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Welcome to Rhinos - Years 1 and 2


Welcome to the sunny summer term in Rhinos!


Wow!  How are we already in our summer term as 'Team Rhino'?

Here is a picture of our team flag.

Everyone contributed and it stays up all year to remind us we are a strong and supportive team.


Although this is a short half-term, we will squeeze in a lot of learning. Click the button below to read more about what we will be focusing on until June.

Summer 1 - our half-term overview



The joys of spring as a Rhino!

Rhinos are happily back in the classroom and continue to show excellent teamwork.  It is great to see the children support and encourage each other with their daily learning. We are enjoying the return to whole school activites of collective worships, playtimes and lunchtimes together.

With the wonder of spring outside, we are taking time to notice the small changes happening in our natural world. It's a fabulous time of year to have fun learning together! Click the button below to look at what we will be working on this half term.


Spring 2 - our half-term overview



Welcome to 2022 in Rhinos!


We are begining this new year as we mean to go on by talking about, and demonstrating, our school values each day: positivity, honesty, teamwork, kindness and respect.


Rhinos are a fabulous team who work hard to support, encourage and have fun together as we learn and grow. Click on the button below to look at all the amazing learning we will be doing this half-term.

Spring 1 - our half-term overview

Rhinos are very lucky to have the excellent Mrs. Rigby leading them on Wednesday afternoons, when Mrs. Brownbill will have her PPA time. 



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

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

In our class we enjoy a mix of adult directed tasks and our own learning time. We are readers, writers, mathematicians, investigators, creators and we harness the power of our imagination. 
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 wonderful 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 is in the area. They also make funny noises like squeaks, growls, trumpet calls and they even 'mmwonk' when they are relaxed! 
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