Key changes 2014
New N.C. from September 2014
Need for schools to replace levels systems
Still used for Y2 & Y6 tests for this year.
Select committee – levels are obtuse &
inaccessible for parents.
List of objectives for English, Maths, Science.
Tapestry (EYG for Reception)
Reported to you at parents evenings –
Emerging, Expected, exceeding.
Which has my child mastered? Which need
more focus?
Maths Focus: OFSTED, parent feedback.
Whole School Curriculum Map with Maths as
the focus for application in Mantle of the
New Maths Calculation Policy
Homework – Daily Reading, Weekly Maths
Passport, Spellings/phonics, Termly list of
tasks (Writing task + optional tasks)
What are Maths Passports?
•Maths Passports are a strategy for improving children’s
mental maths skills and knowledge of key facts.
•Progressive, personalised system to promote instant
•Reinforce lessons and inform parents of key skills
•Once one continent is completed, the child’s progress is
celebrated and they travel to the next continent to
work on targets with greater challenge.
Passports are based on the continents of the world.
There are currently 7 – we will add another for those that
finish all 7.
North America
South America
How to help at home
We would ask that you spend 5 - 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 doesn’t need to be a sit down, formal time. For most of the skills,
you could try the same procedures:
eg number bonds to 10, you say 6, your child says 4
eg 3 x times table, you say 3, your child says 9
eg 4+3=? ?+4=7 3+?=7
We will keep two copies of the passport so that we always have one in school.
Your child will take a copy home with them. We will complete the passport when
the skill is show in a quick check in which your child will need to show they know
they can answer instantly or in their work. Teachers are used to this system of
assessment but the difference is that they will share this with you much more
frequently through the passport.

Grimley and Holt Maths passport