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AO PNEU Programme 90 I AmblesideOnline.org

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Programme 90. (The 90th term of work set since the Parents' Union School began.)
       (May to July, 1921. September to December, 1921, in the Dominions.)

Parents' National Educational Union.

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)


PUPILS' NAMES __________________________________________

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Bible Lessons.
In all cases the Bible text must be read and narrated first.
A & B The Bible for the Young, by Dr. Paterson Smyth (P.N.E.U. Office, 1/6) : (a) Genesis, Lessons 17-24, (b) St. Luke's Gospel, chapters 16-24. (S.P.C.K. Commentary, 9d.). 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/-).
Sunday reading (optional):
A When I was a Boy in Serbia (Harrap, 3/6). The Story of Livingstone (Nelson, 2/-).
B Mrs. Gatty's Parables from Nature (Dent. 2/6), or, The Child's Book of Saints (Dent. 9/6), may be used.
A & B Sidelights on the Bible, by Mrs. Brightwen (R.T.S., 8/-).

Writing.
A A New Handwriting,* by M. M. Bridges (P.N.E.U. Office, 5d. each card ; instructions 6d.) : card 1, lines 1 and 2 ; card 3, lines 1 and 2. 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 5, lines 1 and 2, and card 3, line 5 ; 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 284).
Beginners.--Left-hand half of card 4 of The "New Handwriting."

Tales.
A Pilgrim's Progress* (R.T.S., 9d., or, better 3/-), Part I., to the "Valley of Humiliation." Tales of Troy and Greece,* by Andrew Lang (Longmans, 5/-), pp. 45-92, or Lamb's Adventures of Ulysses (Blackie, 1/-), pp.37-76.
B Three Fairy Tales. Andersen's Fairy Tales or Grimm's Fairy Tales (both, Milford, 2/-, or Dent, 2/6), or, The Fairy Ring, Book VI. (Arnold, 6d.), may be used. Three fables, Æsop's Fables (Murray, 2/-).

English History.
A Our Island Story, * by E. H. Marshall (Jack, 12/6), pp.463-499 (1820-1861). The Story of Lincoln (Jack, 2/-), Black's History Pictures : The "Modern England" Period (2/6), may be used. Mrs. Frewen Lord's Tales from S. Paul's* (Sampson Low, 1/6), pp.3-40.
B Our Island Story, pp. 94-140.

Geography.
A Ambleside Geography Book, Book I.* (2/6), pp. 55-66, Book II.* (8/-), pp.100-120 : 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 26-40. The World at Home (Nelson, 5/-), pp.48-95 (out of print), or, Little Folk in Many Lands (Blackie, 2/2), pp. 1-89. Describe and tell the boundaries of six fields.

Natural History (including work for the holidays).
A & B Keep a Nature Note-Book (P.N.E.U. Office, 8 1/2d., and see Home Education). Find and describe (a) wild flowers ; 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) : April to July. Furneaux's A Nature Study Guide (Longmans, 6/-), may be 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.42-81, or, Trees and Shrubs ("Eyes and No Eyes Series," Cassell, 1/3), pp.38-80. Tommy Smith's Other Animals,* by E. Selous (Methuen, 2/9), pp. 65-134, or, Animal Life in the East, by M. Duncan (Oxford Press, 1/4), pp.1-44.
B Wild Life in Woods and Fields,* by Mrs. Fisher ("Eyes and No Eyes Series," Cassell, 1/-), pp.1-48. Tommy Smith Again at the Zoo, pp.1-58 (Methuen, 2/9), or, Animal Life in Africa, by M. Duncan (Oxford Press, 1/4), pp.1-41.

Picture Study (see Home Education for directions).
A & B  Study reproductions of six pictures by J. F. Millet (P.N.E.U. Office, 2/- the set): teacher see notes in the April, 1921, No. of 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 III., or, A New Junior Arithmetic, by Bompas Smith (Methuen, 4/-), pp.8-18. Tables up to twelve times twelve (five minutes' exercise in every lesson). Tables to be worked out in money thus : 9 x 7 = 68. 68 pence = 5q. 8d.
B   Pendlebury, Year I.,* Term II., to be worked with dominoes, beans, etc. Rapid mental work.

French.
A Illustrated French Primer,* by H. Bué (Hachette & Co., 2/6), pp.55-64 ; 126-180, inclusive. Children to narrate.
A & B The Children's Eutente Cordiàle, by L. M. Oyler (Jack, 1/6), Nos. 27-32. ¦
B Illustrated French Primer, by Henry Bué (Hachette & Co., 2/6), pp.87-44 ; 118-120, inclusive. Words to be taught orally with pictures.
¦ Very inaccurate, yet very useful.

Brushdrawing.
A & B Six wild flowers 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, 8/-).

Recitations.
A & B To recite a poem (each child may choose a different one), to learn two hymns (one by Koble), Psalm 24, and two suitable passages of 6 verses each from (a) Genesis, chapter 45, (b) S. Luke, chapter 18. Southey's Ballads (Blackie, 8d.), may be used.

Reading.
A Poetry and books used for History, Geography, and Tales, or The Story of Livingstone (Jack, 2/-).
B Reading taught as in Home Education, using The Children's Letter Box* (2/6) together Dickory Dickory Dock: The Children's Reading Box* (8/6), both prepared by Miss E. Tetley (Jackson & Son), or, The Happy Reader, Part I. (Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 8d.),
or, Children who can read may use The Happy Reader, Part II., by E. L. Young (Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1/-), taught according to directions in preface, or, Little Drake and other Stories (S.P.C.K., 2/-), or, The Fairy Ring, Book VI. (Arnold, 6d.).

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

Musical Appreciation.
Programme of Mozart Music (to be heard), Parents' Review, April, 1920.

Singing.
A & B Two French songs, French Songs, by Violet Partingtou (Deut, 9d.), or French Rounds and Nursery Rhymes (Augener, 4/-).
A Ten Minutes' Lessons in Sight-Singing (Curwen & Son, 2/6), lessons 7-11. Two English songs: The National Song Book, edited by C. V. Stanford (Boosey & Co., words and voice parts 1/9 each, complete with music 6/-).
B The Joyous Book of Singing Games, by John Hornby (Arnold, 4/-), or, Songtime, edited by Percy Dearmer (Curwen, 4/6).

Drill.
A & B The Joyous Book of Singing Games (see above), or, Rhythmic Games and Dances, by Florence Hewitt (Longmare, 8/6). Syllabus of Physical Exercises (Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1/-), Tables 9-12. Teacher see pages 161-168. Skipping. British Marches for Schools, by Martin Shaw (Evans, 4/6). Students take House of Education Drills.

Work.
A & B Help in house or garden. Claymodelling (Routledge, 9d.). The Little Girl's Gardening Book (Mills & Boon, 2/6). Little Girl's Sewing Book; The Little Girl's Knitting Book (R.T.S., 2/6 each), or (most desirable) Needlecraft 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/-).
A Paper Modelling, by M. Swannell (Philip & Son, 3/6), Series I., 6-10.
B Paper Folding, by H. G. Paterson (P.N.E.U. Office, 2/6), materials 8d.), models 17-28, and two other original model on the same lines.




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 of IA might be called "Upper IA."
N.B.--The prices of books are constantly rising ; those given are the latest before going to print.
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., marked * 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).
N.B. 4.--All books, etc., may be obtained from the Secretary of the P.N.E.U., 20, Victoria Street, London, S.W. 1, as well as exercise books bearing the school motto (ruled singled, double lines and squares), 81/2d. each, and Cambridge paper for the Examination 2/6 for 4 quires (not less) ; envelopes to match 2/6 a packet. Also the School Badge (6/-), School Hat Band (4/6), and Ribbon 3/6 a yard. Badges stencilled in washing colours on pale blue linen may also be obtained, 41/2d. unmounted, 5d. mounted.
N.B. 5.--Members are particularly asked to follow the notes under Our Work in the Parents' Review.
N.B. 6.--This Programme is for Members of the School only and must not be lent. Specimen copies of old Programmes can be obtained by members from the Secretary, House of Education, Ambleside.
N.B. 7.--All letters re School and Programmes, except book orders, should be sent to Ambleside. The enclosed Order Form, for books should be used. Members are asked to send the School Fees direct to Ambleside, P.N.E.U. subscription, money for books, etc, should be sent to the London Office.