At Abbey Park Primary Academy, we put an enormous focus on phonics teaching and learning. Phonics is the beginning of every child's reading journey. Children cannot read until they know their sounds and this is a stumbling block in every child's progression across the curriculum. For a child to succeed in any subject, they need to be able to read. We make sure that every child has the opportunity to succeed and love reading by teaching them to decode. We use Read Write Inc. as a scheme to support the teaching and learning of phonics. We use this as it is child-led, fun and engaging and gives each letter meaning.