Transcribed by: Bryn Jones

 

The school head was Jack Cordwell (??)

 

The teachers were: Miss Hilda Wales, Miss Hibbard, Miss D Young (covering for Miss Wales during period of illness)

 

In 1939 King George VI was in the third year of his reign and Neville Chamberlain was the prime minister. World War II started in September. The film, Gone with the Wind, premiered in Atlanta, Georgia. The first jet aircraft flew. The Batman series of comics began.

 

 

Page

Date of entry

Log entry

Editorial notes

488

9-Jan-1939

School re-opened. No on roll 38.

 

AE C Ruthven Murray 18.1.39

 

James W young

8.2.39

 

488

10-Feb-1939

No. on roll 39

 

488

14-Feb-1939

Medical inspection

 

488

15-Feb-1939

Polling station. School closed

 

488

22-Feb-1939

Ash Wednesday. School closed

 

488

23-Feb-1939

School re-opened. Miss Wales absent - illness

 

488

27-Feb-1939

Miss D Young began duty in the Infants Room

 

488

3-Mar-1939

Visit of library van.

Visit of Nurse (L.E.A.)

 

489

7-Apr-1939

Closed Easter

 

489

17-Apr-1939

Miss Young absent this week. Leave of absence.

 

489

24-Apr-1939

Miss Young returned to duty

 

489

26-Apr-1939

James W Young

 

489

16-May-1939

Visit of Mr Smith (HMI)

 

AE C Ruthven Murray 17.05.39

 

489

18-May-1939

Ascension day. School closed.

 

489

22-May-1939

Miss Wales returned to duty to-day

 

489

29-May-1939

School closed 29th - 31st inclusive. Whit holiday

 

490

2-Jun-1939

No. on roll 37

 

490

15-Jun-1939

Visit of ERCC Library Van. Books exchanged.

 

490

23-Jun-1939

Dental inspection (LEA)

 

490

29-Jun-1939

Visit of Nurse (LEA)

 

AE C Ruthven Murray 7.7.39

 

490

3-Jul-1939

Visit of Miss Hopkins (HMI) Needlework inspected.

 

490

10-Jul-1939

Copy of report received today.

 

At the time of the inspection the assistant teacher had been absent for a period of three months owing to ill health and the Infants Class was in charge of a young teacher with no previous experience of Infant method. It is to here credit that on the whole progress in this group has been maintained and that the lightening of the atmosphere in which the work is done has encouraged these young children to greater responsiveness. General problems of method in relation to Reading and to the use of apparatus in Number were discussed with the Head Mistress.

 

In the upper division conscientious work by the Head Teacher ensures that good progress is made and the children in the Senior Group reach a satisfactory standard in their written exercises and show reasonable intelligence in oral discussion. With the object of developing a greater mastery in both written and oral expression however, it would be well to give every encouragement to wider reading and in this connection also simple dramatisation might play a useful part. In revising the schemes in this subject and also in arithmetic the general needs of the children, their interests and environment should be carefully considered.

 

There is at present no provision for Handicraft or Domestic Science and the problem of providing adequate opportunities for the development of manipulative skills is, in consequence, more pressing. On the practical side Needlework is well taught and a very good standard is attained but there is no corresponding activity for the boys and the introduction of some classroom craft to which the work in Art could be related would provide new interest and give balance to the curriculum.

 

The tone in the school is good and the children are friendly and well-mannered.

 

493

14-Jul-1939

No. of children on the roll = 37

Attendance week ending 14.7.39 100%

 

493

25-Jul-1939

Dental treatment (LEA)

 

AE C Ruthven Murray

3.8.39

 

493

4-Aug-1939

School closed. Holiday

 

493

12-Sep-1939

School re-opened.

Admitted Gov. Evacuee Children

No. on roll 52

 

Miss Hibbard in charge of her own children

 

AE C Ruthven Murray

15.9.39

 

493

16-Oct-1939

Medical inspection (LEA)

Visit of nurse (LEA)

 

493

17-Oct-1939

Air Raid Alarm 11.15 am

 

493

20-Oct-1939

School closed Friday to Monday inclusive. Half term

 

494

25-Oct-1939

Visit of Library van

Book exchanged

 

494

1-Nov-1939

School closed. All Saints Day.

Visit of nurse (LEA)

 

494

23-Nov-1939

Visit of Mr Moffatt (LEA)

 

494

30-Nov-1939

Visit of Nurse (LEA)

 

494

18-Dec-1939

Miss Hibbard absent extra holiday

 

AE C Ruthven Murray 19.12.39

 

494

22-Dec-1939

School closed

Christmas holiday

 

 

 

 

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