Oh, oh, oh!
And I'm Possum.
Op, op, op.
Ooh, Sally's been sitting there for a long time.
She seems to be thinking about something.
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.
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.
You're so funny.
No, I'm not going to give her chocolate.
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.
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.
I know what I can give her.
I can give her a bunch of flowers.
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.
I'll go get them.
I'll get mine.
That one's nice.
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?
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.
Sally, this friend of yours, are they a good friend?
Sally, are they a close friend?
Oh, yes, she is a very dear friend.
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.
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.
That was great!
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.
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.
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.
Yeah, that one is not in a pair.
Does it have a partner?
So that means it's an odd number.
Is this even?
Yes, it is, because there's two pairs.
Oh, oh, and this is odd?
Two, two, one.
Ah, I've got it now.
Ok, are you ready?
Let's take them all out.
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?
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!
Now, what's next?
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.
What about some of this green stuff?
Oh, that is beautiful.
Do we need any more?
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?
Can you do that while I go get something to make a card with?
Would you like me to write your name or would you like to write it yourself?
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.
Oh, isn't this a lovely card?
It says, "Get well soon."
"..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.
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.
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.
Doesn't it look beautiful?
Oh, look at these colours.
What a lovely blend.
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 arranges the flowers in the vase to look nice.