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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 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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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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Book Fair – THANK YOU!

March 14th, 2017 by Mr. Carty

A big THANK YOU to all the children and families that supported our Book Fair. This year we sold €2690 worth of books, which means we will get back €1614 in free books for our school library.

Congratulations to our winners of the book review competition. They were Tracey Phan and Dorothy Adeoti (3rd class), Anastazja Dyl (4th class), Magdalena Gizdon (5th class) and Lily May Thunder (6th class). 

We can’t wait to get new books into our library and hope you enjoy them also. Happy reading!

 

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February Book Reviews

February 27th, 2017 by Ms Byrne

Please read three of our book reviews – all these books are in our school library!!

Fantastic Mr. Fox – by Roald Dahl
This book is about three farmers called Boggis, Bunce, and Bean. They don’t like to share but Mr. Fox tries to get their animals. I enjoyed this book because it was so funny and good but also a little bit sad. I would recommend this book for 3rd and 4th class.
By Paul Oladele

Pippa Morgan’s Diary – Love and chicken Nuggets – by Annie Kelsey
This book is about a girl called Pippa Morgan. It is set on Valentine’s Day. She is trying to find her mam a date for Valentine’s Day.
I enjoyed this book because it was really funny. I would recommend this book for 3rd, 4th 5th and 6th class. It is a really good book – I hope you read it.
By Ciara Doran

Diary of a Wimpy Kid – by Jeff Kinney
This book is about a kid named Greg who shows us the way his life is going with his family and at school with all his teachers and school bullies. I enjoyed this book because it is funny and very weird. I recommend this book for all classes.
By Rhys Forte

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Book Fair – March 7th to March 10th – Competition!

February 21st, 2017 by Mr. Carty

Our Book Fair will be here soon. Pupils and parents will be able to come and view the books on Tuesday March 7th from 9am to 12pm. You can then buy books between 9am and 11am for the rest of the week. Remember, we get 60% back in free books for our school library, so we thank everyone for supporting this great event. 

As part of the Book Fair, I am giving away a free book to a child from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class. In order to be in with a chance to win the free book, simply post a short review of a book you have read recently in the comments section of this post, including the title and author of the book. I will be announcing the winner on Monday March 6th. 

                                        

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