|12th||Re-opened school. Two children who are 14 years of age left school to go to work.|
|13th||The Hon. Mrs. R.A. Smith & Mrs. Reginald Smith visited this morning.|
The Afternoon Session commenced at 1 o’clock in order that the children could attend the Service held in the church at 3.30. when the Lord Bishop of St. Albans instituted the Rev. A. A. Mayhew as the Vicar of this Parish.
|26th||The Vicar visited and took the Upper Division to their lesson in Religious Instruction.|
|8th||The Vicar visited and brought his brother A. Mayhew, Esq. Government Inspector of Schools in the Presidency of Madras, to see the school. Mrs. Arthur Mayhew also visited.|
|12th||The per centage of attendance this week was only 91.7. owing to two children of Class I being absent on account of the illness of their mother & grandmother.|
|16th||The Vicar visited & taught Division I.|
|24th||The Vicar visited and taught.|
|5th||The Vicar visited and taught.|
Two children absent with chicken-pox, and three others absent through illness. The rest of the children have attended well, with the exception of three infants who stayed away owing to the deep snow.
|22nd||The Vicar visited both in the morning & afternoon. One boy, who left school a fortnight ago to assist at home, returned to school this afternoon, & wishes to attend half-time.|
|31st||The Vicar visited. Dr. Dunn, Medical Officer of Health, visited from 3 to 4 p.m. & examined the children who were born in 1902. Five children were examined, & one girl of 7 had her eyesight tested.|
|1st||J. Marsh, Esq. H.M. Sub. Inspector, visited.|
|7th||School closed in the afternoon for the Easter Holidays.|
Copy of Report made by H.M.I. E. N. Wix, Esq.
after Visit of 1st April 1909.
Mixed and Infants School.
The discipline and tone are most praiseworthy, and the efficiency of the School is very satisfactory. The Written Exercises are good especially in the Upper Division, Singing, Needlework and Drawing are well taught and the children show intelligent interest and creditable knowledge in the Oral Lessons, though there is some want of free confident and distinct expression. The Written Composition of the younger children should as a rule be on visible objects.
In the Infants’ Division there is a want of brightness and of skill in class teaching, and the youngest children are not always sufficiently and suitably employed, but the order is good, and the diligent teaching produces fairly satisfactory results.
Premises &c. The defects in the premises reported last year have received attention.”
Staff. Martha Ryle, Trained certified teacher of 1st Class.
Assistant. Ethel Burgess – Monitor
Signed Arnold Mayhew
|19th||Re-opened school. The Vicar visited.|
|23rd||Attendance good all the week, with the exception of that of two children who are over 14 years of age.|
|26th||The Rev. A.R. Buckland , Diocesan Inspector visited & examined the children in Religious Knowledge. The Vicar attended.|
|30th||All children made perfect attendance, except two children who are over fourteen years of age, and who only attend four half-days each week.|
|10th||H.M. Inspector, E. N. Wix, Esq. visited from 8.55 to 9.15 a.m.|
|11th||The Vicar visited & taught.|
Copy of Report of Religious Instruction.
No. present 35.
The Inspector produced results very similar to those of last year, the children shewing to considerable advantage & making a thoroughly good return for earnest & able teaching.. Knowledge of all subjects was very good.
The youngest children were also a nice little class doing credit to their teacher.
Old & New Testament )
Catechism. Prayer Bk. ) V. G. G.
Repetition V. G. V. G.
May 12.09 (signed) Arthur R. Buckland.
|24th||Empire Day. The Vicar attended at 9 o’clock & after Prayers the children marched into the play- ground, & after the Union Jack had been hoisted, the Vicar spoke to the children about why we keep Empire Day. Then the National Anthem was sung, & the children saluted the flag. The rest of the morning Session was spent in lessons suitable for the day.|
In the afternoon a half-holiday was given & by the kind invitation of the Hon. Mrs. Reginald A. Smith the children went to Goldings & had tea & games.
|31st||Whit-Monday – a holiday.|
|16th||A holiday. The Vicar took the boys who belong to the Church Choir to Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, and to the White City.|
|17th||School as usual. The Vicar visited & taught. For composition the boys wrote letters describing their visit to London. George French received a small prize for the best letter.|
Copy of Scheme for Instruction during
the Year ending May 31st 1910.
Subjects Lower Division | Upper Division
Arithmetic Scheme B. |Scheme B
Reading As many books as | One book (General reading)
‘ possible. | Two or more continuous
‘ | readers.
‘ | Selections from Histor-
‘ | ical Readers.
‘ | A separate book of
‘ | continuous reading for
‘ | each child in St. v, vi, vii
‘ | & as many other
‘ | books as possible.
Recitation. Alice Fell. (Wordsworth) | Burial of Sir John More.
‘ The May Queen (1st Pt.) | The Battle of the
‘ | Baltic.
‘ | Selections from Scott’s
‘ | Field of Waterloo.
‘ | The Pied Piper of
‘ | Hamlin.
Geography Terms – valley, island, | India, Canada,
‘ elevated land, parts | Australia.
‘ of a river &c. explained |
‘ & illustrated by places |
‘ in this neighbourhood. |
‘ Meaning of a map. |
‘ The chief industries |
‘ of England & the parts |
‘ where carried on. |
History Twelve stories of persons | The Hanoverian
‘ & events taken from | Period to 1820.
‘ the Hanoverian Period. |
Writing Copy Books. Transcription. | Dictation. Transcription
‘ & Dictation. | Copy Books.
Composition Composition chiefly | Abstract of Oral lessons
‘ on visible objects. | Description of local places
‘ | & events – work done
‘ | in the home, work
‘ | done in garden & on
‘ | farm.
‘ | composition:-
‘ | Elementary Hygiene
‘ | Writing on some local
‘ | natural objects .
‘ | Letter writing.
Observation Thirty Lessons. |
‘ Lessons (Separate List.) |
Map- Chief physical features | Sketch maps of India,
‘ Drawing. of Eng. & Wales. | Canada, & Australia.
‘ modelled in plasticine. | Chief mountain ranges,
‘ | rivers, divisions & towns.
Needlework Hemming, sewing, | Specimens showing
. felling. | gathering, setting-in,
‘ Folding & tacking | running and felling seam,
‘ hems & seams. | run & back stitch seam,
‘ Making garments. | darning, patching in
‘ Knitting purl & | calico and flannel.
‘ plain. | Gusset making.
‘ | Button-holing & sewing
‘ | on button.
‘ | Knitting toe of stocking
‘ | Each child to make a
‘ | garment & knit a sock.
List of Observation Lessons &c.
1. On animal, vegetable & mineral substances. √
2. A plant & stone compared. √
3. Parts of a plant & their uses. √
4. A flower- its parts. √
5. Arrangement of flowers on stem or branch.
6. The rose family & fruits. √
7. Climbing plants. √.
8. Buds. √
9. Autumn wild fruits. √
10. Solids. Porous solids. Solids that dissolve. √
11. The sun.
12. Cotton. √
13. Silk – silkworm. √
14. Sugar – cane. √
15. Tea. √
16. Grapes. Raisins. Currants.
19. Milk. √
20. Water. √
21. Air & water compared. √
22. How cleanliness helps to keep us in good health. v
23. Cleanliness of the teeth, hair, nails &c. √
24. The importance of fresh air. √
25. Good & bad habits. √
26. The importance of having fixed duties, & of
the regular performance of the same.
27. Eating & drinking.
28. Thrift. √
29. On sunshine & sleep.
30. On clothing most suitable to our climate
|29th||School closed in the afternoon for the Holidays.|
|7th||Re-opened school after the holidays.|
The Vicar visited. In the afternoon a half-holiday was given because the Annual School-treat was held at Goldings.
|17th||The Vicar visited.|
Attendance good all the week, except that of two children who have gone to Margate with their mother.
|8th||The Rev. J.C.M. Mansell-Pleydell and Mr. Reginald Smith visited in the afternoon.|
|9th||The Vicar visited & taught.|
G.R. Purdie, Esq. H.M. Sub-Inspector visited from 9.10 to 12 & again for ten minutes in the afternoon.
|26th||Miss Burgess was absent to-day because of the serious illness of her father.|
|29th||Miss Burgess has leave of absence from the Managers for three days, on account of the death of her father.|
|2nd||Miss Burgess returned to school.|
|3rd||One of the boys of the Infants’ Class, having been knocked down by a bicycle last evening, was too ill to attend school.|
The afternoon session commenced at 1 o’clock and closed at 3.10, as a Concert was being held in the evening.
|6th||The Infant boy still absent.|
|21st||The children of the Upper Division worked a paper on the Geography of Australia this morning instead of their usual lessons.|
The Vicar attended.
|22nd||The school closed in the afternoon for the Christmas Holidays.|
|23rd||The Hon. Mrs. R.A. Smith invited the children & others to a Christmas –tree in the evening, & presented the prizes for good attendance during the Year ending May 31st/09.|
Winners of watches for five years’ perfect attendance
1. Dora Farnham.
2. Bertie Potterill.
Winners of Book Prizes for Perfect Attendance during the past year.
1. Winifred Ashwood.
2. Dorothy Bygrave.
3. Elizabeth Bygrave.
4. Winifred Bygrave.
5. Elsie Farnham.
6. Evelyn Sharpe .
7. William Clapham.
8. Aubrey Farnham.
Names of children who received prizes for not having missed more than 10 times.
1. Elsie Wells (missed 1)
2. Lily Rule “ 4
3. Gertrude Wrangles (missed 10)
4. John Nash. “ 1
5. George French “ 2.
6. Frank Rule “ 5.
7. Harryb Wells. “ 8 .
8. Grace Jennings “ 5 .
9. Hilda Wrangles “ 5.