Living learning together

This detailed resource is designed to help primary teachers of any year group deliver Personal Development and Mutual Understanding (PD&MU) lessons.

Living Learning Together

This comprehensive teaching resource is made up of seven units, one for each year of primary school.

Each unit is made up of different classroom activities and information for teachers, to help them deliver Personal Development and Mutual Understanding (PD&MU) lessons and meet the objectives of the subject.

Each unit is broken up into sections which directly link to the statutory requirements of PD&MU. Teachers could choose to deliver the entire unit, or pick and choose different resources to use in lessons.


Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • Children aged 4 to 11
  • Use with whole classes

Please note that because these resources are so extensive, they have not been fully quality-assured by our team. The CCEA is a trusted source for content with its own quality assurance process, so we have still included it. Do read through our guidance for using resources before using this resource.


Curriculum links

Northern Ireland – Personal Development & Mutual Understanding

Personal Understanding and Health

Pupils should be enabled to explore:

• their self–esteem and self-confidence; (KS1)

• their own and others’ feelings and emotions and how their actions affect others; (KS1)

• positive attitudes to learning and achievement; (KS1)

• strategies and skills for keeping themselves healthy and safe. (KS1)

• their self-esteem, self-confidence and how they develop as individuals; (KS2)

• their management of a range of feelings and emotions and the feelings and emotions of others; (KS2)

• effective learning strategies; (KS2)

• how to sustain their health, growth and well-being and coping safely and efficiently with their environment. (KS2)

Mutual Understanding in the Local and Wider Community

Pupils should be enabled to explore:

• initiating and developing mutually satisfying relationships; (KS1)

• responsibility and respect, honesty and fairness; (KS1)

• constructive approaches to conflict; (KS1)

• similarities and differences between people; (KS1)

• developing themselves as members of a community (KS1)

• initiating, developing and sustaining mutually satisfying relationships; (KS2)

• human rights and social responsibility; (KS2)

• causes of conflict and appropriate responses; (KS2)

• valuing and celebrating cultural difference and diversity; (KS2)

• playing an active and meaningful part in the life of the community and being concerned about the wider environment. (KS2)

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