Hello and welcome to our page about Zindzi's visit to our class in Y5V!


It is now official: Poaching statistics for 2013 in South Africa: 1004.

Poaching Statistics 2013_2014: Follow the link

News update: 5th January 2014 - The good news: After our rhino day in December, we finally transferred the amount of £420 into the account of the Kariega Foundation Trust Fund. Kariega can be visited on the following link: - this is the home of Thandi! Thandi was poached brutally, but she's a brave rhino and survived. Read about her 'ordeal' on this link.

Kariega Game Reserve

Statistics update: 21/12/2013 - 946 rhinos poached in South Africa only, 573 in the Kruger National Park - the oldest and largest National Park in South Africa - and in Africa.

2012 statistics: 688. We still have 10 days to go. That means 12-15 more rhinos will lose their lives.

You can visit our class blog HERE


We had an exciting Rhino Day in school on Wednesday 18th December 2013

In all classes, Teachers planned different Literacy and other activities throughout the day for their children. All children also had a word search pitched at the year group. In Y5 we read the first chapter of 'Wild Fire' - a novel about the poaching of rhinos and then we designed a new book cover. We also made some rhino biscuits and some of us enjoyed the story telling with Nursery children. Others from our class made their own puppets and used it in their story telling with Nursery children.

Y3s turned their Teachers into rhinos during their Literacy lessons on writing instructions! Y4s created leaflets about rhinos and the poaching of rhinos. Everybody loved to learn more about the rhinos.

Everyone who wanted a badge, designed and made their own badge for 50p. The badges were very popular!

Our PE Teacher was in charge of the obstacle course. Children worked as a team to complete different activities with Mr Bath on the pitch. They wore their family colours and rhino mask and were very competitive!

Different colour rhino stickers were given out to everybody after the completion of any first activity.


Clay rhinos - a crash of rhinos - by Y6! Well done to Y6! They look lovely!



Some of our badges. Do you like our rhino badges? We do!

Before the obstacle course - the rhino-run.


Book covers and a word search in Y5

Rhino biscuits baked by Y5V for the Winter Wonderland Fete.


Not a surprise anymore! 16th November - 850 rhinos poached.

Update: 7th November 2013: 825 rhinos poached.


We made our own stuffed rhinos in the year group. We absolutely love them!


Y5V Class Assembly - our Campaign poster - We are serious to save the rhinos whilst learning to persuade!


Zindzi made it to our termly glossy school news letter, which goes to all Parents!

A lovely video created by Aviraj in Year 6

Annpreet created a Wildlife-Rhino information document.

Bye, Zindzi!!! We will miss you! And Zindzi is off to another UK school.


We updated Zindzi's journal with all our activities!


During our Class Assembly on Friday 11th October 2013, we also campaigned for the rhinos. This is one of our posters. LOVE and COMPASSION is what we ask. Our Rhinos are in DEEP DEEP trouble!! The next three pictures were part of the campaign-shouty group's posters.


Update: Monday 14th November 2013

Numeracy and selling of rhino key rings!

MORE to follow the rest of the year!! We are now in the process of selling rhino-head key rings! We are going to have a rhino day in school where Y5s will have stalls and sell lots more key rings and raise awareness amongst the whole school community - all Parents included - the day will be linked to Numeracy and we can't wait for our Rhino Day!


We want everybody to show LOVE and COMPASSION to the rhinos.

Update: 13/10/2013 - In Y5 we made our own stuffed rhinos in class. Enjoy the video where we all think about how Zindzi has touched our lives.


The following photos are from Y2 - They had a surprise visit from Zindzi and they also want to protect the rhinos!


Save the rhinos! Their horns are not for medicine. Their horns are like your finger nails.



Bottom photo: Y1's had Zindzi to help them in their learning! Zindzi LOVED it! Enjoy their pictures.

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ICT and Y5V

Y5V practised our skills in Publisher when creating these rhino fact files. Enjoy some our fact files, which is going to go up on display across the school with our decorated rhinos.


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Zindzi shared some of our learning this week. Enjoy the video - we created fact files to go up around our school in EVERY room with the decorated little rhinos you can see on this page. Zindzi briefly visited some Y6 pupils, busy learning all sorts of new things in groups. We hope you will enjoy our video!

5/10/2013 - 730 poached

Sayna and Jasneet made their own rhinos during the August Summer holiday! They are now also Zindzi's cousins.


Jasneet's Summer Holiday homework [above] and Riadeep's facts on Rhinos below.

Killed in 2013 so far... - 696 as at 29 September (418 in the Kruger National Park). Way past last year's total!
Latest statistics: 12th September 2013: Killed in 2013 so far... - 627 (397 in the Kruger National Park) - this is in South Africa ONLY!

Update: 1st September 2013 - This is Navkiran's rhino, which she made all by herself - with little help from her mum - during the summer holiday. She's written some facts on the rhino and beg everybody to save our precious rhinos. Well done to Navkiran! This is wonderful to know you've done it all by yourself!

Our new lovelies in Y5 had homework over the Summer holiday. Their task was to collect about 15 facts on rhinos. They can present it in any way. Please enjoy these two power point presentations, really lovely work done by these two girls.

Sayna's Summer holiday homework - facts on rhinos

Gurpreet's Summer holiday homework - facts on rhinos




20th July 2013

Zindzi is coming and we are excited!

We are a bunch of lively Y5s in 5V, waiting for Zindzi to arrive. Zindzi will be with us in September 2013, but we couldn't wait till then to start with some work on Rhinos. These picture cards, Zindzi with African patterns, is to welcome Zindzi at our school. In each class we will be having these little picture cards with a similar size Rhino-fact file to share our research on Rhinos with the rest of the school. We look forward to more exciting projects around Zindzi and can't wait to have Zindzi with us!

12th September 2013: Killed in 2013 so far... - 627 (397 in the Kruger National Park) - this is South Africa ONLY
6th September 2013: Killed in 2013 so far.....618 (381 in the Kruger National Park)

23rd August 2013: Killed in 2013 so far... - 594 (360 in the Kruger National Park)
7th August 2013: Killed in 2013 so far... - 553 (345 in the Kruger National Park - the oldest and largest National Park in South Africa)

December : 919 RHINOS KILLED!!

We have also started with some Power Point Presentations. Please enjoy what you find here, more completed presentations to be added soon!

Update: Wednesday 7th August 2013
Zindzi has arrived!!


Zandie learnt about Rhinos! She loves rhinos and agrees that these horrible poachers should stop killing the rhinos! Zindzi had a long conversation with Zandie about rhinos and Zandie listened very patiently to all her rhino-stories!