You may have heard about the Government’s new initiative called “My Activity Passport”.
This is a list of activities aimed at each year group in Primary Schools.
The Department for Education says, “The activities are designed to be accessible so that every child and family can get involved and include milestones for each primary school year group.”
You can find out what the government says here:
As a school we think this is a great initiative and we would encourage interested parents to involve their own child with the Activity Passport programme.
A free website https://activitypassports.co.uk/ has been set up by teachers to support anyone who wants to make full use of the Activity Passport, and this could be an important resource if you want to encourage your child to complete the Activity Passport activities. From this website you can download the Activity Passport, produce Certificates of Achievement for your child, and obtain free support for any technical issues you may have with the passport.
The Activity Passport initiative is a totally optional and informal programme and parents and children are under no obligation to have an Activity Passport. However, many of the activities we do in school can contribute to the Activity Passport, and if you want your child to have an Activity Passport we hope they will want to record these school experiences in it. As this is a totally optional initiative we will not be checking that your child has an Activity Passport or records anything in it.
Here are some more thoughts for schools on involving parents with Activity Passports.