All Aboard Phonics is a complete systematic, synthetic phonics programme for Reception and Year 1 in UK schools. It has a similar structure to the Letters and Sounds curriculum.
It is designed to enable children to start learning phonic knowledge and skills early in Reception, with a systematic introduction of the phonemes used in English. From there it provides a structured route for children to build on that foundation, so that they meet or exceed the expected standard in the year one (Y1) Phonics Screening Check.
They will then have the skills needed to continue towards becoming confident and fluent readers and writers in Years 2 and 3.
Part of the system includes the use of pictophones which teach reading the way the brain wants to learn: it’s visual and fun. With the help of visual prompts, a child can easily decode words correctly, even tricky ones. It’s ideal for visual learners, dyslexics, beginners, or struggling readers.
Each image represents a sound in the English language. For example, the Toad About to Explode represents the /t/ sound. The pictophones are an easy visual representation of the sounds of each phoneme.