Folens Explorers | Science Week 2021 | Free resources, lesson plans and activities for teachers and their class

Science Week covered!

We’ve made additional resources available especially for science week. Folens Explorers has the right focus on science skills development and hands-on learning. The step-by-step investigations or design and make activities use easy to source materials to help you develop the scientists in your classroom! We also have a STEM Challenge for each level from 1st - 6th Class.

Read on to learn more about the Explorers programme. 

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Folens Explorers

Everything you need to teach SESE!

Folens Explorers uses a thematic approach to bring together your history, geography and science lessons. Explorers also has the right focus on skills development and hands-on learning.  As well as the ideal combination of engaging, age-appropriate and robust content to help you deliver dynamic lessons.  

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What’s on offer for each subject

Explorers provides everything you need to deliver a broad and balanced history, geography and science curriculum. Content is robust and easy to follow, broken down into key points, with a clear introduction and conclusion in each unit to explain what is covered and why. Skills tasks throughout each unit provide regular, in-context skills practice and support active reading.

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Folens Explorers SESE print and digital school books themes

Thematic Approach for JI-2nd Class

Explorers for Junior Infants–2nd Class is built around 10 themes. History, Geography and Science are covered in each theme, allowing you to teach in a more integrated way. The same themes are revisited each year so that learning is spiralled with ease. 

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Skills-focused Approach for 3rd-6th Class

Explorers covers both the skills and strands of the curriculum in an engaging way. There are opportunities in every lesson for children to work as historians, geographers and scientists. This includes two skills activities at the end of each unit, as well as step-by-step science investigations and scaffolded ‘Design and Make’ projects. 

Find out more about 3rd - 6th Class 

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Here are the top 5 things you need to know about Explorers

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Explorers is really developing the wonder and awe in those little historians, geographers and scientists.”

Aoife Doyle, Teacher & Explorers Author chats about JI-2nd Class

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“Explorers delivers robust content so children can develop a strong foundation in SESE.”

Aoife McGrath, Teacher & Explorers Author chats about 3rd-6th Class
Folens cost of school books


At Infants, Explorers is digitally led so the Digital Component provides the teaching content, for which a licence must be purchased. The pupil books are designed to support the digital resources and hands-on learning.

From 1st to 6th Class, Explorers is print led, through the pupil books. The supporting digital resources are complimentary on adoption of the pupil books.

Click below to see pricing or talk to your local Folens Rep for the package that best suits your school’s needs.

Explorers Pricing


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Teacher resources to save you time

Explorers teacher resources include comprehensive, editable plans, packed with fresh ideas for hands-on activities, using easy-to-source materials. They also provide support for differentiation and assessment in SESE.  

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