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Welcome to Rhino Class 

Years 1 & 2 


The children are taught by Miss Sheikh and have support from Mrs Skirrow in the mornings and Mrs Hughes in the afternoons.

Miss Sheikh

Rhinos are very lucky to have the excellent Mrs Rigby leading them on Tuesday morning when Miss Sheikh will have her PPA time. 

Summer Term

Take a look at the learning planned for this term!

Summer Term Curriculum Overview 


Rhino's Class Flag  

We used Zentangle Art as the inspiration for our flag. Zentangle is a method for drawing which not only promotes concentration and creativity but at the same time increases personal well-being. The children chose their section and how they would decorate it before slotting all the pieces together to form one large Rhino. In Rhino Class, we are all individuals but we join together to work as part of a team.

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

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

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

Autumn Term 

 Please take a look at the exciting learning planned for this 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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