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Hello, everyone, my name is Ms Butt and today, we're going to be learning some new vocabulary together.

We're going to be learning this vocabulary for you to use in your unit on the "Jabberwocky." Now I know that the "Jabberwocky" is a brilliant poem, and you're going to be writing some narrative writing.

And today we're going to be using some adjectives to describe confidence.

I hope that you enjoyed today's lesson.

Here's what we're going to do today.

First, I'm going to introduce the new vocabulary, one word at a time.

Then we're going to look at synonyms and word pairs for each new word.

And finally, we're going to have a go at applying these words in sentences that we can use and our unit on the "Jabberwocky".

For this lesson, you will need something to write on like a piece of paper or a notepad, something to write with, and your brains.

Now, in order for us to focus on this lesson, we need to make sure we're in the right mindset and that we've got everything we need and that we've cleared away anything that could distract us.

So could you pause the video and get all the things you need now? Okay, brilliant, let's get started.

So as I said, today we're going to be learning words that can describe confidence.

So I'd like you to think about now, what is confidence? Once your thought about that, you can answer, do you think it's important to be confident? Why or why not? Can you pause the video and either say aloud your answer or have a think about it in your head? Well done.

So confidence is having faith or believing in something or someone, but you also could have confidence in yourself.

I think it is really important to be confident because we should all believe in ourselves because if we didn't believe in ourselves, we probably wouldn't try anything.

We'd say, oh no, I'm not going to apply for that or I'm not going to try and join that team because I might not be very good at it.

And we should always try to believe in ourselves and just try our best, that's the really important thing.

Now in the "Jabberwocky," I know that one of the characters goes off in search for this magical creature, and that would take real confidence.

So today we're going to be learning these three words of different ways of saying confident because I think these will be really useful when you're doing your writing.

So some useful vocabulary we will need today are these words and I'm going to say them, and I'd like you to repeat them back to me.

Synonym, word pair, adjective, noun.

Thank you for joining, and I know it feels a bit funny talking to a computer.

A synonym is a word that means exactly or nearly the same as another word, like the words merry and happy.

Word pairs are words that often appear together like a bright sun or a bright moon.

An adjective is a describing word and a noun is a person, a place or a thing.

Today we're going to be letting three adjectives.

So they're going to be three describing words.

Let's take a look at our first confident word.

Before I reveal what the word is, we're going to take a look at an illustration.

Here is the illustration.

Can you look closely and be a detective for me? What is going on in this picture? What story is it telling? And how do you think the characters are feeling? And how would you describe these two characters? Can you pause the video and either say aloud or have a think about that now? Okay, well, I can see here that there's a little character who's barging through the door.

I can see he's holding something that says a contract with a pen.

And I think he's trying to get the other character, the giraffe, to sign something.

And the giraffe seems really fed up, like he doesn't want this character to be there and he's pushing the doors to try and get rid of them, but the little character is not giving up.

He's staying in and saying, "Come on, you can sign my contract." So definitely, the little character seems to be confident.

I wonder what word this could be.

Assertive, I say, you say, assertive.


Assertive is an adjective, and it describes someone who is forceful or self-confident like someone who always manages to get their way.

I can sometimes see children in the playground when I'm on break duty at school.

And you can definitely see that some children are very assertive when they're playing with their friends because if they really want to play a certain game, they usually get their way.

And some children are little less assertive and feel like if someone else wants to play something different, then they'll just kind of go along with it.

So assertiveness is definitely a type of confidence.

And to be assertive, you have to be a little bit forceful and very self-confident.

So assertive could be seen as a positive word or a negative word because you could be assertive in a good way that you might sometimes be overly assertive, which might mean you're a bit forceful or a bit bossy.

Let's take a look at some words which could be synonyms of assertive.

And remember, a synonym is a word that means more or less the same thing.

Forceful, salesperson, that's someone who sells something, behaviour, stance, that's your body, your kind of position of your body.

Self-confident, personality, speaker, move, decisive, that means you make decisions very easily, manner and voice.

Here is the word in a sentence.

The assertive salesperson didn't leave the customer alone until she bought something.

That looks a bit like what's going on in that picture there, perhaps they're trying to get, perhaps they trying to get them to buy something.

And that's to say, an assertive salesperson.

Could you pause the video and see if you can spot the synonyms? Oh, I'm looking and I think I can see one, two, three.

I wonder if you can see three synonyms as well.

Have a go now.

Let's see how you got on.

The synonyms are forceful, self-confident and decisive.

And that means the rest of these words are word pairs which I'm going to read to you now.

An assertive salesperson.

I think you would have to be an assertive salesperson.

Otherwise, if you weren't assertive and you were trying to sell things and you were really shy and didn't want to speak up, then no one would probably buy anything 'cause they wouldn't know what the product was you were trying to sell.

Assertive behaviour, an assertive stance, an assertive personality, an assertive speaker, an assertive move.

Maybe if you were playing a game like chess, you might do an assertive move.

An assertive manner, and an assertive voice.

When we learn new words, it's really important that we actually say them aloud.

So I'd like you to pause the video now and read these word pairs just as I did, and try to read them in an assertive voice.

Off you go.

Excellent, well done.

So before we move on, can you just remind me, what does this word assertive mean? Yes, that's right.

It means forceful or self-confident.

Let's take a look at our second illustration.

What is happening in this picture? What can you see? How do you think this character is feeling? What story do you think this is telling? Pause the video and have a think.

Wow, well, this character looks incredibly daring.

They look so relaxed about the fact that they're about to jump into a paddling pool and in the paddling pool, I can see not one, not two, but three shark fins.

Doesn't seem to be phasing, this character there, they seem to be very chilled out about it.

So definitely, they're confident in this trick they're about to do.

Let's find out what this word is.



Audacious means bold or daring, like someone brave enough to dive into a pool full of sharks.

Perhaps the character in the "Jabberwocky" has got to be quite audacious to go and try to find the Jabberwock.

Here are the words which could be synonyms or word pairs.

As I read them to you, perhaps you might be able to spot the synonyms of audacious.

Stunt, move, bold, bid, goal, daring, plan, attempt, fearless, and a raid.

Now a raid is a surprise attack.

You might think of a raid when you think about the "Vikings" that's what they used to do a lot.

And a bid is when you offer something and you often hear about bids in auctions when they're trying to sell things.

So perhaps someone might be trying to sell this water bottle.

And someone might say, right, who will buy it for 20 p? I'll buy it for 20 p.

50 p, oh yeah, someone else will buy at 50 p, at one pound, yeah, they'll buy at a pound.

If someone suddenly went in and said, 100 pounds, wow, that's a very audacious bid.

That's a very bold or daring bid.

So here's the word audacious in a sentence.

Everyone held their breath as he attempted his most audacious stunt yet.

Wow, well, could you pause the video and see if you can spot the three synonyms of the word audacious? Let's see how you got on.

The synonyms are bold, daring and fearless.

If you are fearless, it means you have no fear.

And that means the rest of these words are word pairs which ill read to you now.

An audacious stunt, stunt's a bit like a trick or an audacious move, an audacious bid, an audacious goal, perhaps, how could a goal and fit to be audacious? Perhaps if one of the players tries to get the ball in the goal from way the other end of the pitch, that would be quite a bold or daring news.

An audacious plan, an audacious attempt, it's when you try to do something, and finally, an audacious raid which was a surprise attack.

So just like a fool, could you pause the video and read the word pairs out loud? That way, that word will stick in your memory.

Brilliant, well done.

So before we move on to our final word, what does audacious mean? Use the image to help you.

That's right, it means bold and daring.

Let's take a look at the final illustration.

What's happening in this picture.

How is this character feeling? And what's about to happen? Can you pause the video and have a think about that now? Well, this little fly looks extremely chilled out, given what is going on It looks like there is a human that's got a fly swat that is trying to kill this fly.

This fly doesn't look bothered or flustered or scared, it just looks really confident and really relaxed.

I wonder what this word could be, unflappable.

I say, you say, unflappable, unflappable.

So this is also an adjective and it means cool, calm and collected, when you are so chilled out that nothing can upset you.

So if somebody was really unflappable, it means whatever you throw their way, whatever you ask them to do, they're going to stay really calm and cool and collected.

So let's imagine that somebody came up to you and said, we're really sorry that you need to step in and give this speech in front of a million people because somebody else is ill and they had to go home.

You've got to deliver this speech.

You haven't got time to practise up, you've got to do it straight away.

If they were unflappable, they would just say, yeah, sure.

Okay, hand it over.

And they just go and do it, just like that in a very cool and calm and collected way.

So again, you can see how this word is associated with confidence.

Let's take a look at some words that could be synonyms of unflappable.

Calm, poise, composure, level-headed, optimism, unworried, personality, confidence, chilled out and nature.

Now it's a bit tricky this one 'cause actually, calm is a word pair.

You can have unflappable calm.

So don't get fooled by that.

There are still three synonyms there, but one of them is not calm.

Here's the word in a sentence.

With unflappable confidence, she calmly jumped from the highest diving board.

Can you pause the video and see if you can spot the synonyms of unflappable now? Okay, let's go through them.


So if you imagine something that's level in your head.

So again, you're not getting flustered or worried by things.

Unworried and chilled out.

And that means the rest of these words are word pairs which I'll read to you now.

Unflappable calm.

So you might say, he took the speech and walks towards the stage with an unflappable calm.

Unflappable poise.

If you're very poised, it's like you really hold it together.

You don't really show your, even if you felt afraid, you didn't show that.

And composure is similar.

Unflappable, composure, unflappable optimism.

Optimism is when you always think the best thing is going to happen.

So you can be optimistic or pessimistic.

If you are optimistic on the way to a school trip, you would think everything was going to be great and the weather was going to be good, and there was going to be no traffic and you were going to be put in a group with your best friends and everything was going to be brilliant.

If you were pessimistic, you would think it's bound to rain when we get there, and I bet there's going to be traffic and that when I get there, I won't get put in a group with my friends.

And I bet to you, the trip's going to be rubbish.

And I bet to you, my mum would've packed lunch that I don't like.

So if you've got unflappable optimism, it means no matter what goes wrong, you're still going to remain optimistic.

An unflappable personality, that's like your character, unflappable confidence, unflappable character, and an unflappable nature.

Could you pause the video now I've read the word pairs, just like I did out loud so that you can hopefully remember this word unflappable? Off you go.

Brilliant, so we've now learned three new words.

I wonder if you can remember which word matches which image.

Pause the video and have a go.

So the first image shows an assertive character, the second image shows an audacious character, and the third image shows an unflappable character.

Now my definitions have got muddled up.

So can you pause the video and see if you can match the correct definition with the correct word? Brilliant, let's see how you got on.

So assertive means forceful or self-confident.

Audacious means bold or daring.

Unflappable means cool, calm and collected.

Would you rather be described as being assertive, audacious or unflappable? Which of the three do you think is the best way to be described? I think all three of them can be positive words, just depends whether you'd prefer to be someone who's cool and calm or bold and daring or very self-confident.

So let's have a go now at putting these words in sentences.

Facing the repulsive beast, the young man remained completely.

Remained completely assertive, remained completely audacious or remained completely unflappable.

Which word do you think fits in this sentence the best? So the answer is unflappable.

Even though this character is facing a repulsive beast, he still remained completely unflappable.

The mmh young man held his trusty sword and embarked on his perilous quest.

If you embark on a journey, it's starting a journey and a perilous quest is a very dangerous quest.

So he's holding a sword and he's going on a very dangerous quest.

I wonder how you would describe this young man.

Pause the video and have a think.

Now actually, all of these words could fit in the sentence, but I went for the word audacious because I think he must be bold and daring to go on this perilous quest.

And finally, he was much more mmh than his father who didn't dare to face the Jabberwocky.

Which word do you think fits in this sentence? Again, any of these could work, but I think the best fit is he was much more assertive than his father.

Let's take a look now at some at, oh, have a look at his final sentence.

I forgot I put this one in.

Assertively, the young man told his father he was off to kill the beast.

I want you to think here.

What do you notice about this example? I've used the word assertive, but what have I done to it? Can you pause the video and have a little think about that? How has this word a little bit different? Well done, hopefully, you notice that this has just got an ly on the end.

Assertive, assertively.

And that turns this word from an adjective.

So we're describing word into an adverb.

An adverb describes how you do the verb.

If he assertively told his father, the assertively part describes the verb which is told.

It gives us more of an impression of how he told his father.

So we could use these words and it's really useful to know that these adjectives can also be turned into adverbs.

We can't do this with unflappable.

You can't say, unflappably, it doesn't sound right.

But you could say or dangerously and assertively.

So now it means that we actually haven't just learned three adjectives, but we've learned three adjectives, and two of them, we can just add an ly and turn it into an adverb.

And all of those would be really useful in your writing.

So could you now have a go at writing a sentence using the word assertive? And you can use the word pairs to help you.

For example, you might pick the word assertive stance.

It's how somebody's standing, and you might build an idea around that word pair.

Here is a sentence scaffold if you wanted to complete the sentence to help you.

Before he turns to face the beast, he, what might he do? This is a complex sentence because it's got a subordinating conjunction before.

That means that this first part of the sentence is a subordinating clause.

Before he times the face the beast, and then we have the main clause.

What's the main thing that he did? Now remember, you could turn the word assertive into an adverb, assertively.

For example, before he turned to face the beast, he assertively, and then you could say what he did in that set of manner.

Can you pause the video and see if you can have a go at writing your own sentence now? Great job, well done.

It's always really important when you've written a sentence to just read back and check the things like punctuation, missing words, and to just check that your sentence makes sense.

Can you just have a quick read of your sentence for me, just to check that it looks alright? Well done, always a really good habit to get into.

Okay, let's now have a go at writing a sentence using the word audacious.

Again, you can use the word pairs to help you.

For example, you might write about an audacious plan.

Remember, you can always turn the word audacious into an adverb audaciously, and you could use the word audaciously in your sentence as well.

Can you pause the video and have a go at writing that sentence now? Well done.

And finally, I'd like you to write a sentence using the word unflappable Use the word pairs to help you.

For example, you might write a sentence about having unflappable optimism.

Okay, so maybe you might write a sentence saying something like, despite everything going wrong, he still had unflappable optimism, and then he still feels like everything's going to go well.

So you can pick a word pair now and then build a sentence around that idea, that word pair.

Pause the video and have a go at writing this last sentence.

And because it's your last sentence, try to really push yourself with your vocabulary choices and your sentence structures.

And don't forget, once you've finished, read your sentence back to just check that it makes sense and that you've got all the punctuation that you need.

Well done, you've worked so hard and you have learned three brilliant new adjectives.

I really hope that these adjectives are helpful when you write about the "Jabberwocky." I also hope that now if you recognise these words in a book, you know really clearly what they are, and maybe the images that you've seen today might even come into your mind to help you remember exactly what these words mean.

If you want to share any of your work, you can ask a parent or carer to take a picture of your sentences and upload them on Twitter.

Thank you so much for watching this lesson and for working so hard, and I will see you all soon.

Bye, everyone!.