Reading and Phonics

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Dr. Seuss


We are proud to be using Unlocking Letters and Sounds at Sandford. ULS will support our pupils to read, spell and write fluently and quickly. The programme has been created by practising teachers who teach phonics every day and is a programme that builds on the success of Letters and Sounds.


We believe reading is central to everything. It is the key to learning and achieving your aspirations. In life, words are all around us and it opens up new worlds if we can read fluently. Reading is important for learning but also for pleasure; it is a great escape into other worlds, other people’s lives and our imagination. It can inspire us all in so many ways. Our Reading Charter demonstrates our commitment to every child in their reading journey.


KS1 Reading Dogs

KS2 Reading Dogs

  • UL&S Phonics Progression
  • READING Subject Offer
  • READING Progression Map
  • Laureate Reception
  • Laureate Year 1
  • Laureate Year 2
  • Laureate Year 3
  • Laureate Year 4
  • Laureate Year 5
  • Laureate Year 6
  • Useful Links
    Unlocking Letters and Sounds