- You are in:
- Our Learning
- Maths Passport
We are delighted to announce that John Perryn is launching the ‘Maths Passport’ a strategy for improving children’s mental maths skills.
What is it?
Each child will be given a passport which they will take with them through school. The passport tracks progression in basic number skills. The children will develop instant recall skills in all the objectives – they should not be taking time to work out the answer to each question, they need to know it instantly.
When do they have to do it?
The class teachers will work with your child’s group once a week when they check their progress and set them the passport skill to practice for 10 minutes each night. This is their maths homework for the week.
Where do they have to start?
All children will start at their attainment level and progress through the passports at their own pace. The aim is to complete the passports when they get to Year 6. At first, it may seem that the work they are doing is too easy but we want to check how quick all the children are at each objective.
How do I help my children at home?
We would ask that you spend 10 minutes each evening practising your child’s passport skills with them. This could be in the car, at teatime, before bed – it doesn’t need to be a sit down, formal time. For most of the skills, you could try the same procedures:
e.g. number bonds to 10, you say 6, your child says 4
e.g2. 3 x times table, you say 3, your child says 9
e.g.3 4+3=? ?+4=7 3+?=7
Go on MATHLETICS or other number computer games.
If you would like to know more about the Maths Passports please pop into school and speak to your child’s class teacher or Miss Shelmerdine (Mathematics Leader).
NUMERACY PASSPORTS GUIDELINES