The Maths Passports are a strategy used for improving children's mental maths skills. These have now been updated and are in line with the changes in the new National Curriculum expectations.
Each child (from reception through to Year 6) has been allocated a passport with a series of targets set out in continents. These targets get progressively more challenging as children move through the school. The passports help track progression in basic number skills and will help your children develop instant recall skills in all the objectives. All passports are adapted to meet the individual needs of children, which will allow them to progress through the passports at their own pace. The aim is to complete all passports at the latest by year 6.
Your involvement as a parent
The most important thing for you to do is to TALK and LISTEN to your child about what they know about their Maths Passport Targets. Ask your child to show you something they have learned or are practising in Maths that supports their target work. We would like you to spend a few minutes each evening practising your child's passport skills with them. This could be in the car, at teatime, in the bath, before bed... anytime! It does not need to be a formal, sit down session. Please keep this sheet in your child’s homework folder so that you remember what they are working on currently.
Your child will need to show that they have met their target on three separate occasions in school before the target will be signed off. It is still important that they practice them once in a while to keep up their skills. Once your child has shown their class teacher that they have achieved all their targets their success will be celebrated in Golden Book assembly and they will be issued a new passport with a new set of targets.