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Physical Education / Physical Activity


Physical Education / Physical Activity 

Is competitive sport safe? (updated 27th April 2021)

Physical Education 


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.

We provide a wide range of activities including team games, dance, gym, athletics, outdoor and adventurous activities and swimming. These are taught in ways appropriate to the child and their individual ability.


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 and competitions when the opportunity arises.


The Sports Premium report for 2019 - 2020 can be found here 


Swimming and Water Safety 

In particular, pupils should be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

  • use a range of strokes effectively such as front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke

  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.


Please be aware that all PE and swimming lessons are compulsory. Children can only be excused if they produce a doctor's note or a letter from a parent/guardian.


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.



































Physical Activity at Home


Disney Inspired Family Fun Swim Sessions

Join us for new Disney inspired themed pool adventures, with Disney’s most-loved characters, including Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Friends plus key characters from the upcoming Disney Frozen 2. Each 45 minute session provides endless family fun AND kids learn a key life skill - perfect for 3 – 11 year olds.


Where: Hemel Hempstead Leisure Centre 

When: Sunday 14.00 - 15:00

Click Here to book and for more information 


Family Swimming with Inflatable 

Sessions where inflatables are provided. Children must be over the age of eight years to be permitted on to the inflatable and able to swim 25 metres.


Where: Hemel Hempstead Leisure Centre 

When: Saturday 14.00 - 14:45


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Ice Skating lessons 

Planet Ice have a fantastic track record for teaching people to skate. We have now adopted the Skate Excellence program which places a bigger emphasis on Fun whilst learning.


Where: Planet Ice Hemel Hempstead 

When: Various (see website) 


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DJs Play 

The soft play centre has a complex multi-level play frame with a host of exciting features such as the Multi lane slides where you can race your friends. Or a simple game of tag or hide and seek gets the kids running around the bridges, through tubes and down chutes!


Where: DJs Play, Hemel Hempstead 

When: Every Day 9.30am - 6.00pm (Special Educational Needs session every 3rd Saturday of the month 8.30-9.30am)


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Local Leisure Facilities 


Hemel Leisure Centre 

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The Snow Centre 

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The XC

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