So, we were in our team meeting today and our Foundation Stage Coordinator announced that children cannot achieve LSL points 7 and 8 unless they have scale point 4. So they cannot read simple CVC words (LSL7) unless they know the sounds AND names of most letters of the alphabet. I had never heard this before. My children know all 26 sounds, but not most of the names (we are only just starting this). However, even my low ability can read simple CVC words and so I was going to give them the LSL7 point. Is this true? Has anyone else heard this?