Parents’ Union School Time Tables

Parents’ Union School Time Tables

Editor’s note: These harmonized Parents’ Union School time tables are taken from four sources:

1. A two-part article entitled “The Home Training of Children” by Henrietta Franklin, split across The Parents’ Review volumes 19 and 20 (1908 and 1909). Information unique to this source is in green and page numbers are prefixed with PR19 and PR20.

2. An earlier version of Henrietta Franklin’s “The Home Training of Children” which appeared in Special Reports on Educational Subjects, by the Board of Education (1900). Information unique to this source is in blue and page numbers are prefixed with BOE.

3. A booklet published by the PNEU in 1928 entitled A Liberal Education for All: The Practical Working. Information unique to this source is in orange and page numbers are prefixed with ALE.

4. An undated time table for Form V and VI which may be found in the Charlotte Mason Digital Collection (CMDC). The content of this table matches the content of the 1928 booklet (ALE p. 46), but the typography indicates it was a separate printing.

The correlation between Class numbers and Form numbers is confirmed by information found in Charlotte Mason’s School Education (1989c).

Form I (Class I)

Source: PR19 p. 899, BOE p. 492, ALE p. 42

M. T. W. Th. F. S.
9.0—9.20 Old Testament New Testament Writing*
History
Old Testament New Testament Week’s Work
9.20—9.40 Printing*
Geography
Drawing*
Natural History
Reading Reading Reading A History
B Reading
9.40—9.50 Repetition
Poem*
Bible
Repetition
Parable*
Poem
Continue
Reading*
Repetition
Bible
Continue
Reading*
Number
Repetition
Hymn
Continue
Reading*
Writing
9.50—10 French Picture Talk*
Writing
French French Natural Hist.*
Picture Study
Object Lesson*
French
10.0—10.20 Number Handicrafts Number Handicrafts Number Number*
Handicrafts
10.20—10.35 Drill or
Dancing*
Sol-fa Drill or
Dancing*
French Song Drill or
Dancing*
Sol-fa
10.35—10.50 Drill or*
Dancing or Play
Play or Drill Drill or*
Dancing or Play
Play or Drill Drill or*
Dancing or Play
Play or Drill
10.50—11.10 Tales Number Geography Tales Natural History Number
10.50—11.20*
11.10—11.20
Reading*
Writing
Number*
Drawing
Handicrafts Writing and*
Brush-Drawing
Handicrafts Printing and*
Brush-Drawing
11.20—11.30 Natural Hist.*
Reading
Reading Geography*
Writing
Number*
Writing
Geography*
Writing
Natural Hist.*
Reading

* = Common to PR19 and BOE

Form II (Class II)

Source: PR20 p. 23, BOE p. 495, ALE p. 43

For further confirmation that Form II is equivalent to Class II, note that  the age ranges given in Mason 1989c p. 288 correspond to the age ranges given in the programmes for Form II.

M. T. W. Th. F. S.
9.0—9.20 Old Testament New Testament Natural History
Citizenship
Old Testament New Testament*
Picture Study
Week’s Work*
New Testament
9.20—9.50 Arithmetic
(oral & written)
Arithmetic
(oral & written)
English Hist.
Arithmetic
National History
Arithmetic
(oral & written)
Arithmetic
or, II.A (2nd year)
Geometry or
Algebra
Arithmetic
(oral & written)
9.50—10.20 Dictation and
Writing
Natural Hist.
Composition
English Grammar
and Parsing
Dictation and
Transcription
Grammar*
French History
Plutarch’s* Greek Lives A Latin
B Dictation and
Writing
10.20—10.50 Drill and
10m.* Play
German Song
English Song*
and
10m.* Play
Drill and
10m.* Play
French Song
and 10m.* Play
Drill and
10m.* Play
Sol-fa and
10m.* Play
10.50—11.0 Repetition
Poem
Repetition
Bible (O.T.)
Repetition
Bible* Poem
Repetition
Poem
*
Map of the World
Dictation*
Repetition
Bible (O.T.)
Repetition
Week’s Work
11.0—11.20*
11.0—11.30
Geography English History* Geography French History*
English Grammar
and Analysis
Grammar*
Natural History
Nature Lore
Botany
A General History
B History
11.20—11.30* Writing
Copy-books
Writing
Copy-books
Writing
Copy-books
Writing
Copy-books
Writing
Copy-books
Dictation*
11.30—12.0 French A Latin
B Dictation and
Writing
French*
Reading
Reading*
French
German
Latin
A Arithmetic
B Dictation and
Writing
French

* = Common to PR20 and BOE
* = Common to BOE and ALE
* = Common to PR20 and ALE

Form III-IV (Class III)

Source: PR20 p. 25, ALE pp. 44-45

For further confirmation that Form III-IV is equivalent to Class III, note that the age ranges given in Mason 1989c p. 286 correspond to the age ranges given in the programmes for Forms III and IV.

M. T. W. Th. F. S.
9.0—9.20 Old Testament New Testament Natural History
[FIV:] Hygiene and

Physiology
Old Testament New Testament
[FIII:] Picture Study
[FIV:] Picture Study &

Architecture
Physical Geography
New Testament
9.20—9.50 Arithmetic
(oral & written)
German
Geometry or
Arithmetic
Arithmetic
Citizenship
English Grammar
Arithmetic
(oral & written)
Euclid
Geometry
Arithmetic
(oral & written)
9.50—10.20 Dictation and
Writing
Composition
English Grammar
and Parsing
Dictation
Algebra
Reading
General History
Greek or
Roman Lives
Plutarch’s Lives
Latin
10.20—10.50 Drill and
10m. Play
German Song
English Song
and 10m. Play
Drill and
10m. Play
French Song
and 10m. Play
Drill and
10m. Play
Sol-fa and
10m. Play
10.50—11.0 Repetition
Poem
Repetition
Bible (O.T.)
Repetition
Euclid Poem
Repetition
Poem Latin
Repetition
Bible (N.T.)
Repetition
Week’s Work
11.0—11.20
11.0—11.30
Geography English History Latin
Geography
English Hist.
English Grammar
and Analysis
English Grammar
[FIII:] Botany
[FIV:] Natural History
Botany
General History
11.20—11.30 Arithmetic
(Mental)
Arithmetic
(Mental)
Map Questions Arithmetic
(Mental)
Writing Euclid
11.30—12.15 French Latin Italian
Literature
French Italian or
German
Italian
French
12.15—1.0
12.15—12.45
Botany
Reading
Geology
General Science
French Hist.
Italian or German
Physiology
[FIII:] Dictation and
Writing
[FIV:] Geology
Geography
Composition
English Grammar
Geography

Form V-VI (Class IV)

Source: PR20 p. 26, ALE p. 46

For further confirmation that Form V-VI is equivalent to Class IV, note that (a) “every-day morals” appears only in programmes for Forms V and VI, and (b) the age ranges given in Mason 1989c p. 294 correspond to the age ranges given in the programmes for Forms V and VI.

M. T. W. Th. F. S.
9.0—9.30 Old Testament New Testament Latin
Algebra
Old Testament New Testament Physical Geography
9.30—10.0 Arithmetic Euclid French Arithmetic Euclid Algebra
10.0—10.40
10.0—10.25
Geology, etc. Composition
Literature
Literature
Composition
Astonomy Every-day Morals and Economics Latin
French
10.40—11.0
10.25—10.50
Drill
Singing
Drill
Singing
Drill
Singing
Drill
Singing
Drill
Singing
Drill
Singing
11.0—11.45
10.50—11.30
Literature English History Geography English History Grammar Botany
11.45—12.15
11.30—12.15
Botany
Biology, etc.
Algebra
Latin
European Hist.
General History
Every-day Morals and Economics Geography Grammar
12.15—1.0 French German or Italian Italian
Latin
French German or Italian Italian
Latin

References

Franklin, H. (1900). The Home Training of Children. In Special Reports on Educational Subjects, volume 6 (pp. 485-497). London: Wyman and Sons.

Franklin, H. (1908). The Home Training of Children. In The Parents’ Review, volume 19 (pp. 890-899). London: Parents’ National Educational Union.

Franklin, H. (1909). The Home Training of Children. In The Parents’ Review, volume 20 (pp. 20-26). London: Parents’ National Educational Union.

Mason, C. (1989c). School education. Quarryville: Charlotte Mason Research & Supply.

Parents’ National Educational Union. (1928). A liberal education for all: The practical working. London: Parents’ National Educational Union.

undated time table for Form V and VI from the Charlotte Mason Digital Collection (CMDC).