|9th||Re-opened school. All children present.|
|10th||The Vicar visited & taught.|
“ “ The Vicar visited in the afternoon, accompanied by his brother Mr. Arthur Mayhew, H.M. Inspector of schools in Madras.
|22nd||Miss Inis Smith brought some pictures of Switzerland for the children to see.|
|1st||The District Nurse visited|
|16th||The afternoon Session commenced at 1.10.p.m. because of a Concert being held in the schoolroom.|
|24th||A Managers’ Meeting was held.|
|1st||The attendance of Infants has been small during the past week, owing to the prevalence of influenza amongst them.|
|15th||Children attended regularly all the week, & made good progress, except in Standard II. in which there are three children who are exceptionally dull & learn very slowly.|
|22nd||Miss Wightman, the Assistant, had leave of absence in the afternoon, to attend a Confirmation Service at All Saints’ Church Hertford, she being a candidate.|
|25th||The Vicar, the Rev. A. A. Mayhew, resigned his living to-day, & ceased to be a Manager & Correspondent of this school.|
|25th||The Rev. Basil J.M. Reay,1 Diocesan Inspector, examined children in Religious Knowledge from 2 p.m. to 3.30. All children present.|
Report of Religious Instruction.
“I was glad to find to day – after an interval of two years, that the religious knowledge had been maintained at a high standard – the result of good and relevant teaching.
Very good answering was received in both the Old and New Testament, the knowledge being full and accurate, which pointed to careful teaching. More definiteness is in Catechism although what had been explained to the children was very well known. The repetition was well said and the written work accurately done.
The Infants answered well on the whole, showing a good knowledge of their work, although the answering was not very general. In the Old & New Testament facts were known, but care should be taken to teach practical & moral lessons fro the narrative.
The Christian Festivals & Seasons were accurately known. The Repetition of the Catechism was well said, but that of the Scriptures was poor. The tone & the discipline through out the school was very good & relevant.” Signed Basil J.M. Reay,1 D.I.
|28th||A half-holiday was given in the afternoon for good attendance.|
|29th||School as usual. Perfect attendance was made by all the children during the past week.|
|1st||The School Attendance Officer visited.|
|4th||School closed after the Morning Session for the Easter Holidays.|
|16th||Re-opened school. Admitted two children. All children present. The School Attendance Officer visited.|
|19th||All children on the books made perfect attendance during the past week.22nd|
|22nd||Mr. Coles, Attendance Officer visited in the morning.|
|24th||Mr. Sambels,2 Chief Attendance Officer, visited & explained why the Cookery Class could not be held this year. (Room not available)|
|26th||The children again made perfect attendance during the past week.|
|29th||The school attendance visited.|
|30th||Children still attending regularly.|
|3rd||Perfect attendance was made during the past week.|
|6th||The School Attendance Officer visited. All children present.|
|10th||All children present at every meeting during the week.|
|13th||The School Attendance Officer visited.|
|14th||The District Nurse paid an official visit to the school, and praised the cleanliness of the children.|
|15th||All children present.|
|17th||One boy who has reached the age of fourteen left to-day to go to work in a garden.|
|20th||The School Attendance Officer visited.|
Miss Nightman, the Assistant, was unable to attend school through illness.
|21st||Miss Nightman returned to-day.|
|22nd||Visit of J. Marsh, Esq. H.M. Sub-Inspector from 9.10 to 12.20 p.m.|
|24th||Children made perfect attendance during the week. School closed for one week’s holiday.|
|3rd||During the holidays three of the school-room windows have undergone alterations. The south window has been enlarged, & large panes of glass have been put in that & the two east windows in place of the former diamond panes.|
Re-opened school. One boy absent through illness.
|5th||The School Attendance Officer visited.|
|7th||All the children attended well, with the exception of two children who were ill.|
|10th||The School Attendance Officer visited in the morning. All children present.|
|14th||Children made perfect attendance during the week.|
|17th||The School Attendance Officer visited.|
|18th||One child absent through illness.|
|21st||All children made perfect attendance during the past week, with the exception of one boy who was ill.|
|24th||All children present.|
|26th||The School Attendance Officer visited.|
|27th||A nurse visited the school & examined children in Infants’ Class, & spoke well of the cleanliness of the children.|
|28th||Perfect attendance was made by all the children during the past week, except by one child who went to London with her mother.|
|29th||A Managers’ Meeting was held at which the new Vicar, the Rev. Humphrey Richard Humphreys was appointed Manager & Correspondent of this School.|
|1st||All children present.|
|2nd||The Vicar visited from 9.10 to 9.45 a.m. & took the Upper Division to their Holy Scripture Lesson.|
|3rd||The School Attendance Officer visited in the morning.|
In the afternoon, Dr. Dunn, Medical Officer of Health visited & inspected eight children.
|5th||Perfect attendance was made by all the children during the past week. Miss Nightman absent.|
|9th||The Vicar visited & taught.|
|10th||The School Attendance Officer visited.|
|11th||The Assistant, Miss Nightman, was absent all day, on account of her mother’s illness.|
|12th||The Vicar visited & taught. Miss Nightman was absent in the morning, but present in the afternoon.|
Checked the registers & found them correct. HR. Humphreys.
|15th||All children present.|
|16th||The Vicar visited & taught.|
|18th||A half-holiday was given in the afternoon for good attendance during the preceding months.|
|19th||The Vicar visited in the morning & taught. The Attendance Officer visited.|
|23rd||The Vicar visited & taught.|
|24th||The Attendance Officer visited.|
|26th||The Vicar visited & taught.|
A half-holiday given in the afternoon for the Annual School-treat at Goldings.
All children present during the past week.
|29th||A holiday. Some of the boys went for the Choir trip to Whitstable & Margate.|
The Attendance Officer visited.
|30th||School as usual. All children present. The Vicar visited.|
|2nd||The school closed after the morning session for the holiday.|
Scheme for Instruction during
the Year ending July 31st 1913
Subjects Lower Division | Upper Division
Arithmetic Scheme B. | Scheme B
Reading As many books as | Selections from Geog: & Historical
‘ possible (General & | Readers.
‘ continuous reading) | One or two books (general)
‘ | as many continuous readers
‘ | as possible.
‘ | A separate book for each
‘ | child.
Recitation. St. 3. 2 | Selection from Shakespeare’s
‘ The Idle Shepherd | “Henry viii”
‘ boys. (Wordsworth) | The Spanish Armada.
‘ | (Macaulay)
‘ Gelert. (Spencer) | “Henry V.”
‘ St. I. The Frog. |
Geography Some knowledge of this | Canada, Australia
‘ count & of England |& South Africa
‘ & Wales |
History Stories from Early | The Tudor Period
‘ English History. |
Elementary Thirty Lessons. | Subjects for
Science (Separate List.) | Composition.
‘ & |
Writing Abstracts of oral & reading | Description of local
‘ & lessons. | places, events, work
Composition Descriptions of local places | done at home & on the
‘ events. | farm.
‘ Composition of visible | Letter writing.
‘ objects. Dictation. Copies. | Other subjects for
‘ St I | composition.
‘ Transcription from | nature study. Element
‘ memory. | -ary hygiene.
‘ Composition of visible | History & Geography
‘ objects. . |
‘ Dictation. Copy books. |
Map- St. 3. Map of England | Maps of Canada, Australia
Drawing. & Wales. | & South Africa
‘ (St. 2 Plans of |
‘ school-room & play- |
‘ ground. also one of |
‘ village road, river, &c. |
Observation Thirty lessons |
Lessons & |
Nature Study |
|10th||Re-opened school. All children present except one who is not well.|
The attendance officer visited.
During the holidays several repairs to the school buildings have been done. The floor of the class_room has been repaired, the gallery has been taken away & movable desks substituted. A new cupboard has been put for the supply of water, & the former sink taken away. Several new boards have been placed on the north wall of the school_room , and the plaster in the porch has been mended. The offices have been cleaned, & the walls lime_washed. The roof of the class_room has been repaired, and new air_holes placed in the walls outside.
|12th||The vicar visited.|
|13th||The children attended well all the week with the exception of one child who has “ringworm”.|
|17th||The School attendance Officer visited.|
|19th||The District nurse visited the school.|
|23rd||The Attendance officer visited. Two children away with “Ringworm”.|
|24th||The Vicar visited & taught.|
|26th||The Vicar visited.|
|27th||Attendance not as good as usual, owing to illness.|
|1st||The Vicar visited & taught.|
The District nurse visited.
|3rd||The Attendance Officer visited.|
|4th||Attendance not good owing to illness.|
Two children removed from school, in order to accompany their parents to N. Australia where they are going to live.
|7th||The School Attendance Officer visited.|
|8th||The Vicar visited & taught.|
|9th||The Vicar visited.|
|11th||The Vicar visited & taught.|
|14th||The Attendance Officer visited. All children, on the books, present in the morning.|
|15th||The Vicar visited in the morning & taught, he also visited in the afternoon.|
|17th||I had leave of absence in the afternoon for one hour to attend a funeral.|
|18||Checked registers & found them correct . H.R. Humphreys .|
|21st||The Attendance Officer visited in the morning.|
Dr. Dunn, Medical Officer of Health, & a nurse visited at 2 p.m. and examined one child.
|23rd||Some of the younger children were taken at 2 p.m. to the top of the hill on the east side of the village & given a lesson on the surrounding country.|
|25th||Attendance very good, with the exception of one child who is away through illness.|
|30th||The Attendance Officer visited.|
One boy kept away from school, because he has “Ringworm.”
|31st||Several children away through illness.|
|1st||This afternoon I took the children of Classes I & II for a walk.|
|4th||The Attendance Officer visited.|
|5th||The Vicar visited & taught.|
|8th||The Vicar visited & taught. Several children were absent all the week trough illness. A half-holiday was given in the afternoon for good attendance.|
|11th||School as usual. Three children absent through illness.|
|12th||The Vicar visited & taught.|
|14th||The Attendance Officer visited.|
|15th||The Vicar visited in the morning.|
|18th||All children present except two Infants under five years of age. The Attendance Officer visited.|
|19th||The Vicar visited & taught.|
|21st||The Vicar & a lady visited in the afternoon.|
|22nd||The Vicar visited & taught. The afternoon session commenced at 1.30 p.m. instead of at 2 o’clock, because the room was required at the end of the afternoon to be prepared for a Magic Lantern Lecture to be givne by the Vicar to the children & their parents.|
|25th||The Attendance Officer visited.|
|26th||The Vicar visited & taught.|
|27th||The Vicar visited.|
|28th||The District Nurse visited.|
|29th||The Vicar visited & taught Division I.|
|3rd||The Vicar visited & taught.|
|5th||The Attendance Officer visited.|
|6th||The Vicar visited & taught.|
Attendance slightly lower during this week owing to colds amongst the infants.
|10th||The Vicar visited & taught.|
|12th||The Attendance Officer visited.|
Miss Nightman was away from school to-day in order to attend an Examination.
|13th||Miss G. Nightman was again absent.|
|17th||The Vicar visited & taught.|
|18th||The Attendance Officer visited.|
|19th||The school was closed at the end of the morning Session for the Christmas Holidays.|
|23rd||The Hon. Mrs. Reginald A. Smith entertained all the children to a Christmas Tree in the school_room, & distributed the watches & prizes gained for good attendance.|
Prize List for Attendance for
Year ending July 31st 1912.
Winners of watches for five yrs’ perfect attendance
Elizabeth Bygrave. (Seven years’ perfect attendance)
Older scholars who did not miss more than 10 times., & Infants who did not miss more than 15 times during the School year.
Stanley Draper missed 1.
Wilfred Farnham ” 2.
Florrie French. ” 3.
Evelyn Sharpe. ” 3.
Rose French ” 3.
Grace Jennings. ” 4.
Hilda Wrangles. ” 5.
John Nash. ” 6.
Gertrude Wrangles. ” 7.
Robert Hart ” 8.
Emma French ” 9.
Marjory Sharpe. missed 10 times.
Elizabeth C. Bailey.
Edward Wrangles. ” 9 “
Gertrude Hills ” 13 “
Ruth Dean. ” 14 “
Violet French ” 15 “
Arthur French ” 15 “
The Hon. Mrs. R.A. Smith presented Elizabeth Bygrave with a watch chain, and gave an extra prize of a shilling to each child who had not missed once during the year.
1 Rev. Basil John Mason Reay (1872 – 1948)
2 John Philip Sambels was born in the third quarter of 1847 in Plymouth. He was originally a wheelwright and by 1891 he was living in Letty Green. by 1901 he was the Organising Secretary for Technical Instruction (HCC) and in 1911 he described himself as Assistant Education Officer. (HCC.) His wife Mary Ann died in the first quarter 1918 at the age of 69. They had been married for 46 years or so and had no children.