Finish This... Primary

Step into the role of ENO Composer!

A new music making programme for KS2 classes; bringing a fusion of opera, film and animation for FREE as a creative springboard for collaborative composition work in the classroom.

Finish This…
invites your class to be ENO Composers and tasks them with a mission to respond to, and resolve, a purposefully unfinished operatic piece titled ‘Blue, Red, Yellow…’.  A creative catalyst for your pupils to embrace their imaginations and experiment to create new colour worlds and stories – all through the lens of opera.

The ENO provides film resources, lesson plans, class toolkit and online Teacher CPD – all co-designed with primary specialists, teachers and artists. We aim to give teachers the tools and support to confidently deliver a fun child-led creative approach to music making, whilst promoting self-expression, autonomy, and teamwork.

FREE to all state primary schools nationwide.

Why sign up?

Pupils will…

  • Develop active listening skills and the ability to analyse and interpret
  • Develop self-confidence and independent thinking and creativity
  • Be encouraged to experiment with ideas and take ownership of their work
  • Produce a piece of recorded music to mark and celebrate their achievements

Teachers will…

  • Access high-quality digital teaching resources and training materials co-designed by primary specialist, artists and teachers
  • Receive CPD and ongoing support from ENO Engage team
  • Develop their confidence in delivering composition work
  • Be supported to explore child-led approaches to music learning

“It was lovely to see those children that don’t normally achieve things in an English lesson or a maths lesson, actually achieving in that music lesson and working collaboratively. There’s so many skills that were developed alongside the music, and I think that was really powerful.”
– KS2 teacher from Bushmead School, Luton

How does it work?

Finish This… is structured across 7 sessions, each lasting approximately 60 minutes.

The programme takes place during the Autumn Term 2022 and you’ll be asked to submit your class music piece back to the ENO by the start of December. The programme adopts a flexible delivery model to suit you. You might choose to deliver one session a week over a few weeks or deliver it more intensively across a few days.

The programme launches with a CPD webinar for teachers, available from the 5 September, to either watch live after school or to catch up later. You will be guided through the sessions and resources. CPD attendance is an essential part of the programme and attendance is strongly recommended.

“Easy to understand lesson plans and videos which guided teachers of all experience and musical level.”
– KS2 Teacher from Icknield School, Luton

What's included:

  • A short film especially commissioned for young audiences, presenting the opera piece ‘Blue, Red, Yellow….’
  • Digital music-making films to play in the classroom
  • Teacher pack, with lesson plans and guidance from teachers
  • ENO Composer Badges for your pupils
  • Downloadable lesson resources, with optional extension activities
  • CPD webinar for a step-by-step guide through the programme and resources
  • Live Q&A online session and ongoing support from the ENO
  • Templates & Tips on how to bring your music to life through extension activities
  • ENO Composer Certificate
  • Celebratory video message from the ENO’s Composer

Celebration

Each class will receive a celebratory package including an ENO certificate for pupils and congratulations film message from the composer.

Every class music submission will also be uploaded and available to listen to via our ENO SoundCloud.

Furthermore, the ENO composer and the ENO will select up to 25 music pieces from across the nation and bring these to life with a bespoke animation response film. This will be showcased across our website and social media platforms to celebrate the breadth of musical work and talent from across a range of schools.

Check out some previous schools’ musical responses from our pilot.

“It was great that it felt like the children’s composition, not simply something that they were given to perform or adapt.” – KS2 teacher, Rushey Green Primary School, Lewisham

Find out more

To read a summary of our pilot programme evaluation, please click here.

Sign up now!

Finish This… is now open for bookings. To book, please complete this form by Monday 27 June 2022.

If you have any questions about Finish This… Primary, please contact Katy Robinson: krobinson@eno.org