I've bought a Maths Passport Subscription, what do I do now?
Get to know the Maths Passport website, familiarise yourself with the resources. Spend a staff meeting (half hour) with the rest of the staff looking at all that is available.
If you have any further queries then don’t hesitate to say hello!
Do the Passports have an age equivalence?
The Passport is hierarchical and whilst based on the National Curriculum for England, it builds on Maths skills in a progressive way so that it can be used in any country . We would suggest that a child is exposed from the England passport pack right through.
In short, by 5 children should have completed the British Isles, by 7, the end of Key Stage 1 in England, they should have completed Antarctica (via Europe, Asia (EOY1), Africa), by 9 they should have completed Globetrotter (via Australasia, N America (EOY3), S America) and by 10, Atlantis. By 13, all passports should be completed.
Where should I start with my class?
Remember Mastery is the key … Remembering one week and not the other is no good. Facts need to stick. So –
- Test the pupils on the passports for your year group by asking them orally questions from the objectives…
- Are they correct all of the time? YES
- Are they quickly remembered? Straight back no sign of using fingers…? YES
- If yes to both then start with this passport, if NO to EITHER drop to next passport down and start again..until you find their level. Don’t be shocked initially.
- After a couple of days, every child should have a passport.
- Using the passport tests
- Give the passport test for the year before
- If they get 100% correct in less than 3 minutes then try the next
Which Year Groups are for the Passports?
Rec = England – Scotland – Wales- N Ireland- Ireland
Year 1 = Europe – Asia
Year 2 = Africa – Antarctica
Year 3 = Australasia- North America
Year 4 = South America – Globetrotter
Year 5 = Pangea – Atlantis
Year 6 = Space Station and onto the Planets
What does a session look like?
There are three basic options
Whole Class 15 – 20 minutes
- Use the application ‘GRID’ provided (via The Learning Hub) to generate a list of numbers that the child applies their objective to
- Start the ‘TIMER’ (via The Learning Hub) – children record answers to each of the generated list
- When they complete they call out and a time is given to them
- Go through each and use a number line or appropriate strategy to commentate / model how the answer was reached
- Tomorrow they repeat to try beat the time
- After a week use the second objective from the passport – go back to the first objective after 6 weeks
Peer to Peer Tutoring 15-20 minutes (much loved by Ofsted)
- Children practice their objective using the activity cards provided or other resources you may have. (we are always updating the site)
- When they feel they are ready they are tested by a partner / peer colleague who tests their mastery
- If the colleague feels they are ready, the class TA or teacher retests the child on that one objective and signs it off
- The child moves onto the next objective
- A child must get each objective signed off 3 x and each objective can only be signed off once in a week. (it must be practised and practised so it sticks)
A Self- Managed Guided Reading Activity
As above but during guided reading as a weekly circus of activities
Group reading with Teacher, Group with TA, Group practice Handwriting, Group practicing silent reading, Group practicing Maths Passport etc
What are the Passport Control Tests?
These test each of the objectives on the passport and should be used:
- When a child completes a whole passport
- As a revision every Term (3x a year)
- As part of a catch up