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Welcome to Rhinos Class 

Years 1 & 2 

Summer Term!

Please take a look at all of our exciting learning planned in Rhinos for this summer term.

Summer- Curriculum Overview 



In Rhino class we have been learning about Brazil in our Georgroahy sessions and comparing it to the UK!

The children were able to create their own carnival masks as well as salsa. There was some great teamwork and all the children enjoyed trying their salsa with the tortilla chips!


Welcome back Rhinos!

Happy New Year!

Please take a look at our learning for the Spring Term.

Spring- Curriculum Overview 

Rhino Class have Indoor PE on a Monday and Outdoor PE on a Wednesday.

(Children can leave their kits in school on their pegs.)

 Please bring a water bottle and a coat to school every day.

We are Miss Sheikh and Mrs Hughes and we are delighted to lead our crash (the collective noun for a group of rhinos!) this year.  
Miss SheikhAngie

We are excited for this year of fun as we learn, ponder, investigate, play, challenge ourselves and work as a team.

 Please take a look at our learning for the second half of the Autumn Term.

Autumn 2- Curriculum Overview

 Rhinos are very lucky to have the excellent Mrs Rigby leading them on Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings when Miss Sheikh will have her PPA time. 

 In our class, we enjoy a mix of adult-directed tasks and our own learning time. We are readers, writers, mathematicians, investigators, and creators.

Please click the button below, for the overview of our learning this half-term.

All about rhinos

We are enjoying learning about rhinos and what amazing animals they are.  Here are 5 facts:

  • There are 5 different species of rhinos: Black, White (they are both actually grey in colour), Sumatran, Javan and the Greater one-horned rhino.  Black and White rhinos live in Africa and Sumatran, Javan and the Greater one-horned rhinos live in Asia.
  • The word 'rhinoceros' originally comes from two Greek words - 'rhino' meaning 'nose' and 'ceros' meaning 'horn' so their name is 'nose horn'.
  • Rhinos are under real threat of becoming extinct in our lifetime. One of the biggest threats is from poachers who take the rhino's horn and then leave the animal to die.  The horn is made of keratin, just like our hair and fingernails, so it has no medicinal properties.
  • Rhinos love to get mucky! They wallow and roll in mud to help keep themselves cool.  The thick layer of mud acts like suncream and helps to protect their skin. It also helps to stop bugs from biting them.
  • Rhinos can communicate with each other through their poo! The different smells tell the rhinos who are in the area. They also make funny noises like squeaks, growls, and trumpet calls and they even 'mmwonk' when they are relaxed! 



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