New school

It’s not easy starting a new school. Listen to this poem about how it feels to be at a new school.


Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the poem and do the activities.


New school

It all looks quite familiar

But it’s different all the same.

I know that she’s my teacher

But I still don’t know her name.


I know I should remember

But I found it hard to say.

I hope I get my classmates’

Names correct another day.


Playtime’s in the playground

But I don’t know where that is.

And after that I’ve got PE

And then a science quiz.


I hope I packed my T-shirt

And my running shoes look cool.

There is so much to remember

When you start a different school.


My feet just are not used to

Walking round a different place.

And in English, maths and history

Yet another different face.


This new shirt feels so itchy

And my face feels really hot.

I wonder if they’ll like me?

Of course they will, why not?


And that kid there looks friendly

That boy who’s wearing red.

I think his name is Peter

That’s what those girls just said.


I know I should go over

And say a shy hello.

And if I’m lucky he will smile

And show me where to go.


But look, he’s coming over

With a big smile on his face.

It only takes one person

To help you find your place.


Gillian Craig


Do you like this poem? Imagine you go to a new school. How do you feel? Tell us about it!

Average: 5 (4 votes)

Submitted by ProfessorFootCarrot on Fri, 04/03/2022 - 02:46

I like my school too!

Submitted by OddPaper3 on Tue, 07/09/2021 - 17:02

I started new school too and I was shy at first day I hope I will be better soon

Submitted by GreyVioletJellyfish on Sun, 16/12/2018 - 14:21

I ‘ve never changed school in the middle of the school year, and if I changed I would be a little scared.

Submitted by DoctorEmerald1 on Thu, 08/11/2018 - 16:02

Do you like this poem? Yes, I do. THIS YEAR I STARTED A NEW SCHOOL.It all looks quite familiar.I dont know of all my teacher's names. I like my new school.

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