|11th||Commenced school after the holidays. A much better attendance. The Rev. P. Deedes visited and collected club money.|
|12th||Two children absent with Measles.|
|19th||Punished a child for disobedience.|
|21st||Three other children absent with Measles.|
|17th||School taken in the morning by M. Pearce. I was unable to attend through illness. The Rev. P. Deedes visited in the afternoon.|
|24th||Children attended school very well, although a very snowy day.|
|2nd||The Rev. P. Deedes, rev. and Mrs. Lewis Deedes, Mrs. Long and a lady visited in the afternoon and heard children sing.|
|9th||Several children kept at home to assist their mothers.|
|10th||A better attendance than yesterday.|
|17th||The Rev. P. Deedes attended and heard Class II repeat Tables.|
|14th||Mrs. Robt Smith and Master Reg: Smith visited in the morning.|
|28th||A good attendance.|
|30th||Several children absent because of Measles.|
|3rd||Owing to the prevalence of Measles in the village, the school was closed for a week.|
|10th||School re-opened but still a great number absent with Measles. The Rev. P. Deedes visited.|
|11th||A very small attendance.|
|14th||The Rev. P. Deedes, Mrs. R. Smith, and Miss Fuller visited. At 4.20 p.m. Mrs. Smith gave away hats frocks and capes to the children.|
|17th||A holiday. Whit Monday.|
|18th||A very small attendance owing to the Measles.|
|24th||The children attended better. Admitted two new scholars. The Rev. P. Deedes collected club money.|
|31st||Several children returned to school after being absent through Measles. The Rev. P. Deedes.|
|2nd||Children attended very well Several children in Class II kept in to work sums.|
|8th||Class II kept in to work sums.|
|9th||The Second Division kept in from play because of their inattention during the Natural History Lesson.|
|16th||The Rev. P. Deedes visited in the morning, and again in the afternoon and took the Fourth Class to their lessons for 1½ hrs. Mrs Freemantle also visited.|
Departure from Time Table. Five of the First Class Girls did Needlework from 2.7 p.m. to 4.10 p.m. instead of from 2.7 to 3.5 p.m.
|24th||Children of Standard III kept in to work sums.|
|1st||Several children kept in to work sums.|
|8th||School inspected by H.M. Inspector the Rev. C.J. Robinson.|
Mrs R. Smith, a lady, and the Rev. P. Deedes visited.
List of School Songs
I. for Girls.
1. “Ring, Ring the bell.
2. Canadian Boat-sing.
3. The Woodmouse.
4. Hark! I hear the hunter’s halloe
5. The flowers are blooming everywhere.
6. The Nightingale.
7. Sadly bend the Flowers.
8. Be kind.
9. Wind gentle evergreen.
10. The winter is over.
11. The first grief.
12. The Sea.
II. For Infants
1. Ring, Ring the bell.
2. The honey bee.
3. The slide.
4. The Cock sparrow.
5. Sadly bend the flowers.
6. The Pony.
|12th||Gave Class I a lesson on the Noun.|
Re-arranged the classes.
|13th||Mrs Smith visited in the afternoon, and gave two books to the two children who had attended most regularly during the preceding year.|
|14th||Owing to the rain several children were absent.|
|16th||A very small school in the afternoon owing to several children having gone wooding. The Rev. P. Deedes visited, also Mrs Smith and the Misses Smith.|
|26th||Summary of Inspector’s Report and Remarks|
“The Discipline is very good and the Instruction reflects credit upon the mistress.”
Principal Teacher – Martha Cordell. Certified Teacher of the 2nd Class.
Pupil Teacher of the 1st Year. Miriam Pearce.
Signed. Philip Deedes.
|27th||A holiday. Children went to School treat.|
|2nd||The Rev. P. Deedes collected club money.|
Emily Lambert taken for monitor in the place of Charlotte Chalkley who has gone to the Industrial School.
|3rd||E. Lambert kept class IV in very fair order.|
|9th||Two children were absent because their parents are not willing to pay 2d instead of 1d for school pence.|
|13th||The School closed for Harvest holidays.|
|20th||Commenced school after the holidays. The Rev. P. Deedes and Miss Dorrington visited. Admitted a new scholar.|
|23rd||Gave Standard IV a lesson on Reduction of Avoirdupoir Weight|
|24th||Two children absent all week on account of one of them having had Scarlet Fever in the holiday.|
|27th||More children present than there were last week.|
|6th||Several children kept in to learn Geography.|
|8th||The Rev. P. Deedes and Miss G. Deedes visited. The Rev. P. Deedes noticed the good attendance of children told them he hoped he should always find them all at school when he visited.|
|12th||A very fair attendance. I was absent from 3 p.m. as Mrs. Smith wished me to take my mother to the doctor. M. Pearce conducted the school.|
|20th||A holiday in the afternoon because of a circus being in Hertford.|
|22nd||Two children absent all the week acorning.|
|25th||The Rev. P. Deedes collected the club money. Ellen Craft taken permanently for monitor after a fortnights’ trial in the place of Emily Lambert who has gone to the Industrial School, Stapleford.|
|29th||The Rev. P. Deedes took Class I to Poetry.|
|11th||Some children unable to attend school because of the overflow of the river.|
|18th||Children had a holiday in the afternoon to spend their club money.|
|3rd||A small attendance owing to a snow storm.|
|6th||The Rev. P. Deedes visited. Children attended badly on account of the severity of the weather. Holiday in the afternoon.|
|10th||A holiday in the afternoon, because of a Choir Practice being held in the school.|
|23rd||Gave M. Pearce leave to return home in the afternoon instead of to-morrow.|
|24th||School closed in the morning for a fortnight’s holiday.|