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Gordon Primary School

Dachshund - Year 2

Class Teacher - Mrs Abrey & Mrs Cuesta  




Following a whole-school election, the children decided to name this year's classes after dogs.  The name dachshund is of German origin and literally means "badger dog," from Dachs (badger) and Hund (dog). The pronunciation varies widely in English.  A typical dachshund is long-bodied and muscular with short, stubby legs. Its front paws are unusually large and paddle-shaped for extreme digging. It has skin that is loose enough not to tear while tunneling in tight burrows to chase prey. The dachshund has a deep chest that provides increased lung capacity for stamina when hunting prey underground. Because of its long, rounded shape, dachshunds are affectionately known as sausage dogs.



To read the Autumn 2017 Information Leaflet for Year 2 Parents click here.