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Oh, oh, oh!
And I’m Possum.
Possum, great job.
Everything looks great.
I think it’s time for a break though.
Let’s have something to eat.
We’ve been doing the gardening.
We’ve worked very hard at pulling out the weeds and cultivating the soil.
It looks great.
Today is such a beautiful day.
I really enjoyed it.
The sun’s out but it’s not too hot.
We had great fun in the garden, but Sally, I think I’m ready for a bit of a break and a snack.
Oh yes, but before we do that, I need to put these weeds into the compost and then we can go in for something to eat.
We need the wheelbarrow, though.
It’s not here.
Where’s the wheelbarrow?
I was sure it was here.
It must be over in the yard.
I’ll go and get it, ok?
I sure am glad Sally’s ready for a break.
I’ve been working so hard.
I’m so exhausted but Sally just wants to keep on working but I don’t want her to think that I’m lazy, so I just keep on working too.
Well, the wheelbarrow’s not here.
Oh, I am so glad Possum said yes to having a break.
I’ve been working so hard.
I wanted a break earlier, but I keep working because Possum keeps working.
I’m tired and hungry, but I don’t want Possum to think I’m lazy, so I keep working.
We’re having a break soon.
Possum, the wheelbarrow’s not in the yard either.
It’s nowhere to be seen.
I wonder where it could be.
Sally, you are such a good friend that you always let people borrow your things.
Maybe someone has borrowed your wheelbarrow.
Oh, that is good thinking Possum.
I do let my friends borrow things but I can’t remember lending anyone a wheelbarrow.
It must be here somewhere.
Oh, I do wish I could get a bird’s-eye view of the yard.
Do you want to become a bird?
When we’re standing here on the ground, I can’t see behind the tree.
I can’t see around corners but a bird flying up high can see down on everything.
They’ll be able to see whatever I need, so I wish I had a bird’s-eye view.
Oh, I understand now.
Look, why don’t we go inside and have a break and then we can come back out and look for the wheelbarrow?
I have an idea.
You talked about wanting a bird’s-eye view, didn’t you?
Yes, I did.
Well, you don’t need a bird’s-eye view because you can have a possum’s-eye view.
Oh, of course!
I will climb to the top of my tree and see what I can find.
Oh, that is a great idea.
He is such a fast climber.
He’s at the top of his tree.
Oh, there it is!
I found the wheelbarrow.
He’s pointing over there.
I think he must have found the wheelbarrow.
Now he’s just enjoying his possum’s-eye view.
Oh, here he comes.
Did you find the wheelbarrow Possum?
Well, where is it?
Oh, I don’t want to tell you just yet because if I tell you, that means I won’t get lunch and a break.
Oh, you are funny!
I want to have a rest too.
Let’s go inside and have a snack.
You know how we were in the garden and we were finished but we’d lost something.
What was it?
We were looking for it and we couldn’t find it.
Was it the bike we couldn’t find?
Oh Possum, have you really forgotten?
Remember, it’s the wheelbarrow.
Oh, you’re funny!
You had me believing you’d forgotten, but Sally, I have an idea though.
Can we make something that looks just like your yard?
Something small where we can put everything in, like the tree and the house and the bench.
Then we’ll know where everything belongs.
What a great idea Possum.
That’s called a model.
When you’re sitting at the top of your tree, you can see where everything is.
What we can do is make a smaller version of what you’ve seen up there.
We can make a model.
What do you think?
Would you like to make one?
Well, why don’t we get some craft things and see what we can make?
Let’s put these away.
I think this box could be the yard.
What do you think?
It’s the right size.
Oh, and Sally, this could be your house.
We could walk straight through and that could be your kitchen door.
That could be my door.
Now, what can we put in the yard?
Oh, Sally look!
This could be my tree.
That looks great but we need to put some leaves on it.
What else have we got in there?
Look, we’ve made everything.
Are you ready now to put things in the yard?
What should go first?
Where shall we put that?
Oh, let me have a look.
Now, just here.
Oh, that’s great.
It looks like it’s in the right place.
I’ve made this.
Do you like it?
Oh yeah, it looks great!
Now, do you remember where it goes?
Oh, I know.
Where do we put that?
Ah, I know.
Yes, that’s right.
What about this?
Hmmm, where do we put it?
Can you remember?
Oh, right here.
Oh, that looks great.
Where’s the wheelbarrow, though?
Before I tell you, I have a surprise.
What is it?
Yeah, it’s me.
It looks just like you.
Oh, that’s lovely but where am I?
Oh, you have another.
Oh, that looks like me too!
Can I stand next to you Possum?
Oh, that looks just lovely.
Yeah but there’s still one more thing missing.
Where’s the wheelbarrow?
Here it is!
Where are we going to put it?
Hmm, I don’t know.
I need to make sure I put it in exactly the right place, so I’m going to go to the top of my tree.
I can’t carry that and climb my tree, can I?
Oh, how will I know exactly where to put it, Sally?
Well, we could always go and make a map.
Why don’t we watch some children learning about models and maps?
OK, let’s watch!
Oh Sally, that looked great!
They made some lovely models.
Oh, and Sally, I was watching and now I know how to make a map.
Oh, that’s great!
You can do it now.
I might leave Possum to it.
I need to go outside and do a few things.
He’s doing well.
Now… Oh, ok.
I was thinking and I remembered where I put the wheelbarrow.
It was just at the side of my house and now I’m going to quickly get all of my weeds and put them into the compost before it gets too hot.
Possum is drawing his map.
He should be here any minute.
I’d better hurry.
Now, I need to go up to the top of my tree to get my possum’s-eye view to make sure I get the wheelbarrow in the exact place so I can put it on the map so Sally knows where to find it.
Where is it?
It’s not there anymore.
Oh, I thought it was there so I could draw it onto the map, but now it’s gone!
Where did it go?
He’s here already.
He almost caught me with the wheelbarrow.
He was so quick but now his map’s going to be all wrong.
Sally, it’s wrong!
I’ve wasted it.
I have to scrunch it up and throw it out.
Such a waste.
Sally, before the wheelbarrow was over there but now it’s gone.
We can’t use the map any more.
Why don’t you just have another look?
It’s not there.
You go have a look.
Possum, you know I can’t climb your tree.
Why don’t you just go and have one more little look?
Perhaps you might see it in a different place.
Hold this Sally.
The map is now right.
Oh, that’s great but Sally, it’s the strangest thing.
The wheelbarrow is full of weeds now.
Well, that’s good.
That means I can put them in the compost.
Hold this, please.
Now, when you finish with the wheelbarrow, make sure you put it right back there, because that way we know the map is right.
Well, our time is up.
Thanks for watching.
See you next time.
Oh Sally, look.
Oh Possum, this is a lovely map.
Yes now, remember, in the same spot…
Where is that wheelbarrow? Possum and Sally find a great way to locate the wheelbarrow and everything else in the yard.
Possum pretends his cardboard boxes are trains, but they don’t move. How do trains move? Skip takes Possum and Sally on a special journey.
That was the last of the butter, Possum. Possum is amazed when he learns where butter, cheese and cream come from.
One drip doesn’t matter but many drips can end up being a lot of water. Possum and Skip come to the rescue to stop the tap from dripping.