Episode 12

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Ha-ha! Yeah!


Oh! Ooh!

(GASPS) Huh?



I'm Sally.

And I'm Possum.

BOTH: Hello!

Op, op, op. Op.

Ha-ha. Hi, everyone.

Ooh, Sally's been sitting there

for a long time.

She seems to be thinking

about something.


Oh! Hi!

Sally, look.

Oh, hello, everyone.

My mind was elsewhere.

Do you want to come and play soccer?

Oh, no, thank you.


Sally, are you sad?

No, not really.

I have a friend of mine

who's quite sick, unfortunately.

I've just been thinking about them

and I'm feeling a little bit down,

I think.

A bit sad.

I'd like to give them something

to cheer them up

but I don't know

what they'd like.

Hmm. Sally,

you're such a good friend.

Oh, I have an idea.

Why don't you give them

some chocolate?

Well, my friend is sick.

I don't think they're going to want

to eat chocolate.

Well, we can give it to them

and if she doesn't want it,

then we can get it back

and eat it all.

(LAUGHS) You're so funny.

No, I'm not going to give her


Right. Hmm.

Ooh! We could give her

lots of vegetables.

Oh, that's a good idea.

But I'm not too sure

what she is allowed to eat

because she's still sick.

I want to give her something

that will make her feel happy

and bring a smile to her face

and brighten her up.

I just don't know what.

Hmm. Oh! Can I draw a picture?

And give it to her?

Oh, that's a great idea, Possum.

Do you remember the cards

that we made

with all of the different shapes

and colours?

Perhaps we can write

"get well soon" on a card.

Oh, that's a great idea.

(GASPS) I know what I can give her.

I can give her a bunch of flowers.

(GASPS) Oh, that's right!

I remember when you were sick once

and then a delivery person,

like Jay,

came and delivered

some flowers for you.

Yes, that's right.

The person who works

at the flower shop

sells all sorts of different flowers.

I was actually thinking

that we can cut some of the flowers

that I have in the garden.

Then, we can make our own bunch

of flowers to give to my friend.

I have scissors.

Me, too!

I'll go get them.

I'll get mine.



Oh, wow!

Oh. Yes.

That one's nice.






Right! Ha-ha-ha.




That's a lot of flowers.

I thought you were just going to cut

a few, but you've cut so many.

Well, I thought you wanted help,

so I just cut them all

and brought them in for you.

That's lovely of you, Possum,

but I don't think

you've actually learnt

how to arrange flowers yet, have you?

Hmm. No.

Do you know what to do with them?

Ah, it's easy.

I just put all the flowers into the

vase because all flowers look good.

Oh, you think it's as easy as that?

I think you might find

it's a little bit harder

to arrange flowers than you think.

Nah, it's easy!

OK, then, you try it.



That one, that one...

..this one, that one.



See? Easy!

Sally, this friend of yours,

are they a good friend?

Oh, yes.

Hmm. OK.



Sally, are they a close friend?

Oh, yes, she is a very dear friend.

OK. Hmm.

Hmm. Flower arranging

is a very special thing.

It really is an art...

..because you must think about

colours, sizes and patterns.

You put your thoughts and feelings

into arranging the flowers...

..and when a person receives

that bunch,

they've got a sense of what

the person who made it was feeling.

Oh, OK.


Possum, I think we should watch

some children learning from a florist

about flower arranging.


You're right, Sally. There is a bit

too much in there, isn't there?


Let's watch,

so I can learn something.


I am giving this to my mother.

This for my mother

because I love her.

Thank you for teaching us

about flower arranging.

Flowers are beautiful.

Oh! That was great!

Oh! I learnt so much.

There's just too much in the vase.

I need to start again.


We need to think about the colours

and the shapes

to make sure it fits.

Yes, that's right.

I learned so much, too.

The lady who did all of the flower

arranging is called a florist.

She is an expert on which colours

look good together

and how to blend them.

If you look, she often used

an odd number of flowers.

Odd? What does 'odd' mean?


An even number means that

every flower has a partner.

If there's one left over

then the number of flowers is odd.

Um, I don't think I understand.

Can you show me what you mean?

I'll show you.

We can use these flowers.



Here we have one,

and then I put another one with it,

and that makes two flowers.

So that's even.

It's an even number.


Now, if I add an extra flower...


..that one is not in a pair.

Does it have a partner? No.

So that means it's an odd number.


Ah, alright.

Is this even?

Yes, it is,

because there's two pairs.

Oh, oh...

..and this is odd?

Yes, that's right.

Two, two, one. Ah, I've got it now.



OK, are you ready?

Yep, ready.

Let's take them all out.



Whoops. Oop!


Now, ready.

Would you like to start

arranging the flowers?

Where do we start?

Which flower would you like

to start with first?

The yellow ones.

The yellow ones? OK.

I want them low,

so I will have to cut them.


Yes, that's great.

You can cut that.

So, you've got three of them.

Yes, it's odd!

That's right!


Now, what's next?


Look, five.

That's right, five.

That's an odd number as well.

Remember, not too short.

We want them a bit longer

than the other ones.

Ah, OK.


Hmm. Yep.




Oh. There.

Cut that.


Hmm. What about

some of this green stuff?

Oh, OK.




(GASPS) Oh! This one!

Oh, that is beautiful.

Right. Do we need any more?


Um, hmm.

I think it's finished.

Yes, I think you're right.

It is finished. It looks lovely.

Now it looks like

a real piece of art.

And we've got plenty of flowers

left over, too.

Should we make another one

for ourselves?

Oh, yeah!

Can you do that while I go get

something to make a card with?

Oh, OK.

Now. Ooh...one.

Would you like me to write your name

or would you like

to write it yourself?

Oh! I can do it.

Your writing is so neat. I don't

think I could write that neatly.

Well, that doesn't matter.

Anyway, I know how to spell my name.




Well done!

Oh, isn't this a lovely card?

It says,

"Get well soon.

"Love from...

"..Sally and Possum."

Oh, this is great!

I learned so much today

about flowers

and the right way to arrange them

with shapes and colours,

and also about odd and even numbers.


(GASPS) Sally, I made a second bunch

for a friend of mine.

I'm going to give it to them now.

Oh, that's lovely.

I'm going to go now. Bye-bye.


Oh, I wonder who that is?




This is for you, Sally!

Oh, for me?

You shouldn't have!

How very thoughtful of you.

These flowers are beautiful.

Well, our time is up.

Thanks for watching.

See you next time.



Look, Sally.

Doesn't it look beautiful?

Oh, look at these colours.

What a lovely blend.

Well done!


Sally's flowers

Possum seems to think that the more flowers he puts into the vase the better it will look. Then he learns how to find odd and even numbers and think carefully about the arrangement. How nice they look now!

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