Oh, oh, oh!
And I'm Possum.
Oh Possum, I feel so bad that I didn't make you any muffins.
Oh, that's alright Sally.
Oh Sally, look!
Oh, hi everyone.
Sally and I are having a drink and a think.
I did tell Possum that I was going to bake some muffins.
Unfortunately, time got away from me and I didn't make any.
Ah, that's alright.
Oh, the light's flashing.
I wonder who it is.
Let's go see.
Come on Sally!
Come over here Skip.
I was at home in my galley, and I've made far too many of these, and I thought that I'd bring some for you.
Have a look.
See what they are.
Oh, that's great!
Oh, how lovely!
Thank you so much!
We were just talking about muffins, and here you are, bringing us some.
Um, Skip, what's a "galley?"
Well, a galley is another name for a kitchen, but a galley is a ship's kitchen.
Is it like this kitchen here?
Is it the same?
Oh, no, I don't think it would be.
Well, boats sail upon the waters, and things rock and sway a lot, and if we didn't have things secured, they'd fall over so, in a galley, everything is tied down, everything is fixed in its place.
That's what a galley is.
Mine at home is really just a kitchen, but I like to call it my galley.
Oh, that's great.
The kitchen really is a wonderful place because you can cook and you can sit and have conversations, and there are many other fun things you can do too!
A galley is very small.
It's only really for cooking.
Oh, yes, I do like my kitchen!
I've learned a new word!
I know many words and two of my favourite words, possum and school.
I didn't know you had a school.
Yes, I do!
Well, why don't we have another school day?
Oh, Skip, can you come?
He's going to need a name tag.
Skip, Possum loves going to school.
You would really enjoy yourself.
I'm willing to come but could I have a cup of tea first?
Well, why don't we have a muffin and a cup of tea and, Possum, you can go and get school ready.
Now, hold on.
You're funny Possum.
You're so excited, you're hopping.
I'm so excited to learn.
I've got a name tag ready for him.
Right, what are we going to learn about?
Come on, let's go, let's go!
Oh, we could learn more about angles or types of tools.
Yeah, come on!
Oh, that would be good, but with Possum so excited, and watching the way he's moving, and because you are coming to HIS school, why don't we have a moving school?
Oh, but I've just set it all up.
Oh, well, where are we going to move it to?
I don't mean we're going to move YOUR school.
We're going to go to your school and learn about how different things move.
Oh, please don't forget that I'm not as young or as strong as this energetic possum.
Oh, what are we going to learn about?
What things are we going to move?
Come on, what?
Well, why don't we watch some children so that we can learn about different ways to move?
Yeah, let's watch.
Oh, that was great!
Those children were so very clever.
That was amazing!
I want to learn.
Ok, let's go.
Come on, Skip, let's go.
And his bag.
To the easel.
Come on over here.
put that there.
Everyone is in attendance for class.
Are we ready?
Shall we start?
Yep, come on, Skip, let's sit down.
Oh, hold on.
No, no, no, we're not going to be sitting today.
We're going to be moving around.
Skip, can you please help me move the table and chairs out of the way?
OK, come on, Skip.
Alright, come on, Skip, come on.
Now, I want you two to think of two different ways that people can move.
Oh, I know two.
Skip and jump.
I was doing that this morning, skip and jump.
Now, what else can you think of?
Oh, I know.
Oh, I know!
Not run, but walk.
Oh, I know, roll.
Oh, that's a good one.
Right, now, we've got a list here of different ways we can move.
I'm going to point and you will have to do the action.
Hup, hup, hup!
Da, da-da, da-da, da, da…
Da, da-da, da…
Hop, hop, hop, hop!
Oh! Oh! Ha-ha!
No, no, no, no.
Now, Skip, you mentioned earlier about the movement that happens on a boat.
What was it?
Was it rock and sway?
Could you show us?
Oh, yes. Mm.
Rock and sway.
Oh, uh, do you two go on excursions?
Here at Possum School, we love going on excursions.
There's something special I'd like to show you.
Come on, Sally, ok?
Boing, boing, boing.
Chooga-chooga, chooga-chooga, chooga-chooga-chooga. Ohhh, ohhh!
Skip, can I go upstairs now?
Yes, you can!
Now, I know you've been wanting to go up there for quite some time, and now is the right moment.
The crow's nest is ready!
It's a very, very special thing for me.
I can explain more later, but for now, you can go up!
Sally, would you like to go up?
Oh, yes, please!
It looks great!
Yes, it does!
My tree, Sally.
Oh, yes, it is!
Look, that's your tree.
That's my tree and look, Possum, in the distance.
You can see the sea!
Oh, yes, I CAN see it!
Oh, it looks great!
The reason I love having my crow's nest…
is it takes me back to my days when I worked upon the ships.
When I stand up here, it brings back fond memories of rough oceans and the sea breeze on my face.
I do love it!
This is great!
I'm going to head down and get some food.
You both have fun.
And why don't you imagine swaying and rocking up on the crow's nest, as if you're on a real ship?
Let's imagine we are on the waves and we're rocking and swaying and the waves are coming up.
Look, it's a big wave!
Oh, look over there!
Oh, look at this wave, Sally!
Look at this big wave.
Oh, that's a big wave too!
I'm getting wet.
Oh, it's so windy.
Oh, look down there Sally.
Oh, look over there Sally.
Look at them darting in and out of the water.
Hold on Sally, hold on.
Oh, look, it's Skip!
Have some food.
That looked like so much fun.
Oh, yes, thank you.
I was just thinking, we've had a wonderful time today, haven't we, Possum?
I really enjoyed it.
Oh, yes, I enjoyed Possum School today.
I learned so many different movements.
It's been great!
Oh, this has been the best school excursion ever.
Thank you, Skip.
I'm very happy to show you.
Well, our time is up.
Thanks for watching.
See you next time!
Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum.
There are lots of different ways to move. Who else comes to Possum School today? Sally has a special lesson to teach Possum.