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Victor Seymour Infants' School


At Victor Seymour we are using a scheme called 'Unlocking Letters and Sounds'.

Unlocking Letters and Sounds is a systematic synthetic phonics programme which follows the progression of the 2007 Letters and Sounds framework, with the addition of some KS1 National Curriculum objectives.

Through ULS children will learn the 150+ graphemes that are represented by the 44 phonemes of the English language along with common exception words (CEWs) in a planned, progressive way. This is achieved through daily phonics lessons, reading practice using fully decodable books matched to the child’s phonic knowledge and daily handwriting practice.

How to teach Phonics

Progression in Phonics