Numeracy Passports

About Numeracy Passport: 

Numeracy passport replaces numeracy homework. This is a very personalised way of learning number facts as the children are challenged at an appropriate level for them.  They progress at their own speed and move onto the next stage when they are ready.

 

 

 

Passport Process:

The passports sessions are timetabled and take place 4 times a week. 

Children undertake a range of activities  during the sessions to learn their targets. 

Staff assess children regularly. 

Children continue to practise and be assessed on the remaining targets until all of the targets for a passport have been achieved.

They receive a certificate and then move on to the next continent and a new set of targets.

Remember:

  • ‘Know-by-heart’ means you can say the answer instantly - no 'ers’ or pauses  allowed. 
  • Practise at home with these targets is extremely important. 
  • When you practise repeatedly, your brain sets down stronger thinking-pathways, so that eventually you hardly even need to think about it to know the answer. bit like when you learn to ride a bike -  it takes a while to get you going but once you have ‘got it’ you pedal away without thinking! By learning your basic number facts it allows you to concentrate on more complicated maths, without having to give brain-space to the ‘know-by-heart‘ targets. 

Parents/carers: 

Children are expected to practise their targets at home each night. This is their numeracy homework and replaces calculations in books. The exception is in year 6 where additional homework may be sent home to ensure pupils have the opportunity to achieve national standards at the end of year 6. 

When children start a new passport, they will bring home with them a ‘target sheet’ so that you know what they are working on. 

Teachers will check that homework diaries have been signed by parents to say that your child has practised their targets. These will be checked weekly. 

On the following pages you will find suggested web links to help your children learn and practise their targets. Children are not expected to produce any written work—the purpose of passports is to work on their rapid recall of number facts.  

 

Europe Passport Targets:

  • To say the numbers   0 – 10 accurately
  • To say 1 more than any number between 0 – 10
  • To say 1 less than any number between 0 - 10
Europe games

Asia Passport Targets:

  • To count in twos  2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20...22, 24
  • To count in fives  5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50...55, 60
  • To count in tens 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100...110
  • Know by heart all number bonds to 10, so 7 + 3, 2 + 8, 4 + 6...
  • Recall the doubles of all numbers to at least 10, so double 7 = 14, double 3 = 6,  double 9 = 18, double 13 = 26, double 17 = 34

North Africa Passport Targets:

  • Know by heart all number bonds that total 20
  • Know by heart all bonds of multiples of 10 up to 100
  • Know by heart doubles and halves of all numbers to 20
  • Know by heart all multiplication facts for 2, up to 2 x 10
Africa games

 

South Africa Passport Targets:

  • Know by heart all division facts for 2 up to 20
  • Know by heart all multiplication fact and division facts for 5, up to 5 x 10
  • Know by heart all multiplication facts and division facts for 10, up to 10 x 10

Australia Passport Targets:

  • Know by heart all sums and differences of multiples of 10 up to 100
  • Know by heart all number bonds that total 100
  • Know by heart all multiplication facts for 3, up to 3 x 12
  • Know by heart all division facts, for 3 up to 36 ÷ 3
  • Recognise multiples of 2,5,10 up to 1000

New Zealand Passport Targets:

  • Know by heart all multiplication facts, and division facts, for 6, up to 6 x 12
  • Know by heart all multiplication facts, and division facts, for 4, up to 4 x 12
  • Know by heart all multiplication facts, and division facts, for 8, up to 8 x 12

North America Passport Targets:

  • Double any 2 digit number…double 42, double 67,double 88
  • Halve any 2 digit number…halve 50, halve 86, halve 98
  • Know by heart all multiplication facts for 7, up to 7 x 12
  • Know by heart all division facts, for 7, up to 7 x 12, e.g. 35 ÷ 7 =
  • Know by heart all multiplication facts for 9, up to 9 x 12
  • Know by heart all division facts, for 9, up to 9 x 12, 63 ÷ 9 =

South America Passport Targets:

  • Double any number with up to 2 decimal places
  • Halve any number with up to 2 decimal places
  • Recall quickly multiplication facts up to 12 x 12 and use them to multiply pairs of multiples of 10 and 100, for example 30 x 70, 40 x 200
  • Know the factors of all timetable answers up to 12 x 12

Globe Trotter Passport Targets:

  • Know by heart all squares of numbers up to 122
  • Know by heart all squares of multiples of 10
  • Recognise and recall factors of numbers up to 100 and corresponding multiples of 100
  • Reduce all fractions to their simplest form by cancelling common factors

Out of This World Passport Targets:

  • Use equivalence to order fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Add and subtract fractions by writing them with a common denominator
  • Recognise and extend number sequences
  • Write an expression to find the nth term of a number sequence

Out of This World Games

 

NB In exceptional circumstances, some children may complete all of the above passports, in which case class teachers have additional targets for children to focus on. 

 

Sumdog has some fantastic maths games to help you with your passport targets:

If you do not have your username or password for Sumdog, please ask Mr. Uttley or Mrs. White in the ICT Suite.  The school code to login to Sumdog is: mdjs

Numeracy Passport Feedback

We would love to hear any feedback (good or bad!) from both pupils and parents/carers about our new Numeracy Passport scheme. Please leave your comments in the form below.


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