Yewtree Primary School

Learning and Laughter, Achievement and Aspiration, Safety and Security
Everyone doing the very best they can

Address: Fletcher Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP2 5QR

01442 424920

Miss F Ewen

PE & Sports at Yewtree Primary School


The aim of PE at Yewtree is to develop children's skills in various sports and to enhance awareness of fitness, health and the body.

All pupils receive two hours of physical education per week, one hour of skill related sport and one hour of fitness. We provide a wide range of activities including team games, dance, gym, athletics and swimming. These are taught in ways appropriate to the child and their individual ability. Dance is currently taught across the school as part of the PE curriculum.

At Yewtree we encourage and recognise children's participation in extra-curricular sporting activities and build upon children's strengths. Children are invited to participate in extra-curricular clubs when the opportunity arises.

Pupils at Yewtree have the opportunity to take part in many competitions against other pupils in local schools in sports such as football, basketball, netball, hockey, tri golf, gymnastics, dance, athletics, tag rugby, boccia and curling.

Please be aware that all PE and swimming lessons are compulsory. Children can only be excused for medical reasons. We advise pupils to bring their PE kit to school every Monday and take it home for washing on Fridays.

For Health and Safety reasons stud ear rings and headscarves must be removed for PE and swimming lessons.


Key stage 1 Requirements from the National Curriculum


Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.


Pupils should be taught to:

  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns.


Key stage 2 Requirements from the National Curriculum

Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination.
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics].
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns.
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.


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Your School Games 

At Yewtree Primary School we have two Bronze Ambassadors, they promote a range of sports activities, run competitions and update our school games website.  Click on the link above to find out what has been happening!



Year Five and Six Basketball Competition 

This year Yewtree had two teams entered into Dacorum School Sports Network area basketball competition. The evening saw over 10 teams challenge each other in a blaze of basketball games. In each game music was played to signify the one minute power plays. During this time teams scored 1 point fir hitting the basketball backboard, 2 points for hitting the rim and 4 points for scoring a basket. 

Both teams played fantastically throughout but Team one missed out on a place in the final by 4 points. 

A big well done to both teams. 


Year Four Tag Rugby 

At this year’s Year 4 Tag Ruby event Yewtree took on five schools at the event and didn’t lose a single game. Pupils passed, tackled and ran their way to victory in four games and narrowly missed out in their fitch, managing to secure a draw. Well done to Michael, Rehan, Sidney, Lexi, Lauren, Alexius, Alfie, Junior, Mike and Hezekiah.


Key Stage Two Boccia Competition 

This year we were lucky enough to have seven pupils enter the Dacorum School Sports Network Boccia Championships. The pupils practiced their skills in the target areas before competing against other schools in Hemel Hempstead. It was a tense competition with games being won only just by a centimetre or two. The pupils worked very hard as a team and have earned themselves a place at the county finals in December. Good luck to Amy, Ryan, Bradley, Charlie, Sky, Alfie and Billy. 


Football Vs Boxmoor 

On Friday 16th November Yewtree played their first league football game against Boxmoor Primary School. The game was held at Boxmoor and after a short trip on the bus it was time for a warm up. 

This first half was full of action with Yewtree scoring three goals. Well done to George and Justin. Into the second half and Boxmoor came back attacking as hard as they could. In a very short amount of time Boxmoor had scored two and we were only winning by one goal. The rest of this game was great to watch and saw both teams scoring another goal each. This meant that Yewtree had won their first league game 4-3. Well done boys. 


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