Enid Blyton: Two years in the infant school

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Two Years in the Infant School was published in 1938 under the supervision of Enid Blyton. The scheme of work contains eighty four Topics presented as weekly programmes of work to cover the infant school curriculum.

For each Topic there is a large colour illustration and accompanying notes - The Talk (an introduction to the theme for the teacher to give to the pupils), Oral Composition and Language Training, Poems and Jingles, Reading Preparation, Writing, Number, Drawing and Handiwork, Dramatisation, Musical Activities, Games, Stories and Songs.

EUL MS 376/1: topics 1-21

EUL MS 376/2: topics 22-42

EUL MS 376/3: topics 43-63

EUL MS 376/4: topics 64-84

EUL MS 376/5: 1 large folder of posters

Administrative / Biographical History

Enid Blyton (1897-1968), English children's writer, was born in East Dulwich, London and trained as a teacher on a Froebel-based teacher-training course at Ipswich High School in 1916. After completing her training she taught at a boys' prep school in Kent and then worked for four years as a governess in Surrey.

During this time she was also writing and in the early 1920s began to have work published. This included pieces in Teacher's World magazine, eventually leading to a regular column that she did until 1945. Her first novel was published in 1926, and she subsequently had over 700 books published during her lifetime. These included the Famous Five (series beginning in 1942), the Naughtiest Girl in the School - the first series of Blyton's school based books (1940) and Noddy books (1949).

Conditions Governing Access

Usual EUL conditions apply

Other Finding Aids

Box list on file, with collection and available on The Enid Blyton Society website.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Angela Mandrioli, 05 May 2011

Conditions Governing Use

Usual EUL restrictions apply

Accruals

None expected