Inspired by nature | KS1 | Year 2 | Grammar

Home Learning (Year 1-6): Year 2

Black rhino

Black rhinos are smaller than other African rhinos. They have a hooked upper lip, which helps them to feed on leaves from bushes and trees. They also have two horns (and sometimes even a third!).

In the past, people thought black rhinos liked to be on their own. In this clip, however, we will see how they sometimes like to come together under the stars.

Credit: BBC One - Africa. This clip may not work on some devices; please see our Help page.

Literacy idea

Imagine you are a black rhino. Write an invitation to your rhino friends inviting them to a party under the stars.

Remember to include the following information:

  • Who you are inviting

Dear …,

  • What you are inviting them to

You are warmly invited to

  • What will be happening

During the party, there will be

  • The time and location

The party will commence at …

  • A reminder for your guest to RSVP

Please let me know whether you will/will not be attending. Send your response to

You can decorate your invitation to make it look as inviting as possible.

Wider Curriculum idea

Use these facts about rhinos from* to make a true or false quiz. Test your friends’ or family’s knowledge – you could give your rhino party invitation to whoever does best in the quiz, as a prize!

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