Maths starters 4: Counting and understanding number

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By Brenda Williamschildren’s author, poet and literacy advisor

Sleeping Beauty, submarines and school sports day – get inspired with these number stories

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Sleeping Beauty’s wake-up breakfast

When Sleeping Beauty pricked her finger, she fell asleep – and so did the King and Queen, five knights, two cooks, four ladies, three maids, one dog and one cat. A prince woke Sleeping Beauty with a kiss, and everyone else woke up too. The cooks decided to prepare breakfast for everyone, but they had forgotten how many people were in the castle.

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