Episode 4

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I'm Sally.

And I'm Possum.



Hello, everyone.

Look! Possum's up his tree.

All the way up the top.

He looks very excited about something.

I wonder what he's looking at.

(GASPS) Huh?

What? Huh? That's weird.

Boing, boing...




Hi, Possum.


(GASPS) Hello, Sally!

Hi, everyone!

Hi, Sally. Quick, come up here.

Have a look at this.

Come on!

You want ME to come UP?

You know I can't do that.

What are you looking at, Possum?


It's...it's an animal, but...

I'm coming down.

Whoa! That was so quick!

You really have a wonderful knack of getting down that tree quickly.

You really are very good at it.

Well, that's just the possum way.

We're very good climbers.

But I was looking at this animal over there.

It looks very odd.

And I can't do what they're doing.

What animal was it, Possum?

Um, I don't know.

They were jumping.

I feel I should know what they are.

But they live all the way out in the country and in the bush,

but I live here, in my tree,

and all these houses around.

Well, you know what possum,

you are a bush animal too.

You just happen to live in your tree in my backyard.


But they couldn't live in a tree.

They don't look like they can climb very well.

Well, you're not the same.

You're different.

Because you're a very good climber,

aren't you?

Oh, oh, oh and Sally!

They had really big feet!

Big feet?

Bigger than yours?

Yep. And their arms were really small.

Big feet, small arms?

Did they have a tail?


Oh, I think I know what it is!

How were they moving, Possum?

Um, like this.

Jump, jump, jump.


Jump, jump... Ha!

Oh, Possum, I know what they are.

They're kangaroos.

Where are THEY from?

A different country?

No. They're from Australia.

Just like you are.

Me? I'm from Australia?


There are many well-known Australian animals.



There's the kangaroo, and koalas too.

They're the most famous Australian animals of all.

And then there's you. Possums.

Me?! I'm famous?!


What other ones are there, Sally?


There's a wallaby.

It looks like a tiny little kangaroo.

And then the emu.

It's a very big bird.

Sally, I think I have seen an emu in my tree before.

Yep, I'm sure I have.

No, Possum! You can't have!

Emus are very big,

but they have very small wings.

They can't fly!

Sally, I want to learn more about Australian animals,

and I really want to learn more about how to jump!

But before we do that,

why don't we watch children learning some more about animals?

Shall we watch?

Yeah, let's watch!

Didn't that look like

a lovely place?

Yeah, it did!

And I just thought,

if I didn't live here,

I'd definitely want to live there.

It looks so beautiful!

I'm so glad you live here,

though, Possum.

And the kangaroos,

they looked so good!

I loved it.

And they were doing this.

(CHEWS) Boing, boing, boing, boing,

boing, boing, boing.


They were bouncing all over the place.

It's almost like they had springs.

Springs? What's that?


I have an old pogo stick.

Oh, here it is!

You see this? It's a spring.

You put your feet above it,

and it compacts,

and then it springs back up

and it makes you bounce.

Or there's something else.

Let me think.

Ooh! I know - your slinky.

Can you get that for me?


Have a look at this.

It's another form of a spring,

isn't it?

See how it springs open and closed?

Whoa! Ooh...

Whoa! Ah! Ha-ha!

There's all sorts of different springs.

Sally, I have an idea.

Look at me!

Hop, hop, hop, hop, hop!

(LAUGHS) Hop, hop, hop,

hop, hop!


Oh, Possum!

Watching you hop and jump about has given me an idea.

There's a game we could play called hopscotch.

What's hopscotch?

It's a game where we can make shapes

and you can hop in

and jump around in them.

It is so much fun. You will LOVE it.

It's like when you're climbing your tree

and you're always happy

when you do that,

hopscotch will do the same.

You'll instantly just have fun and smile.

Oh, wow!

Would you like to go

and make a hopscotch game?

Yeah, come on! Boing, boing.

Jump, jump, boing.

(GASPS) Ooh!





That says hopscotch,

which is the name of the game.

Usually, we would draw it

on bitumen or concrete, using chalk.

But we don't have

anything like that here.

So, I'm trying to think of a different way

we can make this diagram.

All we need to do is copy this

and use things from around the yard.

Have you got anything we can use?

I have something!

Me too!



Uh-huh. Oh...

Ooh! One more. Hmm.

I know.



Oh! I know!




Put this there.

One there.

That one, that one,

that one, that one...


There's one more thing. The loop.

Yep, I've got something.

One, two, three... Mm-hm. Mm-hm.

Put this there, like that.



All done.

That looks great!

Hop, hop, hop, hop, hop... Done.


Sally, how do we play?

I just have to get a few more things.

Hang on.


I wonder what she's getting.


This for me?

I'll show you first.

And then you copy me.

Now, you put this in here.

But you can't hop in there.

You have to hop over it.

Hop, hop, hop, hop, hop...

Oh...ah...ah... Oh!


Oh! Ah!

Yay! My turn!


Bounce, hop, hop, hop...


Mmm... Jump!


Oh, that was great!

Your turn, quickly.

Now you have to put it in the second one.


And watch. Yes!


Here we go.




Whoa! Oh!


Yay! My turn! Quick!

In the second one.



Heh... Ha! Ooh! Ah!

La! Ha! Ooh! Ha!




That's great!

Your turn!



I missed it.

Oh, it's your turn.

Quick! My turn.

Oh, good throw!

Whoa! Oh!


Whoa... Ha! Ooh!

R... Ooh!

Jump, jump... Ah!


Thank you so much for teaching me this game, Sally.

I've enjoyed it so much!

I feel like a real kangaroo.

Yes! You look like one too!


Well, our time is up.

Thanks for watching.

See you next time.



Jump, hop, skip, bounce,

spring, jump, bounce...

Kangaroos in the back paddock

“Do eggs grow on trees like apples? Do you dig them up like potatoes?” Sally explains that they come from chickens, but Possum wonders, “What comes first Sally, the chicken or the egg?” Sally shows Possum how to make a wonderful savoury omelet.

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