to the school.

26th

Good full school.

27th

Gave the 1st class a lesson in analysis, took some time for singing.

28th

Average attendance for the week 135. This is the last week of the school year.

May 1882

 

1st

Visited by Mr. Wilkins. Not many deposits in the Penny Bank.

3rd

A good full school. Took charge of Standard III as P.T.1 has left.

4th

Miss Stanton gave Standard II an examination. They did well in Arithmetic and Spelling.

5th

The yearly average amounts to 118.

8th

School very full today. Visited by Mr. Wilkins and Mr. Knight.

10th

Took a drawing lesson. Chastised several for being late today.

12th

The usual singing lesson.

15th

Sent home several for school fees.

17th

Drawing lesson today.

19th

Highest average attendance attained this week – 135.

22nd

Sent several children home for their school money. Took deposits for the Penny Bank

25th & 26th

School examined by Mr. Simpson H .M. Inspector. 127 presented for examination. 5 absent. Broke up for the Whitsuntide holidays – one week.

June 1882

 

5th

Opened school with a good attendance

6th

Gave the 1st class repetitions. Standards IV, Vi & V on with their year’s work.

7th & 8th

W.E.Curry Esq. H.M. Inspector inspected the schools today. We were rather thin in the upper Standards with a great proportion of half timers.

9th

Singing and drill in the afternoon.

12th

Took deposits for the Penny Bank

14th

The half time girls took needlework.

15th

Put the children into the right classes for the year.

16th

Spoke about the necessity of punctuality.

19th

Very thin in the afternoon as the children belonging to Succoth Baptist Chapel Sunday School had their annual treat.

21st

Took a drawing lesson and singing.

23rd

A good full school.

26th

Visited by Mr. Wilkins who took deposits for the Penny Bank.

27th

Readmitted Harry Denton

29th

Took recitation with the first class.

30th

Finding that a very large number of the children were going to Cleethorpes by excursion train on Monday – closed school for that day.

July 1882

 

4th

School treat in connection with the Wesleyan chapel. A poor attendance that day.

6th

A lad came wanting to be half timer who had not passed the required Standard – sent him home again.

7th

A poor attendance this week.

10th

Old Baptist chapel Sunday School treat.

12th

P.T.1 working in mixed school this week. Visited by Mr. Knight.

13th

Mr. Wilkins called.

17th

Took deposits for the Penny Bank. Admitted George Freeman.

18th

Very full school in the afternoon.

19th

Recitations and drawing.

 

H.M.I. report for the year ending April 30th 1882

Mixed School The lower standards are particularly well taught. The upper standards are improving. The order is good. Knitting and flannel work require attention.

Infant School In very good order and very well taught.

Mary Bull History and Grammar.

P. Darnell has passed fairly

A.Colson Spelling, Euclid and Arithmetic. He should be informed that he is now qualified under article 79 but not under Article 60.

You are requested to fill up and return to this office the enclosed manager’s certificates on behalf of J.S. Stanton, J. McLean and E.M. Harvey.

Walter Wood, certificated teacher of 2nd class.

J.S. Stanton assistant mistress.

P. Darnell Pupil teacher of 4th year.

James Heygate, Clerk to the Board.

July 21st

Thin attendance in the afternoon, singing lesson

23rd

One admission to the school. Mr Knight called.

25th

Half term girls at needlework – took a drawing lesson.

28th

Commenced teaching a new song. Attendance thin in the afternoon.

31st

Re-admitted Rose Ablett. Gave the upper standards some rules in spelling.

Aug 1882

 

1st

Taught Standard IV – commenced a fresh rule in Arithmetic with them.

3rd

Gave a lesson to Standards IV, V & VI on Latin prefixes.

5th

Took some extra time for marching and drill. Punished William Knight for being from school without leave.

7th

Singing lesson

8th

Bank Holiday very thin attendance

9th

Finding the fever was among some families – sent home children belonging to them.

11th

Upper standards thin in attendance. Fred Sykes left school.

14th

Some few away at the children’s Flower show in the New Hall.

16th

Drawing and singing

17th

Visited by Mr. Knight

18th

Broke up school for the summer holiday – four weeks.

Oct 1882

 

2nd

Opened with a good full school. Admitted three scholars.

3rd

Read from the new History book.

6th

Mr. Knight visited the school.

10th

Only a few depositors in the Penny Bank. Chastised Henry Clarke.

12th

The half time girls took needlework.

13th

Gave the school a lesson in singing with some tonic-sol-fa modulation practice.

24th

Good full school

25th

Gave a list of irregular scholars to the attendance officer.

26th

Gave Standard V some examples in the working of bills.

30th

Several away ill.

Nov 1882

 

1st

Took a drawing lesson. Taught a fresh rule in Arithmetic to Standard IV

2nd

Took a lesson for singing by note from the tonic-sol-fa chart.

3rd

A very full school

6th

Visited by Mr. Wilkins – girls took needlework.

8th

Gave a list of irregular scholars to the attendance officer.

10th

Received notice of the audit to take place in the 15th

13th

Took deposits for the Penny Bank. Punished Sargent Randall.

15th

Went to Wellingborough to see the auditor.

16th

The 1st class learnt repetitions. Keep some until 5 o’clock before they could learn two verses.

17th

Singing lesson in the afternoon.

20th

Visited by Mr. Knight

22nd

Tonic-sol-fa practice for 20 minutes.

24th

Good average attendance this week.

27th

Received some new apparatus.

28th

Taught Standards V & VI simple rule of three. Thomas Hesthorpe who was visiting here returned home.

29th

Gave the 1st class a map of England to draw. Tonic-sol-fa practice in the morning. Punished Fredrick Desborough.

30th

Mr. Knight called. Gave the school a good talking to in regard to a want of punctuality. Trying to show the need of always being on time a school.

Dec 1882

 

1st

Very bad weather this week, consequently the average attendance is not so good.

4th

Admitted Thomas Pratt who lives in Wymington.

5th

Received a new set of books for Standard III

7th

Good full school although very winterly.

8th

Singing in the afternoon.

11th

A good number of girls for needlework. The Roger’s family returned to school.

12th

Warned the boys not to interfere with the building going on or to interrupt the men at their work.

14th

Good special attention to the arithmetic of Standard VI

18th

Gave the 1st class a lesson on analysis of sentences. Punished William Freeman for repeated disobedience.

20th

Had a good practice in tonic-sol-fa singing

22nd

Taught the children a Christmas Carol. Broke up for the Xmas holidays. One week.

1883

 

Jan 1st

Opened with a good attendance. Charles Harris returned to school

2nd

Paid most attention to the arithmetic of Standard IV

4th

Mr. Knight called. Very wet day, the attendance thin in the morning in consequence.

6th

Girls at needlework. Singing for the boys.

8th

Attended to the Penny Bank for Mr. Wilkins who is from home.

9th

Gave the 1st class a lesson on analysis of sentences.

11th

The repetitions were very well done today.

12th

Punished Walter Willmott for disobedience.

15th

Prudence Darnell away from school through sickness

17th

Taught a new song “Summer Street.”

18th

Gave the first class an examination. Arithmetic only moderate, spelling pretty fair.

19th

The average attendance for the week 155. Examined Standard II

22nd

P.T.1 still away from school

24th

A good number of children away today owing to an anti-vaccination display in the village.

25th

Recitations today

26th

Spoke about the children coming with clean hands to school. Tried to impress the necessity for cleanliness.

29th

Not many deposits in the Penny Bank

30th

Fox hunting drew a number from school.

Feb 1883

 

1st

Mr. Packwood called in reference to a half time book.

2nd

A good singing lesson in the afternoon.

5th

Gave a lesson to Standards V & VI on a fraction of a quantity – showing the difference between a whole and the fraction of a whole by illustration. Chastised Arthur Lawton for disobedience.

6th

P.T.1 working in the mixed school this week.

7th

Very wet day. Gave the 1st class mental arithmetic.

9th

Miss Stanton gave her section an examination. Punished George York

12th

A board meeting in the evening. William Rogers and Eliza Sherwood left school for work.

13th

Gave a collective grammar lesson.

14th

A series of Temperance Meetings held this week in the New Hall, these somewhat affected the attendance.

16th

A number of children away with colds and through the inclemency of the weather.

19th

A fair number of deposits in the Penny Bank. Chastised Edward Sayer for disobedience.

20th

A platform provided in mixed school for desk, which is a great convenience and additional pegs for hats in the Infant department.

21st

Took a drawing lesson and the half time girls needlework.

22nd

Took a little additional time for singing

23rd

Received a parcel of school materials.

26th

Visited by Mr.Wilkins.

27th

Good attendance today – chastised John Dunkley for impudence.

28th

The pupil teacher took some time for needlework.

29th

Made out a fresh timetable

March 1883

 

2nd

Good attendance today, the average for the week has improved. The children sang a part song learnt from note.

6th

Several scholars present this week who have been absent through sickness. Punished Edward Sayer

7th

Provided with a capital cupboard for storing copy books, exercises and new stock.

8th

Very cold day. Rather heavy fall of snow.

9th

A snow storm this morning which kept a good number from school.

12th

Very bad weather and a thin attendance

13th

Mr. Wilkins called and Mr. Sharman to see the new Class Room.

14th

Recitations were said very well

15th

The usual collection grammar lesson. Chastised William Neville.

16th

Kate Wright left school. Gave the Pupil Teachers an examination

19th

Some half dozen children late in the afternoon. Spoke strongly on the point of punctuality.

20th

Mr. Knight visited the school

21st

Took a drawing lesson with 1st class.

22nd

Broke up school for the Easter Holidays

April 1883

 

2nd

Opened school with a pretty good attendance. Mr. Wilkins 7 Mr. Knight visited the school.

3rd

Used the New Class room although we have not got the desks yet.

4th

The half time girls took their needlework in the new class room.

5th

Had a good tonic-sol-fa practice in the afternoon.

6th

Punished Charles Mason for disobedience.

9th

Received the desks and the other furniture for the New Class Room.

10th

Find three of the stands to desks broken. Wrote to the Darlington Firm in regard to it.

11th

Two new scholars this week.

12th

Practiced a fresh song – gave the 1st class a dwelling in mental arithmetic.

13th

Sent a list of irregular scholars to the attendance officers

16th

Took the deposits in the Penny Bank

17th

Spoke to the school about the necessity of cleanliness – as some had very dirty hands.

18th

Good standards IV & V some problems in arithmetic to work.

19th

Received a parcel of materials

20th

Sent a rather long list of irregular scholars to the attendance officer

23rd

Sent to Fredrick Perkins father to know why he is not at school – promised to send him at once.

24th

Gave the first class an examination

25th

Took a drawing lesson

26th

P.T.1 engaged in the Infant School today

27th

Good school in the morning but not so good in the afternoon.

30th

Several came without the school fee. Sent William Filed home for his. Prudence Darnell in charge of the Infant School.

May 1883

 

1st

Sent to Darlington to ask that the desk stands may be sent on at once.

2nd

Find that the family of Masons have left the village. Alice Scroxton still away ill.

3rd

A wet day and thin attendance.

4th

Threatened George York with a punishment if found throwing stones again.

7th

Not many deposits in the Penny Bank. Very thin in both schools.

10th

School examined by Mr. Simpson. 184 children present.

11th

W.E>Curry Esq. H.M. Inspector examined the school today. Broke up for the Whitsuntide holiday.

21st

Opened school after Whitsuntide holiday. A good attendance except on the 1st class.

22nd

Received the duplicate schedules.

23rd

Gave Standards V & VI a drawing lesson while Standard IV took a spelling exercise. Punished Henry Clarke.

25th

Average attendance for the week 157

28th

Admitted Ellen Willis & Ellen Brown

29th

Punished Joseph Clarke for repeated disobedience. Put several scholars in their right classes for the year.

30th

Good full school. Commenced teaching a new song by note “Boys wanted”

June 1883

 

1st

Received a parcel of books for the pupil teachers

4th

Gave half holiday as so many were going to the Wesleyan Sunday School treat.

5th

Sent Fredrick Gilbert home on account of the dirty state of his head – not in fit state to mix with the other children.

6th

Took the IV, V & VI Standards for geography

8th

The usual singing lesson

11th

A good full school – admitted two scholars

12th

Mr. Knight called. Commenced the geography for the year.

14th

Began a new song –took Standard V & V1 together in the afternoon.

15th

Punished William Knight for repeatedly running from school before time.

18th

A thin attendance in the afternoon owing to the Succoth Baptist Sunday School treat. The scholars were photographed today in four groups and the teaching staff in another

20th

Mr. Knight visited the school. A good practice in tonic-sol-fa singing

21st

Did take lessons with the pupil teachers today – attended a meeting in the New Hall.

22nd

A good full school

23rd

Average attendance for the week 152

25th

Very few deposits in the Penny Bank

26th

The children’s portraits came by post.

27th

Chastised several for stone throwing, had warned them continually of it.

28th

Heavy thunder storms.

July 1883

 

2nd

Found so few present owing to the Band of Hope Trip to Yarmouth, gave holiday.

3rd

Began a new song “Do the Right.”

4th

Chastised L. Sanders for disobedience.

5th

A very full school in the afternoon. Gave a collective geography lesson in the afternoon.

6th

Average attendance for the week 148

9th

Board meeting in the evening – sent for some new materials.

10th

Chastised several for being late.

11th

Gave a collective geography lesson.

12th

Sent to enquire why Frank Bayes and Ellen Bailey were away from school.

13th

The usual singing lesson

16th

Leonard Sanders away gone on a visit. A young man from Wollaston called.

17th

Received the parcel of materials. A set of Geography Readers for the Upper Standards.

18th

The upper class seemed very pleased with their new reading books.

19th

A good full school, commenced reading a play of Shakespeare’s with the teachers.

 

H.M.Report for the year ending April 30th 1883

Mixed School

The first and second Standards passed a very good examination. In the upper Standards, Reading is fairly intelligent and Handwriting very good but the spelling in the fourth and fifth Standards and the arithmetic in the third, fourth and fifth Standards require more attention. English and Geography may be regarded as satisfactory considering the number of Half-timers. The discipline should be firmer and the tendency to copying more completely checked

Infant School

The state of the school is very satisfactory.

P.Darnell has passed fairly. She should be informed that she is now qualified under both articles 52 & 50 and M.Bull that she is now qualified under article 50, but c only qualify herself under article 52 by passing satisfactorily the examination specified under article 46.

E.E. Margetts – spelling.

Walter Wood certificated teacher of 2nd class.

J.S. Stanton assistant mistress E.P.T

P. Darnell E.P.T

M.Bull E.P.T.

James Heygate Clerk of the Board

23rd

Several came without their school fee today. A good number of deposits in the Penny Bank

24th

Spoke again about stone throwing pointing out the dangers of it to the children.

25th

Took a drawing lesson in the afternoon.

26th

Commenced learning a new piece from the tonic-sol-fa chart.

27th

Average attendance for the week 148

30th

Admitted one girl Eliza Ann Burdell

31st

A good full school.

Aug 1883

 

1st

Took Standards IV, V & VI together while the girls were at needlework.

2nd

A good singing practice.

3rd

Average attendance for the week 145

6th

Bank holiday

7th

Thin attendance owing to a Band of Hope treat.

8th

Gave a collective geography lesson.

9th

Read through part of “The Merchant of  Venice” with the 5th, 6th and 7th Standards.

10th

Average attendance for the week 157

13th

The registers were examined by the Board. Sam Knight Jun. chairman.

14th

Good attendance today

15th

Gave the first class a good drilling in Mental Arithmetic

16th

Chastised Ernest Collins for writing indecent words in a reading book.

17th

Average attendance for the week 132

20th

Several withdrew their deposits in the Penny Bank this week.

21st

Attendance considerably below average.

24th

Broke up school for the summer holidays. Five weeks.

Oct 1883

 

1st

Opened school with a good attendance. Mr. R.J. Wright commenced duties as assistant master.

2nd

Five new scholars. Placed them in their proper standards.

3rd

Visited by Mr. Knight

4th

A good tonic-sol-fa practice

5th

Mr. Knight and Mr. Denton attended and distributed the prize books. Thirty nine books were given out.

8th

Admitted Charlotte Courley and Thomas Sawfoot

9th

Gave a lesson in analysis to the 1st class

10th

Half time girls took needlework. 127 present in morning 131 in the afternoon.

11th

Gave P.T.’s a composition exercise.

12th

Average attendance for the week 141

15th

Admitted five scholars

16th

Miss Stanton left at 3o’clock to attend a Harvest Festival

17th

A very full school. Chastised William Sargent for running from school before time & William Scroxton for throwing stones at school door.

18th

Gave Standard IV the poetry for recitation.

19th

The average attendance for the week 151

22nd

Adopted a fresh plan for collecting the school fees.

23rd

Several half time scholars away who should have been at school.

24th

Commenced school at 1.30 and closed at 3.30 because of a tea meeting at The Old Baptist Meeting.

25th

Punished N. Linnitt & H. Denton for being wilfully late.

26th

The attendance keeps up well owing to the mild weather.

29th

Not many deposits in the Penny Bank today. Admitted Kate Britten.

30th

Gave a lesson on prefixes showing their use on the construction of words

31st

Took a little extra time for singing

Nov 1883

 

1st

A stock of coals brought.

2nd

Average attendance for the week 144

5th

Weather much colder – several children away through sickness.

6th

Gave the school additional time at tonic-sol-fa in the place of play as it was a wet day.

7th

Gave Standard III an examination

8th

Examined Standard II

9th

Average attendance for the week 145

12th

School board meeting. Visited by Mr. Knight.

13th

Commenced learning a fresh song by the tonic-sol-fa notation.

14th

Good full school. The recitations in Standard V, VI & VII done very well

15th

Gave a collective geography lesson

16th

Average attendance for the week 151

19th

Admitted Caroline Randall this morning & readmitted Elizabeth Stokes.

20th

Sent for a stock of materials.

21st

Gave map drawing to the 1st class

22nd

Very cold wet day – attendance thin in consequence.

23rd

Average attendance for the week 150

26th

Only a few depositors in  the Penny Bank

27th

Boys spoken to in regard to keeping closets clean.

28th

Notice of audit to take place at Wellingborough December 3rd

29th

Selected a recitation for standard II

30th

Received a stock of materials.

Dec 1883

 

1st

Began a new song “King Winter.”

3rd

A cold frosty day – still a good full school. Mr. Knight called.

4th

Sent for a map book which is very much needed.

5th

Walter Parker wants to become a half timer being 10 years and having passed the Standard he is eligible.

6th

Gave the first class a lesson in Napoleon.

7th

The average attendance for the week 144

10th

Several withdrew their money from the Penny Bank

14th

Average attendance for the week 143

17th

The registers were examined by Mr. Knight and found correct.

18th

Not a full school this week – cold frosty weather.

19th

Took a grammar lesson – prefixes etc. – with 1st class.

22nd

Broke up for Christmas holiday – one week. Average attendance for the week 132.

31st

Not a full school today. Mr. Lancaster commenced duties as assistant master.

1884

 

Jan 1st 1884

A good practice in tonic-sol-fa singing

2nd

The attendance better today.

3rd

Visited by Mr. G. Denton. Recitations done fairly in Standards V, VI, & VII

4th

Average attendance for the week 132

7th

A god many deposits in the Penny Bank

8th

Visited by Mr. Denton. Sorry to find Miss Bull has sent in her resignation, having obtained a situation as Assistant Mistress in Lady London’s School at Brighton.

9th

Examined Standard IV in Arithmetic, Spelling and Reading. Find some very poorly up, others did well.

10th

Decided to give a short lesson on Tuesdays and Fridays on Music and Singing.

11th

Punished N. Clarke for disobedience. The average attendance for the week was 141

14th

Mr. Wilkins came & took deposits for the Penny Bank

15th

Gave two or three tests in Tonic-sol-fa – short passages written on the blackboard to be sung at first sight. It was done fairly well by some.

16th

Took Standards IV,V,VI & VII giving the assistant standard IV

17th

1st class worked from test cards.

18th

Average attendance for the week 144

21st

Admitted one scholar

22nd

Very cold & wet, attendance thin.

23rd

Gave Standards V, VI & VII map drawing

24th

The recitations done well today

25th

Average attendance for the week 138

28th

Several children still away ill

29th

Took the usual collective grammar lesson

30th

The half time girls took needlework in the afternoon

31st

Several kept behind for recitations

Feb 1884

 

1st

A thin attendance in the afternoon. Miss bull left today having obtained a situation at Brigstock. The teachers presented her with a writing desk, the children with a silver chain and a silver locket from Mrs. Wood and myself.

4th

Only a few deposits in the Penny Bank

5th

Visited by Mr. Packwood and a gentleman from Leicester.

6th

Gave Standard IV an examination. The arithmetic was poor and the spelling only moderate.

7th

Took Standard IV again, gave them some questions in Geography & grammar which were answered fairly.

8th

Average attendances for the week 143

11th

Herbert Sargent & John Knight still away ill

12th

Mr. Wilkins visited the school

13th

A good singing exercise today

14th

The upper Standards had an exercise in composition.

15th

Average attendance for the week

18th

Jane Jaques commenced assisting in the Infant Room as a monitor.

19th

A good attendance today

20th

The half time girls took needlework.

21st

Punished William Willmott for disobedience.

22nd

Commenced teaching the 6th standard Interest.

25th

Attended to the Penny Bank for Mr. Wilkins who is from home.

26th

Attendance rather thin today.

27th

Gave the 1st class a map to draw

28th

Examined Standard II, the arithmetic was poor – reading fair.

29th

Average attendance for the week 139

March 1884

 

3rd

Commenced giving the monitor Jane Jaques lessons with the pupil teachers.

4th

Gave the 1st class an exercise in composition

5th

Took the 4th, 5th & 6th standards together.

6th

Examined the first class. There is an improvement in most of the subjects.

7th

The average attendance for the week 140

10th

John Knight returned to school after a long absence.

11th

Visited by Mr. Knight

12th

Sent for a parcel of books.

13th

Took charge of Standard III. There is an improvement in the arithmetic and spelling.

14th

The average attendance for the week 142

19th

A good number of deposits in the Penny Bank

20th

Gave Standard I an examination. They did fairly well

21st

Average attendance for the week 145

24th

Gave the 1st class a lesson on the Seasons. The girls at needlework.

25th

A good singing lesson

26th

Took Standard III – gave them a lesson in arithmetic and spelling.

27th

Continued working with standard III

28th

Average attendance 138

31st

A report of soldiers coming through the village caused some to absent themselves from school.

April 1884

 

1st

Received the schedules for the examination.

2nd

Miss Stanton took charge of Standards V & VI

3rd

Took Standard II and gave them a good drilling in spelling and tables.

4th

Average attendance for the week.

7th

Attendance thin in the morning – very wet.

10th

The registers were examined and found correct. Sam Knight

Broke up for the Easter holidays

21st

Admitted three scholars. Not as many present as there ought to have been.

22nd

The attendance better today.

23rd

Gave the 1st class a drilling in mental arithmetic.

24th

A good singing exercise today

25th

Average attendance for the week

28th

Attended to the Penny Bank today – a fair number of deposits.

29th

Several half time scholars away that should have been present.

30th

Took Standards IV, V & VI together

May 1884

 

1st

Recitations done well by the 1st class.

2nd

A. Ambridge and J. Cox away from the 1st class today

5th

Attendance not very good today. Sent to enquire why. G. Claridge is away from school – find he is not well.

7th

Mr. Simpson examined Standard I in the afternoon and heard Standard II read.

8th

The annual examination took place today. W.E. Currey Esq. & Mr. Simpson were both present There were 187 children present for the examination.

9th

The examination continued – W.E. Currey and Mr. Simpson both present.

12th

Several scholars left school last week. H. Sargent gone to a school at Wellingborough

13th

Several children came for half time certificates.

14th

Formed the 1st class of school from Standards V,VI & VII Gave Standard IV in charge of the assistant.

15th

Brought up Standard I from the Infant School

16th

Very warm in school today – the attendance below average.

19th

Attended to the Penny Bank

20th

Did  not take a music lesson today.

21st

The half time girls at needlework.

22nd

Received the duplicate schedules.

23rd

Did not take singing today. Broke up for the Whitsuntide holidays

June 1884

 

9th

Visited by Mr. Knight. Most of the scholars present.

10th

Gave the first class a collective lesson.

11th

Albert Sargent welcomed to the school after being away some weeks. Emma Tarry brought a note stating that she was leaving school this week.

12th

The usual singing lesson.

13th

The average attendance for the week was 166. Half holiday Wesleyan School treat

16th

Admitted three scholars today

17th

Sent to inquire why Eaton White is away from school

18th

Punished Sydney Rogers and N. Fensome for being repeatedly late.

19th

Very sultry in school today

20th

Average attendance for the week 173

23rd

Admitted one scholar.

24th

Gave a lesson on the analysis of sentences.

25th

P.T.(1) not taking lessons this week due to ill health

26th

Gave the first class a composition exercise.

27th

A good singing lesson – commenced a new song.

30th

Three scholars from  Higham admitted.

 

H.M.I. Report for Year ending April 30th 1884 (Report dated 20 June)

Mixed School

The discipline is somewhat better than last year but there is still a tendency to talking, overlooking and copying during the examination. The elementary work is fair. The Class Subjects are good. Needlework fair, but not as satisfactory as it used to be.

Infant School

The Infant School is very well conducted.

M.A. Elstow has passed fairly but should attend to spelling.

E.E. Margetts needlework.

J.Jaques is not qualified by age for recognition as a candidate on probation (Article 40)

Walter Wood certificated teachers of the 1st class.

John Lancaster Ex. P.T.

F.S. Stanton Ex. P.T.

P. Darnell Ex. P.T.

James Heygate Clerk of the council

July 1884

 

1st

A good attendance today. Gave a lesson in analysis of sentences.

2nd

Half time girls took needlework.

3rd

A heavy thunderstorm in the afternoon.

4th

Find that the measles are in several families coming to school, decided to send home those who have them in the house.

7th

Trip to the seaside for the Band of Hope children (Holiday)

8th

Very poor attendance today.

9th

The assistant Master absent form school this week attending the Scholarship examination.

10th

The attendance very thin this week especially the last part

14th

Altered the arrangement of time for needlework so as to try and give all half time girls some time for the subject every week.

15th

Another case of measles in a family.

16th

Miss Harvey formerly assistant mistress in this school visited us.

18th

Gave Standard IV fresh books to read from.

19th

A good singing lesson

21st

The Old Baptist Sunday School treat – gave a half holiday

22nd

Children very tired and restless today. Sultry

23rd

Changed the needlework from Wednesday to Thursday

24th

Mr. Wilkins visited for a few minutes.

25th

The whole time girls took needlework.

28th

Several back this morning who have been away ill.

29th

Gave the Pupil teachers an exercise in composition.

30th

Mr. & Mrs. Sanders with some friends called, they expressed themselves as very pleased with the singing and delighted to hear the Infants sing and to see their needlework.

31st

Talked to the children about the importance of being punctual at school

Aug 1884

 

1st

Sent home one family as they have measles in the house.

3rd

Bank Holiday

4th

Attendance thin

5th

Took some time in drill

6th

Gave the 1st class a lesson in composition.

7th

The average attendance for the week was 137

11th

Received a supply of school materials.

12th

Attendance thin in the morning.

13th

Took a little extra time for singing.

14th

The registers examined today by Mr. Knight and found correct. Sam Knight Esq. Chairman

15th

Broke up for the Summer holidays. Six weeks.

Sept 1884

 

29th

Admitted six new scholars.

30th

The children have come up to school well. Very few away.

Oct 1884

 

1st

Explained what two pulse measures means. Let the children eat time with their hands, Miss Stanton beating before them.

2nd

Threw Standards IV,V,&VI together; the assistant master taking Standards II & III

3rd

The girls took needlework on Monday, Thursday and Friday this week.

6th

Admitted two scholars this day

7th

Received the prize books

8th

Spoke to the school about tone throwing.

9th

Caught a boy throwing stones at the lamp. Arthur Lawson

10th

The average attendance for the week was 178

13th

Eight scholars applied for half time certificates.

14th

Commenced fires in all the room.

15th

Took recitation with the 1st class.

16th

Wrote out certificate cards for al those who have passed the examination.

17th

Mr. Knight & Mr. Denton came and distributed the prize book & certificate cards.

20th

A good number of depositors in the Penny Bank today.

21st

A good full school

22nd

Sent for recitation books for the 1st class

23rd

The girls took needlework today.

24th

The average attendance for the week was 165

27th

Mr. Wilkins visited the school.

28th

Took a collective grammar lesson

29th

The recitations were fairly done.

30th

Several away ill this week.

31st

Visited by Mr. Knight.

Nov 1884

 

3rd

Practised a new song.

4th

Chastised Sargent Randall for disobedience.

5th

Gave the school a good drilling in changing and exercise.

6th

The girls at needlework.

7th

The average attendance for the week 176

10th

Took the deposits in the Penny Bank

11th

The assistant master gave notice of leaving – is going into Boro’Road TT.C.

12th

Several very much behind in their recitations today.

13th

A good full school

14th

The average attendance for the week was 177

17th

Decided to open the school one quarter before 2o’clock in the afternoons.

18th

The attendance very thin in the upper standards at the morning  opening this week.

19th

Took some extra time for singing

20th

A stock of coal bought.

21st

The average attendances for the week 175

24th

A good singing practice.

25th

Mr. Knight visited

26th

Gave the first class an examination. Arithmetic fair – spelling good.

27th

Gave a lesson on prefixes.

28th

Whole time girls took needlework.

Dec 1884

 

1st

Very bad weather which effected the attendance

2nd

Still very bad weather

3rd

Practised over a Christmas Carol

4th

Chastised Herbert Cox for idleness and disobedience.

5th

The average attendance for the week was 163

8th

Not many depositors in the Penny Bank

9th

Visited by Mr. Wilkins.

10th

Tried over some time exercises.

11th

The average attendance for the week 177

12th

Gave Standard IV an examination. Arithmetic fair – spelling fair.

15th

The attendance better this morning.

16th

Sang over a Christmas Carol

19th

The numbers have fallen off today. Christmas day coming on a Thursday school to be opened on Monday.

22nd

School opened but so few present broke up for two weeks.

1885

 

Jan 5th 1885

Opened School after the Christmas holidays. Not as good attendance as there ought to be.

6th

Threw the 4th,5th & 6th Standards together as there is no assistant master appointed.

7th

Find that Mr. Linnit, Leonard Sanders and Frank Denton have left school for work.

8th

Very cold and wet. Attendance not good.

9th

The average attendance for the week 174

12th

Mr. Knight visited and Mr. Wilkins.

13th

A number of children away through sickness.

14th

Gave the classes some time exercises in music

15th

Threw the upper standards together for a lesson in grammar

16th

Average attendance for the week 163

19th

Mr. Wilkins visited the school

20th

Several late – spoke to the children about the importance of being punctual

21st

Taught the alto for “Star of Peace”

22nd

Several scholars away ill

23rd

The average attendance for the week is 174

26th

The attendance very thin in the mornings.

27th

Mary Perkins and Fredrick Brown away through sickness.

28th

Gave Standard II an examination – the spelling improved.

29th

Gave the first class some time for map drawing.

30th

Sent in a list of irregular scholars

Feb 1885

 

2nd

Sent inquiries after several who are away.

3rd

Spoke to several in regard to their coming for the most part in the afternoons instead of alternately mornings and then afternoons.

4th

First class took recitations.

5th

Practiced a fresh song “Star of Peace”

6th

Average attendance for the week 169

9th

An assistant master appointed to come on the 23rd inst.

10th

Mr. Knight visited

11th

The 3rd Standard did better in spelling and arithmetic today.

12th

Punished a lad for disobedience.

13th

Average attendance for the week 174

16th

Glad to see more half timers in school in the morning.

17th

Gave a grammar lesson to Standards IV,V, and VI

18th

Mr. Wilkins visited.

19th

Practiced singing two short passages at first sight written on the blackboard.

20th

Average attendance 190

23rd

Taught the children the words of  new song.

24th

Mr. C. Browning commenced duties as assistant master.

25th

Gave the first class an exercise in composition.

26th

Took charge of Standard III today

27th

Attendance fell off today

March 1885

 

2nd

Visited by Mr. Knight and Mr. Wilkins.

3rd

Gave the 1st Standard a drilling

4th

Threatened to send F. Gilbert home for being untidy and dirty

5th

Gave Standard III  drilling in spelling and arithmetic.

6th

Singing went well today

9th

Several came without their school fees today.

10th

Good full school. Chastised two boys for being continually late.

11th

Having very few present in the upper standards took charge of Standard II

12th

The assistant master gave Standard IV an examination

13th

Visited by Mr. Wood, Inspector of factories.

16th

Opened school at 2’oclock instead of a quarter before two.

17th

Gave the upper standards some practice in analysis of sentences.

18th

Gave Standard II a drilling in spelling and arithmetic.

19th

Took some time in exercise and singing

20th

The girls took needlework

23rd

Had  to send two children home for their school fees.

24th

Examined Standard I. Very pleased with their answers t questions on the reading lesson. Arithmetic and spelling done well with some few exceptions.

25th

Recitations today.

26th

Received a parcel of school materials.

27th

John Knight left school

30th

Admitted one scholar.

31st

Separated the classes for singing.

April 1885

 

1st

Took charge of Standard III

2nd

Broke up school for Easter holidays

13th

The registers were examined by Mr. Knight and found correct.

14th

Good full school.

15th

Kate Denton and the others of the family left the country for America.

16th

Took a little extra time for singing.

17th

Discontinued fires as the weather is so warm.

20th

Admitted one scholar.

22nd

Received notice of the examination – fixed for the 11th and 12th of June.

23rd

Practiced some songs

24th

Gave an examination to Standards V & Vi. There is an improvement in their work.

27th

Sent for some disinfectants to scatter about the premises.

28th

Gave a lesson to the first class on climate. Sent for Mary Bailey who had left school before being qualified to do so.

29th

Very cold again. Had a fire lighted.

30th

Recitations done well today

May 1885

 

1st

Took the IV,V & VI Standards together today

4th

Attendance in the upper Standards thin today

5th

Gave some time to drill, trying to make the children smart in their exercise.

6th

Gave Standard IV and examination. The spelling has improved somewhat.

7th

Had fires lit again, very cold.

8th

Several away from the first class today

11th

A good number of deposits in the Penny Bank today.

12th

Visited by Mr. Wilkins

13th

Had singing today of the songs learnt through the year.

14th

Several children away through illness.

15th

Average attendance for the week 162

18th

Learn that one family has fever in the house. Two other scholars away very ill

19th

Gave the 1st class separate practice in music.

20th

Very heavy rain which affected the attendance.

21st

Chastised William Knight for being away from school without leave from his parents. His mother called & saying that he had been sent the previous week on one day & did not come.

22nd

The registers were examined by Mr. Knight and found correct. Broke up for the Whitsuntide for one week.

June 1885

 

1st

Opened school with a good attendance. Several in the first class have left which is very inconvenient seeing that the examination is next week.

2nd

Gave the 1st class a time exercise in music. One girl admitted.

3rd

A good attendance today. Took some extra time for singing.

4th

Very warm in school today. Mr. Knight visited.

5th

A good average attendance this week 172

8th

Sent to several who were not at school to know the reason.

10th

W.E. Currey H.M. Inspector came and examined the Infant School.

11th

School examined today. Mr. Currey and Mr. Simpson both present.

12th

The examination of school continued. No school in the afternoon.

15th

Several scholars have left school from the first class.

18th

Took charge of Standards V,VI & VII, gave the new Standard IV to the care of the assistant master.

19th

The scarlet fever seems to be prevalent in the village. Several families attending the school have got it. Made inquiries to find out that none were attending belonging to families having fever.

22nd

Thin attendance in the afternoon owing to the Sunday School tread in connection with the Succoth Baptist Chapel.

23rd

Better attendance today

26th

Gave the boys a good talking to in regard to using the closets – to keep them clean.

29th

Sunday School treat in connection with the Wesleyan Chapel. received the schedules on Saturday 29th

July 1885

 

6th

There were so many going to Skegness by excursion that it was thought best to close school for the day.

10th

The average attendance has not been high for the week. About 20 below the usual average.

13th

Admitted one scholar.

15th

Received a parcel of materials –the school very full today

17th

Took some time extra for singing and drill

20th

Several returned to school who have been away through sickness.

23rd

Commenced a new song.

24th

The average attendance has been much higher this week.

27th

Admitted two scholars today

28th

A good full school today.

31st

Took charge of Standard III. Adopted a fresh method for teaching the children spelling. Recommended the same to the teachers.

 

H.M.Report for the Year Ending April 30th 1885

Mixed School

The elementary work is very fair, except spelling of the fourth and fifth standards which is very bad. English is fair. Geography good, except in the third standard, which does poorly. Needlework fair. The Merit Grant is recommended with considerable hesitation.

E.E. Margetts and M.A. Elstow have passed fairly.

Walter Wood certificated teacher of 1st class

Collis Browning E.P.T.

F. Stanton E.P.T.

P. Darnell E.P.T.

M.A. Margetts pupil teacher of the 4th year.

Aug 1885

 

3rd

Bank holiday. No school opening today

7th

The attendance about twenty below the usual average.

10th

Attendance thin – had a good singing lesson

14th

Broke up for the summer holiday – six weeks.

Sept 1885

 

28th

Opened school with a good attendance

29th

Going over back lessons with the classes. Find this very necessary especially in arithmetic.

30th

Sent around to several who are absent – find in some cases that they have left school.

Oct 1885

 

4th

Admitted one boy

6th

Commenced a new song “I love the Happy sunshine.”

9th

Received a parcel of prize books.

12th

Not a large number of deposits in the Penny Bank today

14th

School working as usual

16th

Mr. Denton & Mr. Knight came and distributed the prize books & certificates for passing the examination.

19th

Two scholars left school. Mary Skinner appointed a monitor in the Infant School.

21st

Had a good tonic-sol-fa practice in the morning

23rd

Took charge of Standard IV for the day

26th

Mr. Wilkins paid a visit and took the deposits in the Penny Bank

28th

The children sang  a new song, they had learnt in two parts.

29th

Visited by Mr. Tomkins the newly appointed minister of the Old Baptist meeting and Mr. Bayes

Nov 1885

 

2nd

Find that the scarlet fever is very prevalent in the village – a very poor attendance in consequence.

4th

Still fever at school today.

9th

The registers were examined and found correct.

12th

The attendance somewhat better but still very poor. Took charge of Standard II in the morning.

13th

The average attendance this week is 40 below the usual averages.

16th

There are several fresh cases of fever.

19th

Sent home two children where fever was in the house.

20th

Took half an hour for singing

23rd

The attendance somewhat better today. Admitted one scholar.

26th

The assistant master away through illness.

27th

Took charge of all the upper standards

30th

Several scholars came back to school who have been away for some time.

Dec 1885

 

3rd

The school room used as a polling station. (Parliamentary election)

11th

The assistant master still away.

18th

Have taken all the upper standards together this week as the assistant is away still.

21st

The registers were examined and found correct.

22nd

The attendance very poor this week only 83 present in the morning.

24th

Broke up school for the Christmas holidays.

1886

 

Jan 4th 1886

Commenced school with 128 present, a good number of children still absent owing to sickness. The assistant master absent still.

6th

Visited by Mr. Knight. Closed school for two days.

11th

Mr. A. Colson came to assist for a time, owing to Mr. Browning being still not well and so not able to return.

13th

Mr. Knight visited in the morning

14th

A good singing lesson in the afternoon.

18th

Took deposits for the Penny Bank

21st

Visited by Mr. Simpson, assistant inspector, in the afternoon. Pointed out to him that the time table was not signed – it was allowed to remain until the examination for Mr. Carrey to sign.

25th

The attendance somewhat better this week.

28th

Mr. Knight visited the school, took charge of Standard II as the upper division was very thin in attendance.

Feb 1886

 

1st

Divided the classes for singing into four divisions made up of Standard I, Standard II & III to form division 2, Standards IV division 3 and the upper standards division 4.

4th

Heavy fall of snow which affected the attendance

5th

Sent a list of irregular scholars to the attendance officer. The average attendance is somewhat higher this week.

8th

Visited by  Mr. Knight

9th

Had notice that the pupil teacher’s exam takes place on April 10th this year.

12th

Had a visitor from Birmingham today, who stayed some time and heard the children sing.

15th

More children present today that we have had for months past. Mr. Knight visited.

18th

Took charge of Standard II during the morning.

22nd

Several children returned after illness.

23rd

Sorry to hear of the death of one of our scholars Emma Cox from fever.

25th

Gave Miss Darnell in charge of the 1srt class while I took Standard II.

26th

Mr. Knight visited the school

27th

Mr. Wilkins paid a visit.

March 1886

 

1st

A heavy fall of snow which caused the attendance to be thin.

3rd

Visited by Mr. Knight. Took charge of Standard III. The children practiced a new song.

5th

Examined Standard II. They have improved in their arithmetic & spelling.

8th

Mr. Knight paid a visit and examined the registers.

10th

Attendance good considering the heavy fall of snow.

15th

Mr. Knight paid a visit.

18th

Not many deposits for the Penny Bank

20th

Gave Standard IV an examination. There is an improvement in the arithmetic and spelling.

22nd

A great number at school in the afternoon, the morning attendance not so good.

24th

The repetitions were said very well today. A good singing lesson in the afternoon.

26th

A.Colson finished duty today as C. Browning is coming back on Monday.

29th

C. Browning resumes his duties as assistant master today.

30th

John Willmott away with scarlet fever – sent the rest of the family home.

31st

Took charge of Standard II in the morning. The usual singing lesson.

April 1886

 

2nd

The papers in the 1st class show an improvement in the arithmetic and spelling. Sent a list of irregular scholars to the attendance officer.

5th

Visited by Mr. Wilkins. Gave the 1st class a lesson in the cause of day and night.

7th

Spoke to the school about stone throwing. Threatened to punish any one found throwing stones.

9th

Several came in late – tried to impress upon the children the importance of punctuality.

12th

Chastised Fred Linnitt for being late as I found from his father that he ought not to have been late.

14th

Took Standards IV,V & VI together for singing.

15th

Took charge of Standard II in the morning and Standard III in the afternoon.

19th

Mr. Wilkins visited the school

22nd

Broke up for the Easter holidays.

May 1886

 

3rd

Most of the children have returned – a very full school.

6th

Received notice of the annual examination to take place on May 26th &  27th.

8th

Examined Standard IV, they did better in Arithmetic and Writing. Gave some time to questioning in geography and grammar.

10th

Mr. Knight visited the school.

12th

The usual singing lesson

13th

Very wet -  the attendance poor in consequence.

14th

Gave Standard II an examination. Took a little extra time for singing in the afternoon.

17th

The weather very rough and stormy. A good full school not withstanding.

21st

The average attendance for the week is 165 – very good considering the wet days during the week. Absent from school this week through illness. Mrs. Wood came into my school as (P.T.) E. Margetts was away as well on account of sickness.

26th

The annual examination took place today by W.E. Currey H.M. I. and Mr. Simpson. There were 204 present.

27th

The examination continued. Closed the school in the afternoon.

28th

Being the day after the exam a number of the half timers were away, as they had been present during the whole day on Wednesday.

June 1886

 

4th

A good attendance during the week.

7th

Having received the duplicate schedules, the children were classified according to the results.

11th

The average attendance was very high this week.

14th

Admitted tow new scholars this morning.

17th

P.T. E. Margetts has returned to school – she has been away on account of sickness

18th

Several scholars left school this week.

21st

Mr. Wilkins paid a visit.

23rd

Re-admitted Amelia Maddock.

25th

The average attendance for the week was ……

28th

Admitted one scholar. The half time girls took needlework in the afternoon.

29th

I took Standard IV today.

July 1886

 

5th

Not many deposits in the Penny Bank today. So many children were going to the seaside by the Band of Hope trip to Harwich that it was thought advisable to close for the day.

6th

Very poor attendance, the children not home till 12 o’clock the previous night.

9th

Monday’s outing affected the attendance throughout the week.

12th

The Sunday School treat in connection with the Succouth Baptist Chapel took place in the afternoon. there were some away in consequence.

19th

Visited by Mr. Knight. There was a good full school today.

23rd

Sorry to hear that a scholar who has just left school has lost an eye by accident. (Walter Parker)

24th

Another boy met with a bad blow in the forehead.

26th

The treat in connection with the Old Baptist meeting Sunday School took place today. There was a half holiday in consequence.

27th

Very wet, but the attendance was very good notwithstanding.

30th

Broke up for the Summer holiday 4 weeks – commence again August 30th

Aug 1886

 

30th

Opened school with 151 present in the morning and 160 in the afternoon.

31st

155 present in the morning and 184 in the afternoon

Sept 1886

 

1st

Visited by Mr. Knight

3rd

Average attendance for the week was ………

6th

Admitted eight fresh scholars.

8th

Commenced teaching a new song by notes.

10th

Punished several boys for being late – loitering about to play.

13th

Mr. Knight visited the school

 

H.M. Report for year ending April 30th 1886

Mixed School

The first and second standards work sums by counting fingers. The elementary examination has been passed with fair success on the whole. English is not passable. The writing out of passages learnt is very bad. Geography is fairly good. Needlework good; order fair. The children are too talkative. The overcrowding of the Mixed school cannot be sanctioned by their Lordships. Your board will shortly receive a further communication on this subject.

M.A. Elstow and J. Jaques have passed fairly but Jaques should attend a History and Composition.

E.E> Margetts – Arithmetic, spelling, composition.

She should be informed that she is now qualified under article 50, but can only qualify herself under article 52 by passing satisfactorily the examination specified under article 46.

Walter Wood certified teacher of 1st class.

Collis Browning Ex. P.T.

F. Stanton Ex. P.T.

E.E. Margetts Ex. P.T.

James Heygate Clerk to the Board.

14th

Took some time in going through the recitations for the year.

17th

A good singing lesson and good attention to the modulator practice.

20th

Mr. Wilkins visited and took deposits or the Penny bank. Singing lesson in the morning. Admitted a new scholar.

24th

Broke up for feast week which is very late this year.

Oct 1886

 

4th

Opened school after the feast, pretty good attendance. Admitted several fresh scholars.

6th

Commenced a new song “Song for the Harvest”

8th

Gave the upper class in charge of the assistant master and took Standard IV myself

11th

Standard I all supplied with copy books. Admitted two scholars.

12th

Good full school today.

18th

Continued the practice of a new song. Admitted one scholar.

20th

Tonic-sol-fa practice.

22nd

Made a little alteration to the time allotted to needlework.

25th

Received a parcel of books.

26th

The registers were examined this morning and found correct.

Nov 1886

 

1st

Admitted one lad – sung the piece which had been learnt by note.

3rd

Took extra time over the geography lesson today

5th

A very wet day, this and a procession in costume from Higham was the cause of the poor attendance

8th

Heard of one case of fever. A board meeting in the evening.

11th

Mr. Fenn from the temperance league visited the school and gave the children a good address on the evils of intemperance. Mr. Claridge and the Rev. T.H. Tomkins accompanied him.

12th

The prize books were distributed today. Mr. Knight and Mr. Denton were present. Mr. Knight gave the children a short address to encourage them to persevere and to be industrious. Miss Bland & Miss Bull were also present. The children sang some of their songs. A list of prize takers with title of prize book is kept.

15th

Only a few deposits in the Penny Bank today.

17th

Took charge of Standard II

18th

Took Standard III today. Gave them an examination in Arithmetic and spelling.

19th

Supplied several with factory books.

22nd

Admitted two scholars

25th

Heard from Mr. Fenn who gave the children an address last week on temperance and offered to award prizes. There were some thirty essays sent to him giving account of his address. He expressed himself being very pleased at their endeavour and awarded four prizes.

Dec 1886

 

6th

The registers were examined and found to be correct.

13th

Two teachers absent this week. Misses Stanton and Darnell attending the Certification Examination.

14th

Took charge of Standards IV,V,& VI. The assistant master taught Standard III

16th

Gave Standard IV an examination. The arithmetic poor, spelling fair. Reading pretty good on the whole

17th

Needlework not taken this week

20th

Spoke to caretaker about having the fires lit earlier in the morning as the room are not by any way warm by the time school commences.

23rd

The attendance getting very thin. Examined Standard II. Some did well both in Arithmetic and spelling, others were very incorrect in their sums failing in their money and multiplication table.

24th

As the managers have decided to have the schools heated with hot water pipes and ventilated which will take 2 weeks to do, the holidays are to extend over the two weeks.


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