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The Toy Show Report

December 11th, 2017 by Ms Byrne

Mr Coleman’s class wrote out a report on the annual Late Late Toy Show which aired on the 1st of December this year. Here are some of the best ones:

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School library

October 31st, 2017 by Ms. Considine

I hope you are all enjoying the mid-term break and taking some time to read your library books. When you return to school next week leave a review of the book you have read on Orla’s beautiful Autumn wall display.

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5th Class Visit to Clondalkin Library

October 27th, 2017 by Mr Byrne

On Thursday 26th October, Mr. Byrne’s 5th class visited Clondalkin Library as part of South Dublin County Council Book festival. We listened to and chatted to children’s author, Tom Palmer. Tom is from Yorkshire in England and he flew over specially to talk to schools in South Dublin libraries.

During the talk, children from our school and Clonburris asked Tom lots of good questions about his books, what it is like being an author, himself and how to go about writing a book! We found out in his spare time he spends time with his family, he enjoys reading, he watches sports (especially football) and he likes to go running on the Yorkshire Moors.

We learned that Tom writes books about topics he knows a lot about. He travels to countries and places first to research people and places in his books. To get inspiration for writing he reads lots of books and watches relevant movies. Tom writes about people he has met. His mam inspired him to read lots when he was a teenager, as he wasn’t that interested in reading books when he was young. He showed us his writing folder where he plans all his books before he writes. The publisher has already asked Tom to write six books next year!

Towards the end we played a quiz , then some games and Cody and Bradley even won some prizes! Overall, we all had an enjoyable time listening to and asking questions with Tom. Some of us want to write our own books when we are older!

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5th Class Recount Writing

September 13th, 2017 by Mr Byrne

Mr Byrne’s 5th class have been preparing, drafting, writing and typing their own recount writing recently on the All Ireland Hurling final. Congratulations to Ruth McCloskey, Leah Molloy and Cyprian Wolski whose articles appear below:

All Ireland Final: By Ruth McCloskey

In Croke Park, Sunday the 3rd of September, the All Ireland Hurling Final 2017 took place. Galway vs. Waterford were the lucky finalists.

At the start of this highly anticipated game, Galway took an early lead with 2 points to nil. Waterford desperately needed a goal, and just past 4 minutes Waterford scored their first goal. By the 13th minute Galway were leading by 4 points, and on 17 minutes Galway had scored their 9th point.

At halftime, with Galway ahead by just 1 point, it was all or nothing for both teams! Both teams were playing their hearts out. But just on full time Galway went dashing ahead. The Waterford team had to do something! And fast!

But in the end, as the final whistle blew, it would be Galway to win this astonishing game. The final score was Galway 0-26 to Waterford’s 2-17. The Tribesmen had come out on top. It was 1988 the last time Galway won. So it seemed that Liam McCarthy had found a new home! Until next year! . . . .

2017 All Ireland Hurling Final: By Leah Molloy

On the 3rd of September 2017, Galway and Waterford battled it out in the All Ireland hurling final. It took place in Croke Park. It started at 3:30pm and ended at 5:15. Whatever team won would bring home the shiny Liam McCarthy cup.

Galway started with two quick points. Kevin Moran scored the first goal for Waterford. Galway were then winning by two points at half time. Tommy Ryan scored a spectacular point for Waterford and the Waterford fans cheered.

Galway eventually won and brought home the Liam McCarthy cup. All the Galway fans went home happy and they were very happy because Galway had not won in 29 years!


2017 All IRELAND HURLING FINAL by Cyprian Wolski

Last Sunday in Croke Park the All Ireland Final was played between Galway and Waterford. They were trying to win the trophy called Liam McCarty.

After the whistle blew, Kevin Moran scored a great goal for Waterford. But Galway did not want Waterford to win. Galway played their hearts out and Galway scored more points and before half time Galway were ahead by 1 point. This meant that it was 0-14 for Galway and 2-07 for Waterford. The crowd was amazed by the game so far.

In the second half though Waterford went ahead by a few points. The match was getting more intense every second. Galway then then got the breeze at their backs they had a chance to close the gap. At that second Galway scored a beauty and then a few more points. The final whistle blew and it was over – Galway had WON! The crowd cheered.

Galway were happy. They did not win for the past 29 years everyone was delighted. That’s how the All Ireland Final ended!

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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,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 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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Orla’s Library Displays

May 25th, 2017 by Ms. Considine

As you have all noticed, Orla has done a fantastic job at keeping the library bright, colourful and interesting. Her interactive and fun displays  have made library time more engaging. She is an amazing artist and has used her creativity to make reading fun for all! Have a look at her work below!


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New books in our library

May 25th, 2017 by Ms. Considine

Mr Carty has recently  put a lot of new books in our school library. He has added books by your favourite authors such as Roald Dahl and David Walliams. Another new book in the library is Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce


Sputnik is an alien from outer space who has come to embark on a mission to save earth from obliteration. This book is laugh-out-loud funny.

Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson.

Maia is an orphan in search of distant relatives a thousand miles up the Amazon River. She meets two spiteful lazy cousins who refuse to go outdoors and enjoy all the Rainforest has to offer them. Read about Maia’s adventures in this gripping book.

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Wonder is about  August (“Auggie”), a young boy born with severe facial abnormalities who, at the age of 10, leaves the safety of his parents’ homeschooling and begins attending a New York private school.

Seeking Refuge Series by Andy Glynne and others

This is a gripping series of books based on the theme of Global Citizenship. After we have raised our 6th Green flag, these books should be of great interest to you all. Each story tells a tale of children from across the world in far reaching corners of the globe.

Please comment below if you read any of these books and I will pick out a winner for the next assembly.

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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, making 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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Book reviews April by Ms. Shaw’s 4th Class:

April 26th, 2017 by lkilleen6895

Here are a selection of book reviews we completed in April.

No Goodbye by Marita Conlon McKenna

This is a book about a family dealing with a crisis. The mam has left and the dad tries to get his family back. It is good because you have to read the whole book to see if the mother will come back.

We recommend this book because it is full of drama. We think it is suitable for 4th and 5th class and we give it a 9/10!

By Kayleigh Power and Carly Gilsenan


Millionaire Mayhem by Sue Mongredien

This is a book about a family that become rich. We like this book because it shows the children who see the real side of being rich.

We recommend it to everyone to read because it is funny, easy to read and we really enjoyed it. We give it a 9/10

By Ryan Molloy Nicholson and Ruby Fallon

Dockside Series: An Act of Kindness by John Townsend

This book is very interesting. It showed me what friendships are. It is a short read but it is still a worthwhile read.

I would recommend this book to all ages and you could even read it to a younger brother or sister. It’s easy to read but still interesting. I  would give this book 10/10

By Carlie Larkin


A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

This book is about three children whose parents died in a fire so the children must live with a man who is cruel to them. I recommend this book because it is interesting and sad in places. It is suitable for those who can handle sadness in a story! I give it a 10/10

By Taha Altalabani


Billy Bonkers by Giles Andreae

This book is about a boy named Billy and he has a LOT of problems! Billy’s sister, who is very clever, has to try and work out all of his problems. It is a funny book and I would recommend anyone to read this as it is interesting and makes me want to read more! I would give this book a 10/10

By Robyn Meredith O’ Brien

AtoZ Encyclopaedia volume 2 by Miles Kelly Publishing

I love these series of books as they’re crammed with really interesting facts. I would recommend them to anyone as they are super interesting and good to read. I would give this book 9/10

By Reece Donegan


Mossop’s Last Chance by Michael Morpurgo

This book was easy to read, and has great pictures. It was a great story and I really enjoyed reading it. I would rate it as 8/10

By Eva Toner


Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

This book is about a fox who would go to a farm every night and steal a chicken, goose or turkey for his family. It is one of the best books I have ever read and I think it’s suitable for 3rd or 4th class. I would give this book a 9/10.

By Tadhg Kinsella


Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

It is about a young boy who goes on an adventure to settle an ongoing battle between all the gods. This is the best action packed book I have read. It can be funny in places. I would recommend it for 4th, 5th or 6th class. I would give it a 9/10

By Jake Coffey

Ethan’s voice by Rachel Carter

This is a book about a boy, who lives on a canal, loses his voice and can’t go to school. He meets a girl called Polly and they have lots of adventures to try to figure out why Ethan lost his voice and if he can remember how to talk again. I loved this book when my teacher read it to the class. I hated when she had to stop because I wanted her to read more. It is a book full of drama and suspense. I would recommend this book to anyone and I would give it a 9 and a half out of 10.

By Calvin Connor


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St. Patrick Acrostic Poems

March 24th, 2017 by Ms Byrne

We created some acrostic poems about St. Patrick. Please read and enjoy the top 4 from our class:

St. Patrick by Rayhana Ameur

Shamrocks everywhere,

Today is the day.

Put your Irish dancing shoes on,

A lot of fun we’ll have.

Things to wear – green, orange & white.

Ribbons on hair.

Ireland flags in the air!

Céilí  – we have to learn,

Kids having great times!

St Patrick – by Jessy Huynh

Saint Patrick is famous,

The saint who isn’t scared of snakes.

Patrick got taken as a slave,

And escaped.

Then scared the snakes of Ireland.

Rescued Ireland from snakes.

Ireland is safe now!

Celebrate and clap,

Kind and happy lad- Patrick.


St. Patrick by Coleen Imperial

St. Patrick our hero,

The hero we care for.

People all in green,

All the sheep he cared for.

The snakes are all gone.

Ready for celebration.

It’s all set in Ireland,

Come on it’s on the 17th of March,

Keep this in your mind we’re about to celebrate.


St. Patrick – Katelyn McKiernan

Saint Patrick’s Day is on its way,

Till Saturday that is the day.

Pirates were on his way for him,

And he had to stay away.

Today he wanted to get away,

Really wanting God to help him this day.

Ireland was a country he might have liked,

Colourful and green he liked his way,

Kindness and goodness he spreads all day.

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