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Summer Reading Project 2017

June 29th, 2017 by Mr. Carty

The children in 3rd to 5th class have received a book to read over the summer. The 3rd classes are reading the 2nd book in the Milo Adventures by Mary Arrigan. The 4th classes are reading Four Kids, Three Cats, Two Cows, One Witch (Maybe!) by Siobhan Parkinson. The 5th classes are reading the Parent Agency by David Baddiel.

When the children are finished they can either submit a book review in the comments section below, or else hand write a book report and bring it back to me in September. All books must be returned in September. Any child that completes a book report will receive a prize.

Happy reading!

Mr. Carty


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NEW School Record–Lennon Berrigan!

June 23rd, 2017 by Mr. Stuart and tagged ,

Wow! Lennon Berrigan in 5th class has broken the school record! Never before has anyone at Talbot typed so fast. 

Yesterday, the 22nd June 2017, Lennon typed at a speed of 74 words per minute (wpm). He showed me and his teacher Ms Ward the certificate from typing.com,which he got when practicing here in school.

Many many congratulations to him. How fast will he be next year? 

How fast will YOU be next year? Lennon practices on typing.com. You can too, for free. Create an account for free and begin! Remember, you must practice with the fingers on the correct letters; aim to get good before aiming to get fast. Enjoy!

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Talbot’s Top Typists–Can YOU beat these speeds?

June 22nd, 2017 by Mr. Stuart and tagged ,

Congrats to everyone who took part in this year’s Top TEN-FINGER Typing competition. 

Special congratulations to three of you who got over 50 words per minute (wpm)!!! Emily Maher in 5th with 52wpm, Kadie Johnston in 6th with 57wpm, and this year’s overall winner Lennon Berigan in 5thwith 58wpm. 

The school record is 72wpm (Andrew Seagrave, 2015). Will one of you ever get that fast? Create an account for FREE at typing.com, give it 2 or 3 hours some day, make sure you practice with your fingers in the right places and you will get real fast! Enjoy!

Click here to see the list of the class winners: Top Typists Using Ten Fingers 2017 WINNERS

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Talbot Computer Science Club

June 9th, 2017 by Ms Wynne

Today at assembly Mr. Bannon and Mr. Byrne showcased two projects created at Talbot’s CS club. Well done to the children involved in their creation. They were super cool, with great dialogue, visuals, action and sound effects. Looking forward to seeing more. The CS club runs for two more weeks before we break for summer holidays.

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May Classes of the Month

June 9th, 2017 by Ms Wynne

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May Super Recyclers

June 9th, 2017 by Ms Wynne

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May Pupils of the Month

June 9th, 2017 by Ms Wynne

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Talbot Computer Science Club

May 23rd, 2017 by Mr Byrne

Every Monday after school, Mr Bannon and Mr Byrne are helping out 4th and 5th class children in the Talbot CS (Computer Science) club.

Computer Science skills are really important in the world we live in and the children in the club are using IT (Information Technology) skills, creating stories on Scratch, working with others, following instructions, makingĀ games and completing IT tasks.

Well done to everyone who is taking part in the club. In the next assembly we will be showcasing some of the projects the children have created.

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Grandparent’s Day – May 19th **Competition**

May 9th, 2017 by Mr. Carty

This year we are celebrating Grandparent’s Day on Friday May 19th. Grandparent’s are invited to the school hall at 11:15am for a healthy lunch, kindly supplied by GLANMORE FOODS (our school lunch providers). The children will then join the grandparents and we will celebrate the role our grandparents play in our lives. Invites have been sent home with the children, and I am asking that they be returned by this Friday, May 11th.

Also, I am asking children to write in the comments section why their grandparents are so important to them. I will put all the people who comment into a draw for some prizes. 

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Attendance Awards For Term 2

April 27th, 2017 by Ms Wynne

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