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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 30

Standard IV

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Standard IV.

1. Pass-subjects.

Readirg and Definition.—An easy book of prose and verse.

Spelling and Dictation suited to this stage, as represented by the reading book in use; the dictation to exhibit a knowledge of the use of capitals and of punctuation, but (at inspection) to be confined to prose.

Writing.—Good copies in a hand not larger than round-hand, and transcription of poetry.

Arithmetic.—Long multiplication of money; reduction of money, weights and measures; the compound rules applied to problems in weights and measures; practice, and the making out of bills of accounts and receipts; tables of money, weights and measures; mental arithmetic to correspond. The weights and measures for this standard are: avoirdupois weight, troy weight, long measure, square measure, measures of capacity and time, and angular measure.

Grammar and Composition.—The distinguishing of all the parts of speech in easy sentences; the inflections of the noun, adjective, and pronoun; letter-writing on prescribed subjects; the addressing of letters and envelopes.

Drawing.—As defined in Regulation 18, but not to be required before the 1st January, 1889.

2. Class-subjects.

Drawing.—As defined in Regulation 18, but not to be a class-subject after the 31st December, 1888.

Geography.—Names and positions of the countries of the world, with their capitals, and of the principal seas, gulfs, mountains, rivers, lakes, capes, straits, islands, and peninsulas on the map of the world; geography of Australia in outline; and the drawing of rough maps of New Zealand, with such one set of principal features (as capes, or towns, or rivers) as the Inspector may require. [In this and the subsequent standards, scholars will be expected to know the situation of places mentioned in their reading-books.]

English History.—The succession of Houses and Sovereigns from 1066 A.D. to 1485 A.D., and the leading events of the period known in connection with the reigns and centuries to which they belong, and in their own character. [Precise dates will not be required, though a knowledge of them may assist in referring each event to the proper reign.]

Elementary Science.—As prescribed in Regulation 19.

3. Additional Subjects.

Recitation.—A list of pieces learnt, and one piece (or more) specially prepared for the examination.

Singing.—Easy exercise on the chords of the dominant and sub-dominant, and in the intervals prescribed for Standard III.; exercises in triple time; use of dotted notes; melodies, rounds, and part songs in common with the higher standards. [Note.—It will suffice if this class take the air of the songs, while the other parts are sung by the more advanced classes, and it may be useful to let older scholars lead the parts in a round.]

Needlework and Drill.—See Regulations 22 and 12.

Extra Drawing.—See Regulation 18.