Episode 9

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Huh? Whoa!






I'm Sally.

And I'm Possum.


Look, Possum is here.


Hi, Sally. Hi, everyone.


What are you doing here, Possum?

Are you hungry again?

No, I'm not hungry but if you've

got food, I'm happy to eat it.

I do have food.

But I'd like to keep it for now.


Possum, what would you like to do?

Well, I don't know.

I was thinking I might be able

to build something

that would look great.


I could draw something.

Hmm. I don't know.

I'm not sure what to do.

That happens to me sometimes too,


Sometimes I don't know

what I want to do.

OK. Sally, I've got an idea.

Can I take a piece of paper

and a pen over to Skip's shed

and see if there is something

interesting over there

that I could draw?

That is a great idea

to go to Skip's shed.

He has always got

some interesting things going on.

Oh, yeah. Great. There it is.

See you later.

I'll be back.



Hey! Possum, come on in.

Hi, Skip.

Oh. Thank you.

Now, just hold one moment.

Just let me finish.

Skip, I'm happy to wait.

Oh, no, no. It's alright.

I know you are a very active possum.

You don't like to sit

and wait too often

but it is important

to stop and think sometimes.

Alright. Hmm.

Skip, what are you doing?

Well, Possum,

I am writing down some codes.

Codes? What are they?

I am writing a code.

It might look unusual,

only because I am the only one

that knows what it means.

It is like a secret language.

There are lots of other codes

that are used too.

They could be pictures...

..or symbols.

They can be types of codes.

There are spoken,

or signed codes, like the alphabet.

That's a code.

Oh. Can you put P for Possum?

Because I am Possum in your shed?

(LAUGHS) Maybe.

Actually, I am writing a code here

so I know where my tools are.

You don't know where your tools are,


No, no, no.

I know exactly where they all are.

But I was a bit bored today

so I decided to write a code

just for a bit of fun.

Have a look at my code here.

Because I've got two benches,

I have made a code, B for Back,

that means the back bench...

..and S is for the side bench.

Oh. OK.

But what are the numbers for, Skip?

Well, there's two sets of numbers.

The first number is how many shelves

starting from the bottom.

And the second number

is how many tools across it

counting from the left.


I am going to test you, Possum.

Can you tell me where tool B57 is?


B means back bench.

5,7. Let's have a look.

B. This bench.


One, two, three, four, five.


One, two, three, four,

five, six, seven.

Skip. Here it is.

(LAUGHS) Well done, Possum.

OK. Let's make sure

that wasn't a lucky guess.

Would you like to find another?

Right. I know my fold-out ruler

is B32.

Right. B.

This bench. Three.

One, two, three.

And two. One, two.

Here it is.

Well done, Possum.

You have worked out my code.

Well done.

Come on.

You were so good at that, Possum.

Which reminds me -

what did you come here for?

That's right.

I wanted to draw something

really interesting

but now I have changed my mind,

I want to write my own code.

Well, I have an idea,

but before we do that,

why don't we watch some children

learning a bit about codes

and following instructions?

Yeah! Let's watch.

Let's watch.

Wow. That looked great.

Skip, can we make some instructions

for Sally to follow?

Yes. That would be great.

And if we added in a code or two,

it would make it even more fun.

Hmm. Could we make it a treasure

map, where X marks the spot?

Yes, that is a great idea,

to make a treasure map.

But where should the X be?

Hmm. I know. Up in your crow's nest.

Sally loves your crow's nest.

Great idea.

So, we can start in Sally's kitchen,

then she can follow

the instructions

all the way through here

and up to the crow's nest.

OK. We can say, "Start in the

kitchen and go through to the yard.

"To the tree. Then, go to the shed

and up the crow's nest."

That would be very easy.

Why don't we make it more

interesting by adding in a code?

Alright, let's do it.






Possum, you look suspicious.

What is going on?



Sally, do you have any new recipes?

No. I don't.

I can have a look, though.


How did that get there?

There are some instructions here.

They look very strange.

Sally, Skip and I wrote this code

for you.


You have to work out the code

and follow the instructions.

And at the end,

you will find a special surprise.

Great. How do I start?

It looks like fun.


Isn't that great?

This says, "Sally's treasure hunt."

I get to look for something.

T means Possum's tree.


K mean's Sally's kitchen,

which is me in my kitchen.


S means Skip's shed.

You've got it, Sally.

So, how many steps?

Whatever the number is

is how many steps I take.

So, first, start with this, Sally.


One step back, turn right.

What is next?

Four steps.


One, two, three, four.


Open the door.

Take two steps.


One, two.



Go to T.

Ah! Your tree.

Go to your tree.

Come on.

Alright. What is next?

Turn left.

And...take two steps.

One, two.

Good. Now...

Turn right.

Take three steps.


One, two, three.

Turn right, take three steps.

Turn right, take three...

Oh! You want me

to walk around your tree.

Yes. Off you go.


One, two, three.

Turn right. One, two, three.

Turn right.

One, two, three.

Turn right. One, two, three.

Good. Now, turn right.

Take five steps.

And then dig.


Alright. Turn right.

One, two, three, four, five.

The treasure is going to be in here.

I don't know, Sally.

I wonder what will be there.

Why don't you have a look?

Come on, dig.

More instructions.

Go to S.



Go to Skip's shed.

I'm getting closer and closer.

Let's go.

Come on, let's go.



Hi, Skip.

Here you go, Skip.

Possum! Oh, anyway.

Never mind. Right.

So, Sally, what is next?

Turn right.

Take seven steps.

That way.

Turn right.

One, two, three, four, five,

six, seven.

Then, climb up to the top

of the stairs.




Oh. Wow.


Oh, yes.

Sally, you are so very clever

to work out the code

and work out where to go.

Oh, yes.

And this is for you.

It was such good fun.

Thank you so much.


High five.

I really enjoyed working out

what that code meant.

And then, I found myself here.

This looks great.

Delicious. Yum, yum, yum.


Well, our time is up.

Thanks for watching.

See you next time.




Skip, here you go.

Oh, what have we got here?

The code

Do you remember the treasure hunt? This time Skip and Possum write a code with instructions for Sally to follow. Read carefully, Sally; you have to do just what the instructions tell you.

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