Having previously taught Years 1, 3 and 5 Mrs. Atkinson has a wide knowledge and understanding of the primary curriculum. One of her proudest achievements was the creation and implementation of a new history curriculum at her previous school, which allowed her to develop her personal interest in the subject. Whilst having the opportunity to work with English Heritage on a number of projects, she has seen first hand the enjoyment pupils get out of looking into the past and discovering how and why it impacts our current lives. Through these projects Mrs. Atkinson has had the opportunity to work with a range of museums to develop their learning resources as well as create displays produced by pupils that focus on the history of their local area.
Mrs. Atkinson believes the pupils she teaches thrive on the enthusiasm she brings to every topic they learn about and they often accuse her of enjoying activities more than they do! She seeks to establish a classroom of curious minds, eager to question the world around them and explore their own interests while accepting those of others.
Outside of the classroom, Mrs. Atkinson enjoys cooking, especially baking, hiking and swimming. She also enjoys travelling and finds the opportunity to learn more about other people and their cultures fascinating.