We’ve been reading bits of Castle by David Macaulay aloud together. It is a very detailed account about how a castle and the adjoining town were planned out and built. One section talked about how the castle walls were built. We tried to design our own walls to be as strong as possible.
|The drawing from Castle shows how thick the castle walls were constructed. We tried to do the same…|
|The first time round, the rice made our wall buckle (and break). We learned the importance of mortar in binding the rocks together!!|
|LD and DD designed this wall.|
|And we reworked this wall with double rows of bricks and rice in the middle.|