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Model Primary and Nursery School, Derry


PDMU in the Model is very much about the development of values and attitudes. It focuses on encouraging each of our pupils to become personally, emotionally and socially effective. We want them to lead healthy, safe and fulfilled lives and to become confident, independent and responsible citizens, who will make informed and responsible choices and decisions throughout their lives. We have no greater wish for our children than this.

The Revised NI Curriculum require schools to pay specific attention to emotional development, health and safety, relationships and the development of moral thinking, values and action. This done with the aid of the following PDMU units:

Strand 1: Personal Understanding And Health

Themselves and Their Personal Attributes

Learning Intention: Recognise uniqueness

and value personal qualities and abilities.

Their Own and Others' Feelings and Emotions

Learning Intention: Recognise and manage

a variety of feelings.

Keeping Healthy and Safe

Learning Intention: Recognise what constitutes

a healthy lifestyle.

Strand 2: Mutual Understanding in The Local And Wider


Relationships with Family and Friends

Learning Intention: Understand the importance

of positive relationships with family and friends

Responsibilities and Confl ict Situations

Learning Intention: Understand the necessity

for classroom rules and positive management

of confl ict

Similarities and Differences

Learning Intention: Recognise and value diversity

Learning to Live as a Member of a


Learning Intention: Understand their role in

the school community