Numeracy passports are a strategy for improving children’s mental maths skills. Each child is given a passport with a series of targets set out in planets. These targets get progessively more challenging through the school. The passports track progression in basic number skills. The children will develop instant recall skills in all the objectives – they should not be taking time out to work out each question, they need to know instantly.
All children start at their attainment level and progress through the passports at their own pace. The aim is to complete the passports at their own pace. The aim is to complete the passports by Year 6. The children will be practising mental maths skills in school and will be tested regulary. But in order to progress quickly and to develop instant recall, your child will need your help.
How to help at home
We ask that you try to spend 10 minutes each day practising your child’s passport skills with them. This could be on the journey to school, at teatime or before bed – it does not have to be a sit down, formal time.