Working with Others (WWO)

Working With Others at Ravenor Primary School

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:

 

MONTH FOCUS VOCAB GAMES
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?’.

OUR WWO STARS OF THE MONTH OF APRIL

The following tables show the children who were great at ‘Listening and Remembering’ in the month of April:

Foundation Stage Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2
Snowdrop AM
Mikolaj
Field Maple
Sana
Silver Birch
Karish
Snowdrop PM
Nina
Horse Chestnut
Miley
Apple
Isabelle
Bluebell
Liliana
Ash
Arham
Cherry
Mariam
Dandelion
Semyon
Poplar
Alejandro
Mulberry
Deja
 Poppy
Rayhan
Pine
Henry
Hawthorn
Masa
Holly
Harshprit
Sycamore
Rohman
Oak
Chayanne
Elm
Asma
Aspen
Olivia
Willow
N/A
Lime
N/A