Teaching Materials


Explore with Me Teacher’s Resource Books provide a wide range of resource material to successfully teach and implement the SESE programme:

  • Yearly Plans, Curriculum Overview, Aistear Overview (Junior and Senior Infants), Monthly Plans, Individual Lesson Plans, Class Assessment Record (Junior Infants to Second Class) Photocopiable Masters (PCMs), Fortnightly Overviews.
  • To facilitate planning, the yearly, monthly, fortnightly and individual lesson plans are available in an editable format.
  • Individual Lesson Plans cover the following:
    • Curriculum Information Differentiation
    • Skills Assessment
    • Vocabulary Extension Ideas
    • FYI Integration
    • Resources/Equipment
    • Lesson Outline
    • Key Questions (Think like a Scientist, Think like a Geographer, Think like a Historian)
  • Photocopiable masters (PCMs) are included and referenced within the relevant lesson plan.
  • An easy-to-use monthly Class Assessment Record can be used to monitor progress using the tick, dot, dash system (Junior Infants to Second Class).
  • A KWL chart (First to Sixth Class) is available in both digital and
    photocopiable formats.
  • Curriculum objectives are listed for each chapter (Third to Sixth Class).
  • A Guide to Virtual Field Trips is provided (Third to Sixth Class).
  • Contains STEAM activities for each chapter (Third to Sixth Class).
  • Features a differentiation toolkit and an assessment toolkit (Third to Sixth).



Teachers can access the Explore with Me interactive e-books at www.edcolearning.ie, plus a bank of  free digital resources, including:

  • Fun and engaging thematic posters and end of unit quizzes to reinforce thematic posters and end of unit quizzes to reinforce thematic learning (Third to Sixth Class)
  • Exciting activities to consolidate learning
  • Interactive mapping zone for Geography
  • Videos, animations, audio clips, slideshows and PowerPoints to enhance pupil learning and engagement
  • Editable lesson plans and planning overviews