THOUGHTBOX PRIMARY CURRICULUM
TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE THINK & THRIVE

Holding a curious mind-set is a great starting point when you're teaching with ThoughtBox. Having an open mind allows you and your pupils to venture into the unknown together and embrace difference and diversity. After all, curiosity and connection are great ways to lead young people into the future.

 

AVAILABLE FROM JANUARY 2019

 
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TOPIC: HAPPINESS


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Exploring happiness in the different stages of our lives and understanding ways to support our own emotional well-being as we evolve and grow.

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TOPIC: IDENTITY
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Developing an understanding of our cultural identities and our special skills and unique attributes, exploring diversity and celebrating difference.

 
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TOPIC: HOME


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Exploring the feeling of home, understanding how it might feel to not have a home and engaging with some of the ways we can make people feel welcome and ‘at home’.

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TOPIC: JOURNEYS


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Engaging in some of the journeys that people take in life, exploring some of the reasons for these journeys and how it might feel to be displaced or to live as a refugee.

 
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TOPIC: HABITATS


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Exploring connections between humans and the natural world, engaging in some of the relationships and understanding how we are sharing space and can learn to live sustainably together.

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TOPIC: WASTE


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Exploring some of the journeys of our rubbish, understanding some of the stories of where waste goes across the world when we throw it ‘away’ and how we can learn to change our throw-away habits.

 

Curriculum Overview

ThoughtBox Primary Curriculum is a ready-to-teach SMSC and PSHE curriculum to support young people in developing key life skills for emotional intelligence. Each topic is available for KS1, KS2 | Years 3&4 and KS2 | Years 5&6. All PowerPoint lesson plans are available online for members to access and download via a members-only area on the ThoughtBox website.

How do this sort of learning help young people?

We believe that empathy is an innate characteristic which, just like a muscle, is something that can be strengthened over time through practice and effort. Our ThoughtBox lessons help young people to practise empathy and develop critical thinking skills, gaining the tools and mindsets needed to generate new ideas and take giant leaps forward in life.

Through hands on, interactive learning experiences designed and developed by teachers, pupils find inspiration, grow curiosity and learn to feel connected to the changing world around them.

How does it work?

Each topic contains 4 x lesson plans that follow this format:

  • LESSON 1: IMMERSE
    Engage with the topic and delve straight into ideas and learning.

  • LESSON 2: UNDERSTAND
    Understand how we got to this point and what is happening/why there is an issue.

  • LESSON 3: PERSPECTIVES
    Look at alternative perspectives and explore the challenges and opportunities.

  • LESSON 4: EMPOWER
    Inspire positive action and empowered responses moving forward.