|9th||Re-opened school. Several children absent through illness.|
|10th||Florence Perry in St. vi and R. Draper in St. IV still show great dullness in Arithmetic.|
|16th||Several children in Infants’ Class absent with whooping cough.|
|20th||Average attendance very low on account of the prevalence of Whooping-cough amongst the Infants.|
The Rev. L.H. Wright visited.
|30th||Sixteen children absent chiefly from illness.|
|10th||attendance very low amongst the Infants.|
|14th)||School closed on account of illness.|
|19th||School as usual. 24 children absent.|
|24th||Only two children present in the Class for Lower Infants.|
|2nd||In consequence of the prevalence of Whooping-cough & sore throats amongst the children, the|
Managers decided to close the School for one week.
|11th||Attendance slightly improved.|
|16th||Alice Jennings in Standard II having been absent through illness for two months, and also being|
very dull in learning, is very backward with her work, especially Reading and Spelling.
|23rd||Many children still away through illness. The Rev. H. L. Wright visited.|
|9th||Re-opened school. All children in Infants Class present except one. Several of the children have been|
absent from school for three months.
|17th||Children of St. I. worked their sums very accurately.|
|24th||The Rev. H.J. Lane examined the children in Religious Knowledge in the afternoon.|
|18th||Mrs Robert Smith, Miss Edith Smith & the Rev. J.C.M. Mansel-Playdell visited in the afternoon. Mrs Robert Smith gave a hat & dress to each girl in the school. The Rev. J.C.M. Mansel-Playdell spoke to two girls in Class II on their bad habit of absenting themselves from school one day in each week.|
|21st||Whit Monday. A holiday.|
|22nd||Whit Tuesday. A holiday.|
|23rd||School as usual. Attendance very good.|
|24th||Copy of Diocesan Inspector’s Report on the Religious Teaching.|
Divn I “The children have had as usual careful teaching. Illness in the school has somewhat interfered with the attendance. The answering in the Upper Standards was very good; the lower standards did not I think answer quite as well as usual as in other years.
“ II This division did well. The answering was good. Several children answered very well, and the Repetition of several was very good. The younger children have been kept away from school a good deal by illness and the severe winter.”
D. I. The Rev. H.J. Lane
|11th||Mr. Hayward H.M.I.’s Assistant visited the school at 9.40 A.M..|
|12th||The Annual Inspection was held from 9.40 to 1.40 – Examiner – Mr. Hayward H.M.I.A.|
Mrs. Robert Smith visited and stayed for two hours. The Rev. H.L. Wright was also present.
List of Lessons for Infants’ Class
1. Clouds – A river – Dew
2. Salt – A penny – Cotton & its manufacture. Coal.
3. Elephant – Ass – Reindeer – Salmon – Whale – Seal – Polar Bear – Brown bear
4. Sugar. Tea-plant – Coffee – Cocoa-nut-tree. Potato
Pieces for Recitation.
Standard I. The ill-natured ant
“ II. III. Tit for Tat.
The Indian’s noble revenge.
“ IV. V. VI. Selection from Shakespeare “Anthony’s Oration.”
|2nd||Classes I. and II. Had Map drawing and Dictation instead of Singing.|
|13th||1888 Summary of Inspection Report and Remarks|
This is a thoroughly efficient School. Order is excellent, and instruction good, except in the second standard, which is a very weak section of the school”.
Principal Teacher – Martha Ryle Certificated Teacher of the 1st Class
Signed on behalf of the School Managers
|2nd||A holiday. Children had their School-treat at Goldings.|
|16th||School closed for the Harvest holiday.|
|24th||Mrs Robert Smith visited, looked at several girls’ needlework, praised the girls for their good work.|
|24th||Re-opened school after five weeks holidays. Admitted three infants. Six children absent.|
|10th||Mrs Robert Smith visited, looked at several girls’ needlework, praised the girls for their good work.|
|22nd||Talked to Class I. about “Salt” and then gave it as the subject for their Composition Exercise.|
|23rd||The Managers propose that the children of St. iv. v. vi have three hours’ cooking lesson this morning.|
Children enjoyed their cooking lesson very much.
|25th||Mrs Robert Smith and Mrs Reginald Smith visited. Mrs Robert Smith praised the girls of Class I. for having obtained nine prizes at the East Herts. Exhibition of Plain Needlework.|
|29th||Miss Edith Smith visited.|
Subject for Class I’s Composition Exercise “Sugar.”
|30th|| Eleven girls in Standards iv. v. vi. had three hours’ lesson in Cookery this morning instead of the usual lessons.|
Miss Edith Smith visited.
|6th||Cookery Class was held this morning for St: iv. v. vi. from 9 to 12 instead of the usual lesson.|
Mrs R. Smith, Lady Blomfield and Miss Franks visited in the morning. Mrs R. Smith and Miss Franks visited in the afternoon to see the Needlework Demonstration Frame used.
|13th||A Cookery Class was held this morning for St: iv. v. vi. from 9 to 12. Mrs Robert Smith and Misses Smith visited.|
Selina Clark shows great dullness in her lessons, especially in Arithmetic .
Examined and called out registers and found them correct.
|20th||Three hours’ lesson in Cookery given this morning instead of the usual lessons to Class I.|
|27th||Cookery Class was held from 9 to 12 for children in St: iv. v. vi.|
|4th||Mrs R. Smith, Miss Gosselin & R. Smith Esq. visited to see the lessons in Cookery.|
|11th||Cookery Class held from 9 to 12 – Mrs Edmund Handbury, Mrs R. Smith, Canon, Mrs & Miss Wigram visited.|
|18th||The Misses Miller from St. Andrew’s School, Hertford, visited in order to see the working of the Cookery Class which was held from 9 to 12.|
|20th||School closed for the Christmas Holidays.|