Programme Overview

Explore with Me is a new, vibrant and engaging SESE programme, written by three highly experienced subject experts and practising Primary school teachers.
This easy-to-follow programme, with integrated digital resources encourages pupils to explore, investigate and understand their local environment and the world.

Explore with Me Programme Overview Primary SESE Programme

Explore with Me available from Junior Infants to Second Class is
completely in line with the SESE Primary Curriculum and
NCCA guidelines.


Explore with Me for Junior Infants and Senior Infants has the
following components:

  • Pupils’ Book
  • My Little Book of Posters (for use at home)
  • Teacher’s Resource Book
  • Poster Flip Chart (10 posters per level)
  • Digital Resources

Explore with Me for First Class and Second Class has the
following components:

  • Pupils’ Book – Fascinating Facts appear regularly throughout, providing interesting and unusual facts which will appeal to children
  • Exploration Copy – designed for extension activities
  • Teacher’s Resource Book
  • Six stand-alone Posters
  • Digital Resources


  • Explore with Me covers all strands of the SESE programme from Junior Infants to Second Class
  • History, Geography and Science are given equal attention in the programme, ensuring a balanced approach to the teaching of SESE
  • The programme is organised into ten themes at each class level; one theme is covered per month
  • A spiral approach is used whereby themes are revisited to allow for extensive engagement with each topic
  • Key SESE skills are targeted; the development of geographical, historical and scientific skills is a key feature of the programme
  • Opportunities are provided for integration between the SESE subjects and other curricular areas
  • Designing, making, investigating and experimenting are key features of science lessons; the programme ensures that hands-on, practical activities are undertaken
  • The programme is clearly laid out; each subject is colour-coded in the Pupils’ Book and the Teacher’s Resource Book
  • Colourful design, clear layout and a child-friendly font make the programme accessible to children of all abilities
  • Each of Little Explorer characters is associated with a particular subject to enable children to differentiate between subjects; Sparky is the Little Explorer for Science,
    Erin represents Geography and Fionn is linked to History
Explore with Me Programme Overview Primary SESE Programme