Maths Passports are a personalised way of learning as the children are challenged in the passport at a level that is appropriate for where they are working at. They progress at their own speed onto the next stage. Each child will be given a passport with a series of targets set out in continents. These targets get progressively more challenging through the school. 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. Following the completion of their passport, pupils will move onto their NASA passport.
The aim is for children to complete their continent passport by the time they are in Year 4. Then moving onto their NASA passport.
1. The passport targets are incorporated into the children’s oral and mental starters on a regular basis.
2. Children are assessed on these targets once a week by completing a timed task.
3. When children have met an objective on three separate occasions, the target has been achieved.
4. Children continue to practice and be assessed on the remaining targets until all of the targets for a continent have been achieved. Once all targets are achieved, pupils will go for their passport test. Once achieved, they can then move on to the next continent and a new set of targets.
How to help at home
We would ask that you spend 10 minutes each day practising your child’s passport skills with them. This could be walking to school, in the car, at teatime, before bed – it does not need to be a sit down, formal time.