Castlethorpe School Log Book 1921

Jan 4th Opened school this morning after Christmas holiday.
Jan 6th Mr. Mapley, chairman of the managers, visited the school this morning and checked the registers.
Jan 17th One case of diphtheria has been reported to me today. I have informed School medical officer and also the local medical office of health.
Feb 3rd Mr. Mapley visited this morning and checked registers.
Feb 8th Had the usual half holiday for Shrove Tuesday (today).
Feb 21st Dr. Bailey visited the school yesterday and examined Group D. children born 1908.
March 9 1921 Visited J Northrop
Mar 14th Commenced the terminal examination today.
Mar 23 Closed school today (Wednesday) for Easter Holiday.. School to reopen on Tuesday Apr: 5th.
Apr 5th Opened school this morning after Easter Holiday. Have promoted most of the children and have commenced the new work.
Apr 12th The geography of the 1st Class this year will be Revision of the British Isles and elementary knowledge of the Chief Countries of Europe.
 Apr: 7th Copy of Inspector's Report 1921
"While this school continues to combine a very pleasant atmosphere with satisfactory all round efficiency, there are some subjects which deserve special notice. Arithmetic is above average in intelligence and in accuracy, the written composition of the children is fluent, the matter well arranged and the vocabulary shows that the library is being properly used. Both writing and Drawing attain a good standard.
In such subjects as Geography, while the answering was free and with some amount of reasoning behind it, it was obvious the elder children should have had work more suited to their mental capacity.
After the inspection various matters were discussed with the staff, and these will doubtless receive due consideration"
James Marsh Correspondent
May 9th Am getting out new schemes of work in all subjects and am making some alterations in the time table.
May 12th Closed school today (Thursday) for the Whitsuntide holiday. Shall re-open school on Tuesday (May 24th).
May 25th Have finished the new schemes of work and shall start working from them at once. Have also made out new time table and sent it to Education Office for approval by the Inspector.
June 6th Have started this week to record weekly the work done in all subjects by each class.
June 22nd Mrs. Middleton is away from school today owing to illness.
June 27th Mrs. Middleton started again this morning.
July 4th Mrs. Middleton not being able to attend school again, Miss Rainbow is taking her place today for a short time.
July 18th Mrs. Middleton resumed duties today.
July 18th Commenced the terminal examination.
July 29th Closed school today (Friday) for the Summer Holiday (5 weeks).
Sept 5th Opened today after Summer holiday.
Sept 6th Miss Butcher the County drill supervisor visited school today and saw the drill.
Sept 12 The School nurse visited today and saw each child. She remarked on the improvement as regards cleanliness of the children and found fault with four.
Sept 26 Mr. Mapley, chairman of the managers, called in this morning and checked the registers.
Oct 12th Miss Henry, the County inspectress of Domestic subjects, visited the school this afternoon, and saw the Needlework. She was very pleased with it and remarked upon the originality of the work done. As she is leaving the county shortly, she expressed a desire to have some of the children's work sent to her.
Oct 28 Half term holiday today (Friday - & Monday Next Nov 1st).
Nov 14th Mr. Turnbull gave the 1st of three lessons to the Upper Children on the Hygiene of Food & Drink.
Nov 22 School nurse visited school this afternoon.
Dec 2nd Mr. Hands H. M. I. visited school this afternoon.
Dec 12 Have started on the terminal examination today.
Dec 23 Closed school today (Friday) for Christmas holiday, a fortnight.