Paper Mache Matroyshka dolls.

In Year 1 we have been learning about the continents and oceans! We decided to use Disney stories to help us with this, focusing on a different story from each continent and various countries around the world. In D&T we picked Anastacia! This story is set in Russia and we learnt a lot about the true story behind the film. We then looked at some Russian traditions and decided to design, make and evaluate our very own Russian dolls! We designed 3 dolls, practised sizing so that they could fit inside each other and then learned a new skill – paper mache! We used this to cover some cups to make a doll shape and then painted them carefully to copy our design. We then spent time evaluating the models, deciding what worked well, what could be better and reflecting on what skills we used.