And I'm Possum.
Look, Possum is here.
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.
I don't know.
I'm not sure what to do.
That happens to me sometimes too Possum.
Sometimes I don't know what I want to do.
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.
There it is.
See you later.
I'll be back.
Possum, come on in.
Now, just hold one moment.
Just let me finish.
Skip, I'm happy to wait.
Oh, no, no.
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.
Skip, what are you doing?
Well Possum, I am writing down some 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.
Can you put 'P' for Possum because I am Possum in your shed?
Actually, I am writing a code here so I know where my tools are.
You don't know where your tools are Skip?
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.
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.
One, two, three, four, five.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.
Here it is.
Well done Possum.
Let's make sure that wasn't a lucky guess.
Would you like to find another?
I know my fold-out ruler is B32.
One, two, three and two.
You have worked out my code.
You were so good at that Possum.
Which reminds me, what did you come here for?
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?
That looked great.
Skip, can we make some instructions for Sally to follow?
That would be great and if we added in a code or two, it would make it even more fun.
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?
Up in your crow's nest.
Sally loves your crow's nest.
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.
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?
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.
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 how many steps I take.
So, first, start with this Sally.
One step back, turn right.
What is next?
One, two, three, four.
Open the door.
Take two steps.
Go to T.
Go to your tree.
Turn left and take two steps.
Now turn right.
Take three steps.
One, two, three.
Turn right, take three steps.
Turn right, take three…
You want me to walk around your tree.
Off you go.
Now, turn right.
Take five steps and then dig.
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.
Go to S.
Go to Skip's shed.
I'm getting closer and closer.
Come on, let's go.
Here you go Skip.
So Sally, what is next?
Take seven steps.
Then, climb up to the top of the stairs.
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.
I really enjoyed working out what that code meant and then, I found myself here.
This looks great.
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?
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.