At Jericho Primary School, children use key skills to help them work out what new words say when they learn to read. This is called decoding. Working out what words mean is like cracking the code to reading. Phonics and learning sight words are key skills for decoding. At Jericho Primary School we use the 'Read, Write, Inc' phonics scheme to teach phonics. We choose this scheme as it provides a clear, systematic approach to the teaching of reading.