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 Expert. 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 recall. •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. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Pre-passport Europe Asia Africa Australasia 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.