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AmblesideOnline * Form I (roughly grades 1-3)

     IB (age 6), 1 year, roughly grade 1
     IA (age 7-9), 2 years, roughly grade 2 and 3
     Form II (roughly grades 4-6)
     IIB (age 9), 1 year, roughly grade 4
     IIA (age 10-12), 2 years, roughly grade 5 and 6
     Form III and IV (roughly grades 7-9)
     Form V and VI (roughly grades 10-12)
     See also Discussion of Page Counts from the HEO email list




Here is the quote from Volume 6 page 241 which is almost identical to the one on page 6.

"These read in a term from one thousand to between two and three thousand pages, according to age and class, in a large number of set books; the quantity set for each lesson allows of only a single reading."

I had been wondering if the 1000 page count applied to Form I or Form II and speculated in the chat that it probably applied to form II. Two brilliant women came up with the idea of using the appendix information from Vol. 3 starting on page 274 to reverse engineer some term total page counts. I have attempted to duplicate the numbers below. But first the fine print.

The only statement of term page assignments given in this section is that 40-50 pages are read in each book. This is stated for form I. I used this same range for the remaining forms since no other numbers were given. A number of books and subjects is given for Forms IA, IB, IIA, III and IV but the number of subjects is not consistently provided. The subjects for form III are listed and I provided my own count for them. The subjects for form IV are not delineated concretely. One comment I have is that the use of the A and B levels is clearly reversed from those used in our example PUS schedules. In those schedules the Math for B is year 1 and the Math for A is year 2, but in these the IA levels are the 6.5 year olds and IB levels are the 7-8 year olds.

From Vol. 3 starting on page 274. I assumed that the page counts stated in form IA held consistently. These page assignments are 40 to 50 pages per book per term. While I listed the subjects given, the page count totals are based on the number of books assigned per term.

Form IA: School Time 2.5 hours, age 6.5, 13 subjects, 16 books
Total Page counts 640-800 pages

Form IB: age 7-8, 15 Subjects, 23 books
Total page counts 920-1150

Form II: age 9-12, 3 hours, 21 Subjects, 25 books
Total page counts 1000-1250

Form III age 11-15, 3.5 hours, 27 Subjects (my count), 35 books
Total page counts 1400-1750

Form IV: (says that girls may stay in this form for 2-3 years before specializing), 40 books
Total Page counts 1600-2000

There is no information about forms V and VI in this section.

What is interesting is that the 2000 page count is only reached in Form IV, but that the 1000 page count for the end of Form I and beginning of Form II seems valid.

These counts also seem consistent with the class times given.

Leslie

If you examine the CM's writings which took place over about a 30 year period you will find considerable discrepancy in the description of the forms and the children's studies, but in Volume 6 (pages135-234) which describes the type of studies performed by the students of each form during the later years of CM's life, the forms are broken out as follows:

     IB (age 6), 1 year, roughly grade 1
     IA (age 7-9), 2 years, roughly grade 2 and 3
     IIB (age 9), 1 year, roughly grade 4
     IIA (age 10-12), 2 years, roughly grade 5 and 6
     III, IV (age 12-15), 3 years, roughly grades 7-9
     V, VI (age 15-18), 3 years, roughly grades 10-12

The section from pages 180-185 covering literature and the different forms is particularly useful. CM makes clear statements that 7 yo are promoted to Form IA, and students stay in form IIA until the age of 12. The first 2 forms are broken down into A and B levels where the B level is for the younger students and prepares for the work done at the A level. From this section, we find Form IA reading Pilgrim's Progress as with the AO year 2. We also see Plutarch studies starting with Form II.

The section from 195-209 contains compositions written by students. The students age and form are given with each sample. From these details one may conclude that while advancement to forms is somewhat dependent on age it is also dependent on ability. Therefore a 15 yo may be in form III.

I am sorry that my explanation is somewhat vague, but based on the most recent writings of CM, this is how it breaks up.

Leslie Smith

     Form I (roughly grades 1-3)
     Form II (roughly grades 4-6)
     Form III and IV (roughly grades 7-9)
     Fom V and VI (roughly grades 10-12)
     

Form I

Specimen Programme of a Term's Work.

Fall 1921

Teachers are earnestly advised not to take up P.U.S. work on these "Specimen" Programmes The success of the. P.U.S. depends upon following the current work and taking the current examinations, and to begin work in a set of old programmes would make this practically impossible.

THE PARENTS' UNION SCHOOL.
(Address: HOUSE OF EDUCATION, Ambleside.)

MOTTO: "I am, I can, I ought, I will."
(He shall) "pray for the children to prosper in good life and good literature."(Dean Colet).

FORM I. (A and B).

Bible Lessons.
In all cases the Bible text must be read and narrated first.
A and B The Bible for the Young, by Dr. Paterson Smyth (P.N.E.U. for Office, 1/6) each: (a) Exodus, Lessons, 1-7, (b) St. Matthew's Gospel, Lessons 1-7. Teacher to prepare beforehand: in teaching read the Bible passages ONCE and get the children to narrate; add such comments (see Paterson Smyth) as will bring the passages home to the children. Children might use Bible Atlas (S.P.C.K., 1/-). The Children's Book of Prayers, by S. B. Macy (Longman, 9d.).

Sunday reading (optional).
A When I was a Boy in Japan (Harrap 3/6). The Story of Stanley (Nelson, 2/-).
B Mrs. Gatty's Parables from Nature (Dent, 2/6), or, The Child's Book of Saints (Dent, 2/6), may be used.
A and B Sidelights on the Bible, by Mrs. Brightwen (R.T.S.,3/-).

Writing.
A A New Handwriting,* by M. M. Bridges, (P.N.E.U. Office, 5d. each card; instructions 6d.): card 1, lines 3 and 4; card 3, lines 3 and 4. Two letters to be mastered each lesson. Teacher study instructions. Transcribe from reading books, and write words and short sentences from dictation.
B A New Handwriting, card 3, lines 1 and 2; one letter to be mastered each lesson, teacher study instructions. To be able to write, or print, letters and words from dictation as well as from copy (see Home Education, page 234).
Beginners. Right-hand half of card 4 of The New Handwriting.

Tales.
A Pilgrim's Progress* (R.T.S., 9d., or, better 3/-), Part I., from the "Valley of Humiliation" to "the Pillar of' Salt." Tales of Troy and Greece* by Andrew Lang (Longmans, 5/-), pp. 92-141, or Lamb's Adventures of Ulysses* (Blackie, 1/-) pp. 76 -112.
B Three Fairy Tales. Andersen's Fairy Tales or Grimm's Fairy Tales (both, Milford, or Dent, 2/6), or, The Fairy Ring, Book VI. (Arnold, 6d.), may be used. Three fables, Æsop's Fables (Murray, 2/-). Kipling's Just So Stories (Macmillan, 6/-)

English History.
A Our Island Story,* by E. H. Marshall (Jack, 12/6), pp. 499-514 (1861-1920). The Story of Lord Roberts* (Jack, 2/-). Blacks History Pictures: The "Modern England" Period (2/6), may be used. Mrs. Frewen Lord's Tales from, St. Paul's* (Sampson Low, 1/6), pp. 41-75.
A and B Heroes and Heroic Deeds of the Great War*, by D. A. Mackenzie (Blackie, 2/3), Opp. 1-59.

Geography.
A Ambleside Geography Book, Book I.* (2/6), pp. 60-86, Book II.* (3/-), pp. 130-164: six map questions before letterpress, then reading and narration; no additional matter should be introduced. Phillip's Atlas of Comparative Geography* (3/-), Children to be able to tell about six places father and mother have visited. Pace and make plans of your schoolroom, the distance to front gate and 10 yards on each of 4 roads. Suitable tests under Scouting (see Parents' Review, June, 1920).
B Ambleside Geography Book, Book I., pages 1-11. The World at Home (Nelson, 5 /-), pp. 95-142 (out of print), or, Little Folk in Many Lands (Blackie, 2.12), pp. 41-80. Make, in tray of sand, islands, isthmuses, straits, mountains, lakes

Natural History (including work for the holidays).
A and B Keep a Nature Note-Book (P.N.E.U. Office, 8 1/2d., and see Home Education). Find and describe (a) wild fruits; watch, if possible, and describe (b) ten birds, (c) five other animals. [The Changing Year, by F. M. Haines (Wadsworth 3/-), or, Countryside Rambles by W. S. Furneaux (Philip, 2/6): August to December. Furneaux's A Nature Study Guide may he used for special studies and for reference.] See also Scouting Tests in Nature Lore: Parents' Review, June, 1920.
A Birdland's Little People, by O. Pike, (R.T.S., 6/-), pp. 82-123, or. Birds of the Air* ("Eyes and No Eyes Series," Cassell, 1/3), pp.1-38 Tommy Smith's Other Animals,* by E. Selous (Methuen 2/9), pp. 135-214, or, Animal Life in the East,* by M. Duncan (Oxford Press, 1/6), pp. 45-89.
B By Pond and River. *by Mrs. Fisher ("Eyes and No Eye Series," Cassell, 1/-). Tommy Smith Again at the Zoo, pp. 54-128 (Methuen, 2/9). or, Animal Life in Africa. by M. Duncan . (Oxford Press, 1/6). pp. 42-90.

Picture Study (see Home Education for directions).
A and B Study reproductions of six pictures by G. F. Watts (P.N.E.U. Office, 2/- the set): teacher see notes in the Parents' Review.

Sums.
Teachers should use The Teaching of Mathematics to Young Children, by I. Stephens (P.N.E.U. Office, 6d.).
A Pendlebury's New Concrete Arithmetic (Bell), Year II.,* (5d.), Term I., or, A Junior Arithmetic, by Bompas Smith (Methuen, 4/-), pp. 24, 25, 34-38, 60-66. Tables up to twelve time twelve (five minutes' exercise in every lesson). Tables to be worked out in money thus: 9 X7=63. 63 pence=5s. 3d.
B Pendlebury, Year 1.,* Term III., to be worked with dominoes, beans, etc. Rapid mental work.

French.
A Illustrated French Printer,* by H. Bué (Hachette and Co., 2/6), pp. 67-75, and 131-137, inclusive. Children to narrate. French Fables in Action, by V. Partington (Dent, 2/-), pp. 1-7.
B Illustrated French Primer, by Henry Bué (Hachette and Co., 2/6), pp. 23-39; 113-115, inclusive. Words to be taught orally with pictures. Children to narrate The Children's Entente Cordiale, by L. M. Oyler (Jack, 1/6), Nos. 1-4.+
+Very inaccurate yet very useful.

Brushdrawing. 
A and B Six wild fruits and (from memory) six animals that you have been able to watch; and pictures of people read about in your Tales, in brushwork. Children should draw occasionally with brush or chalk from memory. Pencils should not be much used. For chalk drawing, milled blackboards (P.N.E.U. Office, 2/each) may be used. Paintbox with specially chosen colours and brush (P.N.E.U. Office, 3/-).

Recitations.
A and B To recite a poem (each child may choose a different one), to learn two hymns, Psalm 84 and two suitable passages of 6 verses from (a) Exodus, chapter 3, (b) St. Matthew, chapter 2. Tennyson's Poems, No. 77. (Blackie. 3d.), may he used. The Golden Staircase, (B) Vol. I., (A) Vol. II. (Nelson, 4d. each).

Reading.
A Poetry and books for History, Geography, and Tales., or, The Story of Lord Roberts (Jack) 2/-. Alice through the Looking Glass (Macmillan, 2/-).
B Reading taught as in Home Education, using The Children's Letter Box* (2/6) together with Dickory Dickory Dock: The Children's Reading Box* (3/6), both by E. Tetley (Jackson and Son), or, The Happy Reader, Part I. (Simpkin, Marshall and Co., 8d.), or, Children who can read may use The Happy Reader, Part II., by E. L. Young (Simpkin, Marshall and Co., Is.), taught according to directions in preface or, The Sheik's Daughter (Milford, 6d.).

Music.
A and B Child Pianist (Curwen and Son, 3/-), continue Teacher's Guide (revised edition, 7/6).

Musical Appreciation.
Programme of Beethoven's music (to be heard), Parents' Review, September, 1921.

Singing.
A and B Two French songs, French Songs, by Violet Partington (Dent, 9d.), or, French Rounds and Nursery Rhymes (Augener, 4/-). Christmas carols.
A Ten Minutes' Lessons in Sight-Singing (Curwen and Son, 2/6), lessons 12-15. Two English songs: The National Song Book, edited by C. V. Stanford (Boosey and Co., words and voice parts 1/9 each, complete with music 6/1).
B The Joyous Book of Singing Games, by John Hornby (Arnold, 4/-), or, Songtime, edited by Percy Dearmer (Curwen, 4/6).

Drill.
A and B The Joyous Book of Singing Games (see above), or, Rhythmic Games and Dances, by Florence Hewitt (Longmans, 3/6). Syllabus of Physical Exercises (Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1/-), Tables 1-4. Teacher see pages 161- 163. Skipping. British Marches for Schools, by Martin Shaw (Evans, 416). Students take House of Education Drills.

Work.
A and B Help in house or garden. The Littel Girl's Gardening Book (Mills and Boon, 2/6). Little Girl's Sewing Book; The Little Girl's Knitting Book (R.T.S., 2/6 each), or (most desirable) Needle craft in the School, by M. Swanson (Longmans, 7/6); teacher read letterpress with discretion . Teachers will find suggestive What shall we make? by M. La Trobe Foster (C.M.S., 1/-). Make Christmas presents.
A Paper Modelling, by M. Swannell (Philip and Son, 3/6), Series I., 11-15.
B Paper Folding, by H. G. Paterson (P.N.E,.U. Office, 210), (materials 8d.), models 1-8, and two other original models on the same Iines.




All children should spend two years in Form IA. In the second year they should read their own books and sometimes write narration. Classes in the second year or IA might be called "Upper IA."'

N.B. 1. In home schoolrooms where there are children in A as well as in B, both forms may work together, doing the work of A or B as they are able.

N.B. 2. Each child in A should have a copy of all books, etc., rnarked* and a set of the Pictures and materials. One copy of the other books is sufficient. The books from "Recitations" onwards are advisable but optional.

N.B. 3. For methods of teaching the various subjects see Home Education, 5/6, School Education, 5/- (P.N.E.U. Office).




1921

Form II (A and B)

Bible Lessons

In all cases the bible text must be read and narrated first.

A and B
The Bible for the Young by Dr. Paterson Smyth
Exodus, Lessons 1-7
St. Matthew's Gospel, Lessons 1-7
Teacher to prepare beforehand and to use Bible passages in teaching, and to add such comments (from Paterson Smyth, say,) as will bring the passage home to the children. Children may use S.P.C.K. Bible Atlas.

Sunday Reading (optional)
Mackay of the Great Lake
How to Use the Prayer Book, by Mrs. Romanes
English Church History for Children, Vol. II
The Children's Year (Church Seasons) by the Rev. G.R. Oakley
Sidelights on the Bible by Mrs. Brightwen

For private daily bible reading children may use:
Lectiones for Younger Children
A Boy's Book of Prayer by A. Devine

Writing
A and B
A New Handwriting by M.M. Bridges: practise card 3. Transcribe, with card 6 as model, some of your favourite passages from Macbeth. Two perfectly written lines every day.

Dictation
A and B
Two pages at a time to be prepared carefully: then a paragraph from one of these pages to be written from dictation, or, occasionally, from memory. Use the books set for reading and history.

Composition (written and oral)
A
Stories from work set in a) Citizenship and Reading, or, (b) events of the day, etc.
B
Stories from reading. Children in B who cannot write easily may narrate part.

English Grammar
Parse and point out Subjects, Verbs, Objects.
A) Meiklejohn's Short English Grammar pp. 18-25
B) Short English Grammar, pp. 1-9, teacher adding exercises.

English History
A and B
A
History of England by H.O. Arnold-Forster pp. 807-833 (1862- 1920)
Black's History Pictures: The "Modern England" Period may be used.
A
Social Life in England through the Centuries by R.H.W. Hall pp. 97-130
Lord Kitchener by D. Mackenzie pp. 1-85
B
The Story of Kitchener by A.O. Cooke

French History
A and B
A First History of France by L. Creighton pp. 290-293 (1860-1920)
To be contemporary with English History. The Story of France by M. Macgregor may be used instead.
The Great War by C.R.L. Fletcher pp. 66-98
Evans' Political War Map of Europe, Asia, Africa

General History
A
The British Museum for Children, by Frances Epps, chapter 9. Teacher study preface. Keep a Book of Centuries, putting in illustrations from all the history studied during the term.
The Ancient World by A. Malet pp. 1-30

Citizenship
A
North's Plutarch, edited by P. Giles: Paulus Aemilius
Smith's Smaller Classical Dictionary
Classical Atlas
The Complete Citizen by Dr. R. Wilson pp. 140-177
B
Stories from the History of Rome by Mrs. Beesly pp. 1-31
The Citizen Reader by H.O. Arnold-Forster pp. 13-46

Geography
A
The Ambleside Geography Books, Book III pp. 277-315
B Book III p. 103-147
A and B
Round the Empire by Sir George Parkir pp. 122-151
Our Sea Power by H.W. Household pp. 1-23
Phillips' Atlas of Comparative Geography
Map questions to be answered from map in Geography Book and then from memory before each lesson. All Geography to be learnt with map. Children to make memory maps; see also tests under Scouting. Teacher may find Outdoor Geography by H. Hatch useful.

Natural History, etc.
A and B
The Sciences by E.S. Holden pp. 147-182 Children should make the experiments where possible. Keep a Nature Note-book. Make special studies for the season with drawings and notes.
The Changing Year by F.M. Haines or Countryside Rambles by W.S. Furneaux: August to December. (Furneaux's Nature Study Guide may also be used for reference for out-door work.) See also tests under Scouting, Parents' Review, June 1920.

A
Life and Her Children by Arabella Buckley pp. 167-200
B
Madam How and Lady Why by Charles Kingsley pp. 232-270
Jack's Insects by E. Selous pp. 84-106

Picture Study
A and B
Reproductions of six pictures by G. F. Watts. Teachers see notes in the September Parents' Review, 1921

Arithmetic
Teacher should use The Teaching of Mathematics by I. Stephens
A
A New Junior Arithmetic by Bompas Smith pp. 119-128; 159-162. Much care with tables and rapid oral work.
B
A New Junior Arithmetic pp. 24-33; 60-63 (additional examples), or continue.

Practical Geometry
A
Lessons in Experimental and Practical Geometry by Hall and Stevens pp. 44-55
The School Set of Mathematical Instuments.

Latin
A
A First Latin Course by Scott and Jones pp. 44-65, each lesson to be followed by narration; or, better, Young Beginner's First Latin Book pp. 30-35; with corresponding exercises, questions, and vocabularies.

French
A
Siepmann's Primary French Course Part I, Lessons 13-15 inclusive, with grammar and exercises.
B
Siepmann's Primary French Course, Part I Lessons 4-6 inclusive, with grammar and exercises.
A and B
French Songs by Violet Partington
Teacher study Siepmann's preface and phonetic exercises. Teacher read lesson aloud, translating with the children's help, and children afterwards narrating in French.

Drawing
A and B
Six a) wild fruits, b) studies of animals, that you have been able to watch, c) children at play in brush-drawing. Original brushdrawings from scenes in books set for reading. Paint-box with specially chosen brush and colours: pencil must not be used.

Recitations
A and B
Psalm 67, and two suitable passages of twelve verses each from a) Exodus, b) St. Matthew's Gospel. Two hymns. A scene from Shakespeare's Macbeth, or, forty lines from Tennyson.

Reading (including holiday and evening reading)
A and B
Books set for Geography, History and Recitations should afford exercise in careful reading. Shakespeare's Macbeth. Kipling's Poems.

A
Bulfinch's Age of Fable pp. 186-215.
Tom Brown's School Days
Lord Kitchener may be finished
Tennyson's May Queen, etc. and the Duke of Wellington

B
The Heroes of Asgard pp. 212-262
The Jungle Book by R. Kipling
Tennyson's Charge of the Light Brigade etc.

Music
Continue Child Pianist; teacher using the Teacher's Guide.

Musical Appreciation
Programme of Music (Beethoven) to be heard: Parents' Review
The Book of the Great Musicians by P. Scholes may be used

Singing
Two English songs from The National Song Book, edited by C.V. Stanford
Two French songs. A Book of French Songs, may be used.
Fifty Steps in Sight-Singing by Arthur Somervell, steps 13-16, inclusive. Teacher use also Ten Minutes' Lessons in Sight-Singing, lessons 24-27.
Christmas carols.

Drill
Syllabus of Physical Exercises, tables 37-40.
Ball Games and Breathing Exercises by Alice R. James
Music for use in Mrs. Wordsworth's Classes, may be used.
Peasant Dances and Songs of Many Lands, by Mrs. Kimmins.
Skipping. Ex-Students take House of Education Drills.
Teacher would find useful How to Teach School Dances.

Help in house or garden. Make Christmas presents.
Simple Repousse Work by E. J. Bradford
The Little Girl's a) Sewing Book, b) Knitting Book, or, very desirable, Needlecraft in the School by M. Swanson; teacher read letterpress with discretion.
Children make a garment (see the needs of the "Save the Children Fund")
Boys and girls mend clothes from the wash each week: First Lessons in Darning and Mending, may be used.
See also tests under Scouting (Parents' Review, 1920).
Teacher would find useful What Shall we Make? by M. La Trobe Foster.

In home schoolrooms where there are children in A as well as in B, both forms may work together, doing the work of A or B as they are able.

In grammar (English and foreign) and in mathematics there must be no gaps. Children must go on from where they left off, but they will be handicapped in the future unless they can do the work set for this form.




1921

Form III and IV

Bible lessons
In all cases the Bible text must be read and narrated first.
IV and III
Old Testament History by T.M. Hardwick and H. Costley-White Vol. III pp. 3-5
S.P.C.K. Bible Atlas
Historical Geography of the Holy Land by S.R. Macphail
The Universal Bible Dictionary may be used for all names of persons and places.
The Saviour of the World Vol. V pp. 1-63
The Acts by E.M. Knox pp. 128-189
The Prayer Book in the Church by The Rev. W.H. Campbell with lessons on Advent and Christmas

For Sunday Reading (optional)
IV and III
Heroes and Writers of the Book of Common Prayer by A.M. Forde
For private daily Bible reading, children may use Lectiones for Older Children b) A Boy's Book of Prayer by A. Devine

IV
Borrow's Bible in Spain
Tennyson's Holy Grail Vol. II

III
Tennyson's The Morte d'Arthur
Uncle Tom's Cabin

Writing
Choose and transcribe passages from Shakespeare's Macbeth, and the other books set in A New Handwriting for Teachers by M.M. Bridges; work from card 6.

Dictation (A New Handwriting to be used)
Two or three pages or a passage to be prepared first from a newspaper; or, from the prose and poetry set for reading; a paragraph to be then dictated in III, in IV to be occasionally written from memory.

Composition
IV and III
Read on Tuesdays some subject in "Literature" or on the news of the week or on some historical or allegorical subject, etc. Write on Thursdays a resume.
IV
Verses (note metre of poems set for this term) on current events and on characters in the term's reading, upon heroic deeds, or, on autumn and winter scenes.
III
Narrative poems on striking events.

English Grammar
Parse and analyse from books read, making progress each term.
IV
Meiklejohn's A New Grammar of the English Tongue pp. 86-102; 116-122
III
Morris's English Grammar pp. 56-73; 94,95, or, better, Meiklejohn pp. 1-22

Literature (including holiday and evening reading)
IV and III
The History of English Literature for Boys and Girls by H. E. Marshall pp. 633-679
Shakespeare's Macbeth
Kipling's Five Nations Vol. I
Tennyson's Poems Vol. I
Poems of Today

IV
Cranford
Scenes of Clerical Life
Carlyle's Heroes and Hero Worship
Tennyson's The Princess

III
Tennyson's Sir Galahad, The Lord of Burleigh, To the Queen
Lorna Doone

English History
IV and III
Make a chart of the period studied (1861-1920) (see reprint from The Parents Review July 1910)
Read the daily news and keep a calendar of events.
Lord Kitchener by D. Mackenzie

IV
A Survey of Modern History pp. 113-139 and from page 177, but taking only 1861-1920, or finish Gardiner's History Vol. III
A History of Everyday Things in England by H. and C. Quennell, Vol. II should be used for this period.
(Elementary Schools do Form III work)

III
Arnold Forster's A History of England pages 807-833

French and General History
IV See A Survey of Modern History
IV and III
The British Museum for Children by Frances Epps Chapter 9. Teacher study preface. Keep a Book of Centuries putting in illustrations from all history studied.
The Great War 1914-1918 by C.R. Fletcher pp. 66-120 or, better, The Story of the Great War by D.A. Mackenzie pp. 1-54

III
Creighton's First History of France (1861-1920)

Citizenship
IV and III
Ourselves Book I pp 140-162
North's Plutarch's Lives, edited by P. Giles: Paulus Aemilius
Smith's Smaller Classical Dictionary

IV
Citizenship by E.R. Worts pp. 228-277 (narration instead of questions)

III
Social and Industrial Life by St. Loe Strachey pp. 71-106

Geography
Know something about foreign places coming into notice in the current newspapers. Ten minutes' exercises on the map of the world every week. Phillip's Atlas of Comparative Geography may be used. See also tests under Scouting.

IV
The Ambleside Geography Books, Book V pp. 210-267
Our Guardian Fleets in 1805 by H.W. Household pp. 186-220

III
The Ambleside Geography Books, Book IV pp. 188-248 with special reference to recent changes (see new Atlas).
Fighting for Sea Power in the Days of Sail by H.W. Household pp. 66-107

III and IV
Map questions to be answered from map and names put into blank map (from memory) before each lesson. Follow The Great War with maps. Teacher may find useful Out-door Geography by H. Hatch.

Natural History and Botany
IV
Winner's in Life's Race by Mrs. Fisher pp. 240-279 or Gilbert White's Selborne pp. 176-263.
Elementary Studies in Plant Life by F.E. Fritsch pp. 1-30

IV and III
Keep a Nature Note-book with flower and bird lists, and make daily notes. For out- of-door work take some special study. The Changing Year by F.M. Haines or Countryside Rambles by W.S. Furneaux: August to December. Furneaux's A Nature Study Guide.

III
The Study of Plant Life by H. C. Stopes pp. 109-140
Ruskin's Ethics of the Dust, Lectures 4-7 inclusive.

General Science
IV
First Year of Scientific Knowledge by Paul Bert pp. 160-191
Some Wonders of Matter by Bishop Mercer pp. 159-192

III
Architecture pp. 43-64
Geikie's Physical Geography pp. 46-91

Hygiene and Physiology, Domestic Economy
IV
A Health Reader by W. H. Abrahall pp. 222-269
First Year of Scientific Knowledge pp. 359-376

Arithmetic
IV
Pendlebury's New Shilling Arithmetic pp. 128-141

III
New Shilling Arithmetic pp. 58-71

IV and III
Revise back work; examples may be taken from Pendlebury's New Concrete Arithmetic, Book V

Geometry
IV
A School Geometry by H. Hall and F. Stevens pp. 171-181, and revise 139-170

III
pp. 27-33, 34 (Ex. 1-3), 35-41

Algebra
IV
A School Algebra by H.S.S. Hall, Part I pp. 63-74, 89

German
IV
Siepmann's Primary German Course by O. Siepmann, Lessons 19-21 inclusive. Teacher study preface, using the lessons (with narration), exercises, grammar, stories, poems, etc. as suggested.

III
Lessons 4-6 inclusive

or, preferably, Italian
IV and III
Perini's Italian Conversation Grammar, Exercises 1-5.

Latin
IV
Limen, Part I pages 116-141. Sections 28-32 of Caesar's Belgian Campaign, edited by S.E. Winholt, may also be taken for narration and parsing.

III
Second Latin Course, by Scott and Jones pp. 40-62

French
IV
Primary French Course, Part II by O. Siepmann, Lessons 19-22 inclusive, with grammar and exercises. Teacher study preface. Read and narrate La Derniere Classe by Daudet; parse two pages.

III
Siepmann's Primary French Course, Part II, Lessons 7-9. Teacher study preface. teacher read lesson aloud and children narrate Histoire de Mes Betes, by Dumas.

IV and III
Read several poems and learn one from Longer Poems for Recitation

Drawing
IV
The Fesole Club Papers by W. G. Collingwood pp. 121-144

IV and III
Illustrations of scenes from Literature. Study, describe (and draw from memory details of) six reproductions of pictures by G.F. Watts. Studies of Heads: See the special notes in the Parents' Review. Paintbox with specially chosen paints and brush.

Recitations
IV and III
Learn two suitable passages of 20 verses each from chapters in Bible Lessons. Two hymns by Newman, Psalms 45, 46. Two poems or 50 lines by Tennyson, or, a scene from Macbeth.

Reading (including holiday and evening reading)
IV and III
Books set under Literature, History, Geography, Recitations, should afford exercise in careful reading and in composition. Peotry should be read daily. Bulfinch's Age of Fable pp. 186-215

Music Appreciation
See Programme of Music (Beethoven), Parents' Review: Our Work. The Listener's Guide to Music by P. Scholes may be used.

Singing
Three French songs, French Song, with Music. Three German songs Deutscher Liedergarten. Three English songs, from The National Song Book, edited by C.V. Stanford. Christmas carols. Ten Minute's Lessons in Sight-Singing. Fifty Seps in Sight-Singing, by Arthur Somervell, steps 17-20.

Drill, etc. (Choose new work).
Ball Games and Breathing Exercises by Alice R. James. For Drill Music, Music for use in Mrs. Wordsworth's Classes, may be used.
Peasant Dances and Songs of Many Lands, by Mrs. Kimmins. Syllabus of Physical Exercises tables 65-68. Ex-Students take House of Education Drills.
How to Teach School Dances. Hockey

Work
Do some definite house or garden work. Make Christmas presents.
Simple Repousse Work by E. J. Bradford
Simple Garments for Children, by Synge or
Needlecraft in the School by M. Swanson: design and make a garment.
Darn and mend garments from the wash each week: First Lessons in Darning and Mending, may be used.
Teacher would find useful What Shall we Make? by M. La Trobe Foster.
Cooking: Tried Favourites Cookery Book.
See also tests under Scouting (Parents' Review, May 1920): all girls should take the First Aid and Housecraft Tests.
Make a garment for the "Save the Children Fund".




1921

Form V and VI

VI and V
The One Volume Bible Commentary by T.R. Dummelow a) Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah pp. 544-574; b) pp. 1-63 of The Saviour of the World, Vol. V. with the Bible text and notes from "Dummelow"; c) II Corinthians, pp. 922-944; d) The Acts, pp. 839-853

For Sunday reading (optional)

V
Stanley's Sinai and Palestine, pp. 125-179
Sunday Collects, by Canon Masterman

VI
Stanley's The Eastern Church, pp. 197-258
Moral and Religious Education, by Dr. S. Bryant

VI and V
Westcott's Religious Thought in the West; a) VI, The Myths of Plato, b) V, Browning's View of Life (with the poems referred to)

Composition

VI and V

A good precis. Letter to The Times on topics of the day. Essays on subjects taken from the term's work in History and Literature and Economics; or, write on a picture studied, or on some aspect of nature.

VI
Essays on ethical and economic problems and on events and questions of the day, or on any subject that interests you. Occasionally, twenty lines of blank verse on some deed of heroism or aspect of nature.

English Grammar

VI
English Lessons for English People, by Abbot and Seeley pp. 190-219, with questions set. Both forms parse and analyse every week.

V
English Lessons pp. 96-125. Trench, On the Study of Words pp. 224-285

Everyday Morals and Economics

VI
Plato's Socratic Dialogues: Euthyphro (text only).
Home Education pp. 42-95; using questions

V
The Principles of Citizenship by Sir H. Jones pp. 1-53
Ourselves, Book II pp. 1-32, using questions.

VI and V
Ruskin's Praeterita, Vol. I

Literature (Books set should be used also for holiday and evening reading).

VI
a) Essays in Criticism, by M. Arnold, Vol. II; b) The Life of Robert Browning, by E. Dowden, or G.K. Chesterton; c) Tennyson's Poems, Vol. II; d) Huxley's Lay Sermons; e) Meredith's Vittoria; f) Borrow's Romany Rye; g) The Oxford Book of Verse, the contemporary poets.

V
a) Horae Subsecivae, by Dr. John Brown; b) and c) The Life of Charlotte Bronte and North and South by Mrs. Gaskell; d) A Crown of Wild Olive, by John Ruskin; f) Tennyson's Poems, Vol. I; f) Borrow's Lavengro; g) A Book of English Poetry: the contemporary poets.

VI and V
An Anthology of Modern Verse. Keep a Common-place Book for passages that strike you particularly; learn a hundred lines of poetry; be able to give some account of what you have read in each book, with sketches of the chief characters.

English History
(See General History)

General History

VI and V
A Survey of Modern History by H.W. Hodges pp. 1-263

VI
Legacy of Greece and Rome, by W. de Burgh pp. 126-157

Make summaries of dates and events. Use maps. Make charts. History Chart by Lady Louise Loder. A Literary and Historical Atlas. A Classical Atlas.

Geography

VI
The Expansion of England, by Sir J. Seeley pp. 1-43. Geikie Elementary Lessons in Physical Geography, pp. 222-271

V
The Expansion of the British Empire, by W.H. Woodward, pp. 1-56. Geikie, pp. 162-196

VI and V
Mort's Practical Geography, pp. 77-88. The World-Wide Atlas
Know from Atlas (gazetteer and from Ambleside Geography Book V) something about foreign regions coming most into note in the newspaper, and in connection with history etc. studied. Summarise readings by memory maps on blackboard. For general information see Harmsworth's New Atlas.

Geology, etc.

VI
Scientific Ideas of To-day, by C.R. Gibson pp. 230-257

V
pp. 125-152

VI
A Text Book of Geology, by C. Lapworth pp. 311-351

V
pp. 1-46

Some account of the geology of your neighborhood, showing sections.

Biology, Botany, etc.

VI Thompson's Study of Animal Life. pp. 298-345
V pp. 1-47
An Introduction to the Study of Plants, by Fritsch and Salisbury, VI pp. 48-89, V, pp. 1-47.

VI and V
Buckley's Botanical Tables

VI and V
Specimens should be used in all botanical work, and experiments must be made. Keep a Nature Note-Book. Choose special studies from Furneaux's A Nature Study Guide. The Changing Year by F. M Haines: August to December. The Sea-Shore by W. P. Pycraft, should be read in the holidays.

Astronomy

VI
The Story of the Heavens, by R.S. Ball pp. 372-433.

VI and V
Follow newspaper reports on astronomical subjects. Make charts of the changes in position of the contellations visible.
Half-Hours with the Stars by R.A. Proctor

V
Flammarion's Astronomy pp. 247-301, or, The Story of the Heavens pp. 1-68

Art Studies

VI and V
Studies from The Fesole Club Papers, by W.G. Collingwood pp. 121-144.
Studies of heads. Study six reproductions of works of J.F. Watts: see Parents' Review. Paintbox with specially-chosen colours and brush.

VI
Ideals of Painting, by C. Wildon Carr pp. 1-82

V
The Painters of Florence by Julia Cartwright pp. 125-181

Arithmetic

VI
Pendlebury's New School Arithmetic, Part II revise pp. 260-306, taking more difficult sums only.

V
Pages 279-281; 283-289; 306-313

Geometry

VI
A School Geometry by Hall and Stephens pp. 172-197, and revise 1-98

V
Pages 172-174; 176-184; and revise 1-68.
The School Set of Mathematical Instruments

Algebra

VI
A School Algebra by H.S. Hall. Parts I and II pp. 250-260; 264-268, and revise 100-147.

V
Part I, pp. 169-175; 177-179

Latin

VI
Allen's Latin Grammar pp. 3-15; 118-121; 134-135. Limen, Part II pp. 268-279; 173-207. Aeneid, Book II, lines 1-75

V
Limen, Part II pp. 173-191, and revise 1-22.

VI and V
Livy, Book XXI chapters 53-63

German

VI
A Public School German Primer pp. 48-55; revise 102-130; 255, 256

V
pp. 43-48 inclusive.

VI
Bismark's Familienbriefe

VI and V
Die Besten Gedichte der Deutschen Sprache, learn two poems.

VI and V
Goethe's Der Burgergeneral

Italian (in preference to German)
VI and V
An Italian Conversation Grammar, Perini exercises 11-20

VI
Read three cantos from Dante's Il Purgatorio and compare with Longfellow's translation.

V
Le Mie Prigione

French

VI
La Troisieme Annee de Grammaire, par Larive and Fleury 230-273
L'Abbe Daniel by Theuriet

V
Six Contes by Francois Cappee
Public School French Primer by O. Siepmann pp. 53-69

VI and V
Le Gendre de M. Poirier
Read poems from The Oxford Book of French Verse. Learn two poems. Take a French paper (list can be obtained from Hachette).

Reading
The Speaking Voice by Emil Behnke pp. 194-206 with practice of back exercises.
Reading Aloud by H. O'Grady

Musical Appreciation
See programme of Beethoven's music in the Parents' Review, September 1921. The Enjoyment of Music by A.W. Pollitt may be used.

Singing (see Programme of Music), or Two French songs; two Italian songs; two German songs. Two English songs, The National Song Book.
Christmas Carols.

Drill
A Manual of Free-Standing Movements by H. D. Hassum. Ex-students take House of Education Drills. Hockey.

Work
Do some home or garden work. Make Christmas presents. Garments for Infants by Synge. Darn and mend each week. See the needs of the "Save the Children Fund". See also Scouting tests, Parents' Review (June 1920) in surveying, housecraft, handicrafts, etc. Qualify for at least the First Aid and Housecraft tests. School and Fireside Crafts by A. Macbeth.