Working with Others (WWO)

Working With Others at Ravenor Primary School

Ravenor Primary School, Ealing

What is it?

Working with Others (WWO) is a support programme for schools and early year’s settings that has a dramatic impact on leaning, pupil behaviour, class relationships and how pupil groups are embedded in the curriculum. Here at Ravenor, we understand that learning takes place in a social context where positive pupil relationships are essential.

Every month we have a whole school focus on a specific skill that develops the pupil’s ability to work with others. Below shows you what we have been doing:


September Knowing and Using Names Looking, body language, facing partner, use their name and say their name
  • Pass the ball
  • On my right, on my left
  • Learning/talk partners
October Eye Contact Good looking, signal, watch and communication
  • Dancing pens
  • Mirror
  • Follow the leader
November Random Grouping Mixing up, non-verbal, body language, helping and eye contact
  • Lining up in height order, door number, age order
  • Dancing pens
  • WWO cards
December & January Taking Turns Sharing, patience, respect, kindness, self-control & body language
  • Squiggle drawing
  • Lining up games
  • Circle games
  • Board games
February Stopping and Being Ready to Listen Pencils down, eyes looking, ears listening, hands/feet still, body language
  • Guess the picture
  • Chinese whispers
  • Back to back
  • Newsround
  • Tell me…
  • Rehearsing
  • Stopping
  • Mirroring
March Non-verbal Listening Looking, body language, facing partner, listening, eye contact, good listeners & posture
  • Balloon help
  • Wink games
  • This makes me feel good
  • Tell me three things about…
April Listening and Remembering Remember, repeat, echo!, recall, summarise, report sequencing and time vocabulary e.g. first, next, finally
  • Rhythm
  • Name train
  • Jack in the box
  • Picture bank
  • This makes me feel good
  • Going to the market
  • Circle/questioning games
  • Action rhymes and songs


How to practise at home:
To continue to develop these vital skills at home, there are many ways in which you can help. These include:

  • When you are speaking to your child, praise them on their great eye contact.
  • If they are speaking to someone, encourage them to use their name or the question ‘What is your name?’.
  • If your child attends after school activities or even a sports club, you may ask them ‘Who did you learn with today? How did you help them?’.
  • Ask them ‘What skills have you used in school today? How did they help you work with others?’.


The children at Ravenor have been working on their ability to communicate positively with the people around them. They have demonstrated excellent team work and interpersonal skills through using eye-contact and body language to show others that they are listening. This term we are focusing on trust, communication and problem solving across all key stages. Here are some examples of Working With Other’s activities in action:


FS1: Sharing ideas and working as a team

FS2: Shared writing – a letter to the class teddy

Expressive art and design /Sharing and turn taking

(EAD) Making a robot together

Random grouping – making friendship bracelets

KS2: Year 5 and 6 random grouping activity day