Imaginary worlds: King of the castle

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By Jenni Tavenerearly years teacher and writer

Use the exciting world of castles, princesses, kings and queens as inspiration for number activities, movement and role play

King of the castle

1 Comparing castles

Look at the different features of a castle



Development matters: show an interest in number problems (30-50 months); use own methods to work through a problem (40-60+ months).

Early learning goal: : children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.

What you need

Group size: small groups.

Pictures of real and imaginary castles; ‘Comparing castles’ activity sheet; felt-tipped pens and crayons.

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