WATERFORD CHURCH OF ENGLAND (MIXED) SCHOOL, 1913

Geoff Cordingley

Waterford School behind the War Memorial
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

January, 1913

7thRe-opened School.  All children on the books present.
9thThe Attendance Officer visited.
10thAll the children attended quite regularly during the week, but one boy lost his mark through coming late in the afternoon.
13thThe Vicar visited in the afternoon.
14thThe Vicar visited & taught.
15thThe School Attendance Officer visited.
17thThe Vicar visited & taught.

One child absent for four days with a bad cold – all other children attended regularly.

21stThe Vicar visited & taught.
23rdThe School Attendance Offcier visited.
24thThe Vicar & a lady visited in the afternoon.
28The Vicar visited & taught.
30The Vicar visited & taught.

The School Attendance Officer visited.

31A half-holiday was given in the afternoon because of a concert being held in the school-room in the evening.

February, 1913

3rdThe School Attendance Officer visited.
4Checked Registers and found them correct.  H.R. Humphreys. /
7thThe Vicar visited & taught.
10thThe School Attendance Officer visited.
11thThe Vicar visited & taught.
13thDr. Dunn, Medical Officer & a nurse visited at 2 o’clock & examined seven children.
14thThe Vicar visited in the morning & afternoon.
17thA holiday was given on the occasion of Mr. Reginald Abel Smith’s marriage, & also for good attendance during the preceding month.
18thThe Vicar visited & taught.
21stThe Vicar visited & taught.
22ndA Manager’s Meeting was held in the school-room at 4 o’clock.
24thThe Attendance Officer visited.
25thThe Vicar visited & taught.
27thThe Assistant-teacher Miss G. Nightman was absent through illness.
28thThe Vicar visited & taught.  Miss Nightman absent again.

March, 1913

3rdMiss G. Nightman absent through illness.
4thThe Vicar visited & taught.

Miss Nightman still away.

5thMiss Nightman returned to school.
6thThe Attendance Officer visited.
7thThe Vicar visited & taught.

The Attendance of children reduced by illness

10thTo-day eleven children were absent through illness.
11thSeveral children still absent.  The district nurse attended & took names of children who were ill.
11thIn the afternoon the school was visited by H. M. Sub-Inspector, J. Marsh, Esq.

The Vicar visited.

14thThe Vicar visited & taught.
17thAttendance much improved, but still a few children absent through illness.
18thThe Vicar visited & taught.
19thThe school closed in the afternoon for the Easter holidays.

April, 1913

1stRe-opened school.  All children on the books present.  The Vicar visited in the afternoon.
4thThe attendance was perfect during the past week.
  “The Vicar visited.
8thThe Vicar visited & taught.
9thThe Attendance Officer visited.
11thThe Vicar visited & taught.  Attendance very good all the week.
14thThe Diocesan Inspector, the Rev. Basil J.M. Reay visited from 2.30 to 3.45 & examined the children in Religious Knowledge.  The Vicar was present.  All the chilren attended.
15thAll children present.  The Vicar visited.
17thThe School Attendance Officer visited.
18thThe Vicar visited & taught.
21stAll children present.
22ndThe Vicar visited & taught.
23rdThe School Attendance Officer visited.
25thThe Vicar visited & taught.  Attendance very good all the week.
29thThe Attendance Officer visited.

May, 1913

 1stThe afternoon lesson began at 1.30 at the request of the girls who visited “Maying. “
2nd The Vicar visited in the morning.
5thAll children present.
6thThe Attendance Officer visited.
7thThe Vicar visited in the afternoon.
9thE. N. Nix, Esq. His Majesty’s Inspector , visited the school at 9 a.m.

The Vicar visited in the afternoon.

School closed in the afternoon for Whitsun Holidays.

 14th Re-opened school.  All children present.
16thThe Vicar visited. – also the Attendance Officer.

Children made perfect attendance during the week.

19th The Attendance Officer visited.
20thThe Vicar visited.
22nd Twenty of the elder children were taken to the Missionary Exhibition at Ware in the morning, & in the afternoon there was a half-holiday in honour of Empire Day.
25thThe School Attendance Officer visited.

The Vicar visited.  Two children were sent home because of “ringworm.”

26th The Vicar visited & taught.
30thThe Vicar visited & taught.

June, 1913

2ndThe Attendance Officer visited.
3rdChecked the Registers & found them correct  .    H.R. Humphreys.
6th The Vicar visited & taught.

One boy absent all the week on account of an accident to his hand, & two other children away with ringworm.

9thThe Attendance Officer visited.  All children present except one boy.
11thThe District Nurse visited & inspected all the children.
12thA half-holiday given in the afternoon for good attendance during the preceding month.
13th The Vicar visited & taught from 9.15 to 9.45.
16thAll children present.
17th The Vicar visited & taught.
19thThe School Attendance Officer visited.
20th The Vicar visited & taught.
23rdThe school attendance officer visited in the morning, & the Vicar and the Rev.      in the afternoon.
24th The Vicar visited & taught.
27th The Vicar visited & taught.
30th The Vicar visited.

July, 1913

1stDr. Dunn visited.
2nd The Vicar visited.
3rdThe Attendance Officer visited.
4thAll the children made perfect attendances during the past week.
7th The Vicar visited both in the morning and the afternoon.  The attendance Officer also visited.
8th The Vicar visited & taught.
9thA holiday.  The Hon. Mrs. R.A. Smith kindly invited twenty-four of the scholars & the teachers to spend the day at the Zoological Gardens, London.  The Vicar & Mrs. Humphreys accompanied the party, & Mrs. R.A. Smith, Miss Iris Smith & Viscount Knutsford were present part of the time & helped all to thoroughy enjoy themselves.
10thSchool as usual.  All children present.
11th The Vicar visited & taught.  Perfect attendance was made by all the scholars during the week.
14thThe Attendance Officer visited in the morning.

Dr. Dunn, medical Officer of Health, visited in the afternoon & examined six children.

17thOne infant absent through illness.
18th The Vicar visited & taught.
21stThe Attendance Officer visited.
22nd The Vicar visited & taught in the morning & again visited in the afternoon.

The District nurse visited.

25th The Vicar visited & taught.

All the children made perfect attendance during the past week.

29th The Vicar visited & taught in the morning.

In the afternoon the children had their annual treat at Goldings.

30thThe Drawing Inspector visited from 9.10 to 11.30.

The school closed in the afternoon for the Harvest Holidays.

Scheme for Instruction during

the Year ending July 31st 1914

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Subjects                       Lower Division                         |           Upper Division

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Reading.       As many books as                                  | Selections from Historical

‘                       possible (general & continuous         |& Geographical Readers.

‘                       readers.)                                                     |One or two books (general)

‘                                                                                              |Some continuous readers.

‘                                                                                               |A separate reader for

‘                                                                                               |each child.

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History          Stories form Modern                               |The Stuart Period,

‘                        English History (1485 to                          |& part of the Hanoverian

‘                        the Present Time.)                                     |Period.

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Geography       Knowledge of the neigh-                     | Europe

‘                             bourhood & of this county                |

‘                            Some knowledge of                               |

‘                            England & Wales                                     |

 

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Recitation        St. 3. 2.  1. Alice Fell. (Wordsworth.)  |Selections (Browning,

‘                           Excelsior.      (Longfellow)                       |Byron, Longfellow, Lyall,

‘                                                                                                   |Keats, Wordsworth.

‘                           St. 1.  1. The little mushroom girl.       |

‘                                        2. Somebody’s Mother.             |

‘                                        3. We are Seven.                           |

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Writing              St. 3.  Abstracts of oral                            |Letter writing.

‘      &                  lessons.  Descriptions of                         |Descriptions of local places

‘Composition local places & events.                               |& events, & natural objects.

‘                           Composition on visible                            | Work done in home,

‘                           objects.                                                          |garden & farm.

‘                           (St. 1. 2.)  On visible                                    |Elementary hygiene.

.                           objects (chiefly.)                                          |Abstracts of lessons  in

‘                                                                                                     |History & Geogrphy

‘                           Dictation.  Transcription.                          |Transcriptions from memory.

‘                           Copy books.                                                  |Dictation.  Copy books.

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Arithmetic       Scheme B.                                                       |   Scheme B

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Map. drawing. St. 3. A map of England                             |Maps of Europe. and of

‘                            Wales.                                                              |parts of it.

‘                           St. 2. Plans of school-                                  |

‘                           room & playground.                                    |

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Observation   Lessons in Nature study                            |

lessons.            hygiene, familiar                                            |

‘                           objects.                                                             |

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August, 1913

September, 1913

9thRe-opened school after Holidays.  All children on the books present.
10thThe School Attendance Officer visited.
12thThe Vicar visited in the afternoon.
15thThe school Attendance Officer visited.
16thThe Vicar visited & taught.
19thThe Vicar visited & taught.  The children made perfect attendances during the week.
22ndThe School Attendance Officer visited.
23rdThe Vicar visited.
26thThe Vicar visited & taught.
29thThe School Attendance Officer visited.
30thChecked the Registers & found them correct.  H.R. Humphreys.

October, 1913

3rdThe Vicar visited & taught.
6thThe School Attendance Officer visited.
8thDr. Dunn, Medical Officer of Health visited in the afternoon.
13thThe School Attendance Officer visited.
15thDr. Dunn, Medical Officer of Health visited.

The Hon. Mrs. R.A. Smith visited.

17thAll children present at school throughout the week.
21stThe Vicar visited & taught.
22ndThe Vicar visited in the afternoon.
24thThe Vicar visited & taught.
27thThe Vicar visited in the afternoon.
28thThe Vicar visited in the morning & afternoon.
31stThe Vicar visited & taught.

Children attended quite regularly during the week.

November, 1913

3rdOne child under five years of age absent with bad cold.
4thThe Vicar visited & taught.
6thAll children present.
7thThe Vicar visited & taught.
10thThe Vicar visited, & Mrs. Humphreys.
11thThe Vicar visited & taught.
13thA holiday – given for good attendance durign the prededing months.
14thSchool as usual.  The afternoon session began at 1.15 instead of 2 o’clock, because of the room being required.
17thMr. M. Peet, School Attendance Officer visited.
18thThe Vicar visited & taught.

The School Attendance Officer again visited.

21stThe Vicar visited.
25thThe Vicar visited & taught.

The Attendance Officer visited.

28thThe Vicar visited & taught.

December, 1913

2Checked the Registers and found them correct.   H.R. Humphret=ys
3rdThe Vicar visited in the afternoon.
5The Vicar visited & taught.

The children made perfect attendances during the week.

10thThe Vicar visited in the afternoon.

The Attendance Officer visited.

12thThe Vicar visited & taught.
15thThe Attendance Officer visited.
17thThe girls, instead of doing their ordinary lessons had an examination in needlework, & competed for two prizes offered by Mrs. Humphreys.
19thThe school was closed at the end of morning session for the Christmas Holidays.
24thAll the children were kindly entertained in the evening in the schoolroom by the Hon. Mrs. Reginald Abel Smith, & given a Tree & many presents.

Prize List for Attendance during the

Year ending July 31st 1913.

Children who made perfect attendance.

Winifred Bygrave (Six years perfect attendance.)

Elsie Farnham.

Rose French.

Ruth Dean.

 

Children who did [not] miss more than 10 times.

Robert Hart.

Lillian French.

Florrie French.

Daisy French.

Alice Nash.

Robert Wrangles.

Gertrude Wrangles.

Infants who made perfect attendance.

Alfred Hart.

Violet French.

Infants who did not miss more than 15 times.

Gertrude Hills.

Iris French.

Arthur French.

William Nash.

 

The Hon. Mrs. R.A. Smith distributed the prizes at the Christmas Tree & gave an extra prize of one shilling to each child who made perfect attendances, and sixpence to each child who had only missed once.  She also gave a silver watch chain to Winifred Bygrave for having completed the sixth year of perfect attendances.    Mrs. Humphreys gave two prizes for needlework.

 

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