Reading Rocks Reviews KS1

The gorgeous books in the KS1 bag this time were, 'If winter comes, tell it I'm not here' by Simona Ciraolo and 'Where Bjorn belongs' by Samuel Langley-Swain. Millie and Theo both really enjoyed these books and their beautiful illustrations.

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Reading Rocks Book Reviews UKS2

These were the books contained within our UKS2 subscription bag and they were reviewed by 2 year 6 pupils. Evie reviewed 'The girl, the ghost and the lost name' and she says "I love this book. I think it's so creative since they put some unusual parts in but it's amazing".  'The Elemental…

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Reading Rocks Book Reviews LKS2

These fabulous books were in our LKS2 subscription bag and these were reviewed by Sam and Grace in year 3. Sam reviewed 'Wild Life' a book about Sir David Attenborough and he said he would recommend it to a friend. Sam enjoyed the part in the book where it tells us about Sir David waking up next…

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Reading Rocks Book Reviews KS1

These were the books received in our KS1 subscription bag and they were reviewed by Harry and Ava in year 2. Harry thought 'Enzo, the swallows and me' was a great book about being friends and he loved the part where they used worms to scare away annoying big sisters! Ava would recommend 'I…

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Reading Rocks Book Reviews EYFS

These were the first two books received in our EYFS subscription bag and the children in Rose and Tulip loved reading these stories. Many children within KS1 and KS2 also enjoyed  'There was a young zombie who swallowed a worm', a brilliant retelling of There was an old lady who swallowed a fly.…

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Paul Cookson and Liz Million visit

Way back at the beginning of November, thanks to money raised from the Bog-Eyed jog, we were able to welcome back into school the amazing and inspiring poet Paul Cookson. This time he also bought the very talented and entertaining illustrator/author Liz Million with him. We also had other…

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Book World Cup Winner 2022

Here it is! The winner of Duke Streets World book cup 2022. A huge 9 out of 11 classes chose this book as their favourite. A brilliant book and a very worthy winner. We hope your children have enjoyed reading and voting on these books.

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The Machine of Dreams.

Wow!! Our Machine of Dreams was super busy in Good News Assemblies on Friday. A huge well done to these fantastic home readers.

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Reading Rocks subscription

Thanks to our sponsors, Sunshine Street Before and After School Club and Codias, we have been able to purchase a year's subscription to Reading Rocks. Each half term, each Key Stage will receive two recently published books, promotional materials and treats. Our first bags were opened by our…

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Move over The Bash Street Kids, here come The Duke Street Kids!

With money raised from last year's Bog Eyed Jog we were able to purchase a year's school subscription to the Beano. The children have loved reading about the adventures of Dennis the Menace and copies have been flying off the shelves. So much so that we've had to purchase back issues to keep up…

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Duke Street Book World Cup 2022

Since the beginning of November, 16 amazing books have 'competed' in our Book World Cup. Each class in the school have read and then voted on their favourite books and we are now approaching the final vote!  The two books in the final are The Barnabus Project written and illustrated by the Fan…

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Geography Fun Quiz

As we are coming to the end of the school year. I thought we should finish with a fun Geography Quiz. The class who answers the most facts correctly will win a tub of sweets/ chocolate for their class party (I will discuss with the class teacher).


Good luck and have fun!




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