Year 6 Teacher CPD

Going Deeper with Year 6 Maths: Elegant solutions and making connections

This half-day course explores how we can develop deep and sustained understanding in Year 6 and support children in achieving success at the end of Key Stage 2.


To consider what constitutes working at greater depth looks like in:

  • Lesson design
  • Independent practice
  • Children's work
  • Classroom talk


We will look at how lessons can be designed to encourage children to make connections between key mathematical concepts (e.g. fractions, ratio and proportion) and to think about the most elegant way to solve a problem.
There will be the opportunity to consider the role of questioning and also to look at questions on the end of KS2 test papers and what it means to solve them with ‘greater depth’.
Multiplication example


We will consider the way we want to develop mathematical thinking and support children to make links between key areas of the curriculum so that they can work flexibly, applying strategies based on connected mathematical concepts.


Fractions example











Benefits for you:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the connections between different areas of the curriculum
  • Strategies for planning and teaching that encourage mathematical thinking at greater depth
  • Understanding of what ‘greater depth’ looks like in the way students work

Benefits for your school:

  • A more coherent approach to the teaching of maths
  • More students demonstrating a greater depth of understanding of the curriculum

Benefits for your students:

  • More opportunities to access work at greater depth
  • More efficient approaches to solving problems
  • Increased confidence in problem solving

Is this course right for me?

This course is designed for anyone wishing to develop their approaches with Year 6 children to ensure that they are able to apply their understanding to make sense of problems and use elegant solutions. You may be:

  • Teaching Year 6
  • A teacher new to Year 6 or about to teach Year 6 for the first time
  • An experienced teacher looking to develop classroom approaches
  • Leading maths and looking to increase the number of children achieving higher scores in maths
  • A maths subject leader

Course dates and application

The cost of the course is £99 per teacher.
The dates and venue are yet to be confirmed. It is likely one venue will be Central London.

This course can also be hosted by a school or multi-academy trust. Please contact us for further details.

Please refer to the terms and conditions for MEI CPD events.


You can be assured of the high quality of our courses. MEI holds the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) CPD standard. MEI is committed to providing the highest quality of professional development and seeks to pass on the benefits of our not-for-profit pricing.

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Further Information

If you would like further information on hosting a bespoke course at your school, please contact the course leader: Alison Hopper. Alternatively contact the CPD administration team:
Telephone: 01225 716494
[email protected]