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.
In 2018, Ravenor Primary School was the first school in London to achieve the Gold accreditation for its WWO curriculum.
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|
|October||Eye Contact||Good looking, signal, watch and communication|
|November||Random Grouping||Mixing up, non-verbal, body language, helping and eye contact|
|December & January||Taking Turns||Sharing, patience, respect, kindness, self-control & body language|
|February||Stopping and Being Ready to Listen||Pencils down, eyes looking, ears listening, hands/feet still, body language|
|March||Non-verbal Listening||Looking, body language, facing partner, listening, eye contact, good listeners & posture|
|April||Listening and Remembering||Remember, repeat, echo!, recall, summarise, report sequencing and time vocabulary e.g. first, next, finally|
May – problem solving: decision making and negotiation
June – problem solving: negotiation and compromise
July – building on ideas and peer feedback
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:
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: