A screamtastic day of fun and learning was a Halloween treat for little children at Ramsgate Arts Primary.

The Spooky Arts Day gave the four and five year olds from Reception classes the chance to enjoy a range of activities in specially decorated themed classrooms.

Pupils added to the atmosphere and were dressed and made up in their horrifying outfits including witches, skeletons, Dracula, dragons, ghosts, zombies and werewolves as well as less scary costumes including Spiderman and Super Mario.

Among the fun activities were learning a spooky song, getting creative and making stars out of sticks, skeletons from cotton buds, cutting out card to make a witches face and hat and then painting it ghastly green and black, and making pumpkin faces by printing in paint with cut apples.

Being immersed in lots of different arts activities for a whole day engaged pupils in a variety of creative styles using many different resources and techniques including weaving, chalk rubbing, painting and printing.

Sensory activities waited for the young ghostbusters in the outdoor play area where they delved into frightful foam and spiders to find eyeballs, spiders and worms (pasta).

They also cooked up a monster mixture in the outdoor kitchen making spells and using colourful mud in the creepy cooks’ cauldron.

Head of Early Years Sophie Spurrier said: “The Halloween art day was a great success with the children and it gave them a chance to really engage with all types of creativity with a specific theme in the morning and afternoon. They really enjoyed all the tasks and opportunities and worked well together.”

Head of School Nick Budge added: “Creativity is a central part of life at RAPS and having a full art day with so many different learning experiences is brilliant for these children. They have only been with us since September but they are really engaged with all of the different types of learning that our specialist arts primary can offer.”

To book a tour of RAPS and see the arts learning in action, contact Head of School Nick Budge on 01843 582847.

Ramsgate Arts Primary School is part of the Viking Academy Trust with Upton Junior School at Broadstairs and Chilton Primary School, Ramsgate.