THINK & THRIVE
PRIMARY CURRICULUM

An interactive learning journey for young people to learn to think, feel and connect with the changing world around them.

Through our PSHE discussion-based lesson plans, students will develop essential life skills for long-term emotional health and wellbeing as they explore three core subject areas: IDENTITY, SOCIETY and THE NATURAL WORLD.

VISIT OUR SECONDARY PAGE FOR LESSONS FOR 11-18 YEARS

 

CURRICULUM DETAILS

RESOURCES: Weekly lesson plans
TOPICS: 6 new modules every year CURRICULUM LINKS: PSHE & SMSC
FORMAT: Downloadable PowerPoints
LESSON PLAN OPTIONS: 60 minute lesson plans available plus assemblies
RELEVANT AGES: 5-11 years (KS1 & KS2)
COST: £350 per annum

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TOPIC: IDENTITY

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

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TOPIC: HAPPINESS


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: JOURNEYS


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: HOME


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: WASTE


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.

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TOPIC: HABITATS


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

 

Curriculum Overview

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.

ThoughtBox Primary Curriculum is a ready-to-teach SMSC and PSHE curriculum to support young people in developing 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 mindset needed to generate new ideas and take giant leaps forward in life.

How do the lesson plans work for each topic?

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

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

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

Week 3: EXPLORE PERSPECTIVES
Look at alternative perspectives across the world and explore the challenges and opportunities.

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

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.