Dunn Street is a school committed to enhancing and promoting the joy of reading.  We are passionate about encouraging pupils to discover the wonderful world of the written word.

Alongside our school reading scheme (The Oxford Reading Tree), we promote a love of stories through a curriculum that is based around quality texts.

We know as parents and carers, you share our vision and would encourage you to read regularly for pleasure with your children.  We hope some of these links will inspire you…

This is just a joy for all fathers (and anyone else!) who want to read more to their children!  The US comedian BJ Novak has written a book with no pictures at all, just words. That might seem boring… but just wait!  Click here to find out more…

Join Oxford Owl

They’ve made FREE eBooks tablet-friendly, simply join them!  Click here to find a great range of books for age ranges from 3 years to 11 years old.

Julia Donaldson’s top tips

Julia Donaldson has written some of the most popular and best-loved children’s stories including The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom, The Highway Rat, Zog and Stick Man.

She is also the author of the popular phonic Songbirds series, part of Oxford Reading Treepublished by Oxford University Press.

Click here to watch these videos of Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson talking about some simple and fun ways you can help your child with their reading at home. Guaranteed to make reading fun and help your child develop a love of reading.

Michael Rosen’s Top Tips for Bed Time Reading

In this video Michael Rosen reveals top tips for reading bedtime stories.  Click here to see the famous author’s top tips!