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Episodes 1-5


Episode 01
Hilda's Beezer Buddies
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Broadcast: 03/01/11

Potto loses his temper at Hilda when she tries to pressure him into going outside. Driven by the query ‘What makes a really good friend?’ Hilda meets Matthew and Vincent who are  best friends. They explain their similarities and differences.

Theme:
Friendship; Accepting similarities and differences.

Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Self-Awareness;
  • Feelings and Emotions;
  • Relationships with Family and Friends;
  • Similarities and Differences between Groups of People.

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Episode 02
Best of Furry Friends
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Broadcast: 04/01/11

Hilda and Potto meet new neighbour Archie for the first time. A question comes in ‘Why is it sometimes hard to make new friends?’ Hilda goes in search of an answer and introduces us to Dayna who attends a drum workshop and tells a story about friendship.


Theme:
Making new friends; Being open minded

Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Feelings and Emotions;
  • Relationships with Family and Friends;
  • Similarities and Differences between Groups of People.
  • (Responsibility of Self and Others)

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Episode 03
Let's Have a Party
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Broadcast: 05/01/11

Potto and Hilda are planning a surprise party for Archie, but they can't agree on party activities. Fortunately a question comes in  ‘My sister always wants to play dress-up, but I want to go to the park. What should we do?’ Guided by the question Hilda accompanies Anouschka to a Holi Festival to welcome the coming of spring.


Theme:
Disagreement and Compromise

Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Relationships with Family and Friends;
  • Responding Appropriately to Conflict Situations;
  • Similarities and Differences between Groups of People;
  • Responsibility of Self and Others.
  • (Learning to Live as a Member of the Community.)

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Episode 04
Run Potto Run
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Broadcast: 06/01/11

Potto learns that he quite likes a little bit of physical activity. When a question arrives ‘Why is it important to exercise?’ Hilda visits some children who play mini rugby, soccer, hurling, gaelic football and 'catch' to find an answer.


Theme:
Exercise

Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Health and Safety;
  • Responsibility of Self and Others;
  • Similarities and Differences between Groups of People.
  • (Love of Learning, Self-Awareness.)

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Episode 05
Out of Time
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Broadcast: 07/01/11

There's a racket in the tree because Potto, Hilda and Archie each want to listen to their own music. A question arrives  ‘Why does my friend like different music to me?’ Hilda meets Brodie, Ceara and Sherryn, three great friends who all like to dance in their own special way.


Theme:
Accepting differences; Working together

Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Self-Awareness;
  • Relationships with Family and Friends;
  • Responding Appropriately to Conflict Situations;
  • Similarities and Differences between Groups of People.

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