The mission of PYP PE at AISB is to prepare, engage, and inspire all students in the
skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable them to experience the joy of
movement throughout their lives.
The experiences that learners have in PE during their time at AISB should reflect this
mission and as such will be a balanced blend of:
Active Living: Learners are challenged and supported in acquiring the movement
skills that will allow them to participate actively in a range of physical activities.
Learners understand the concepts, and strategies that will enable them to
confidently, competently and creatively engage in a range of physical activities,
including using their physical capabilities to explore the natural environment.
Interactions: Learners develop and use personal, interpersonal, behavioural,
social and cognitive skills and strategies to promote a sense of personal identity
and wellbeing. Learners are competent in building and maintaining positive
relationships which promote positive movement experiences.
Identity: Learners understand and appreciate the links that movement has with
culture and personal identity. Learners understand that a positive perception of
self can strengthen resilience in situations of adversity.
This year, Grade 1 students were asked to create their own PE games working in
groups, by inventing rules and drawing visual aids. These were then played by
students during class, and it was a world of fun!
This exercise allows students to recognize the challenges presented by each game,
the importance of manipulating space. Working together to categorize games and to
identify and develop appropriate skills and strategies, our Grade 1s reached an
authentic learning experience. They then went on to better understand the
importance of rules and how they define the nature of a game. Some games were an
adaptation of known rules, as students modified existing games and created new
More importantly, students learned to work together in a team and were very
excited to see their games actively played by other children!
Flip through this booklet to see the kids' original drawings and the explained rules.
Who knows, you might just find a new favorite playground game for your kids!
Dr. Laura Morrison
PYP PE Teacher
Pirates and the ship
People run around. There is a pirate that has a
noodle and tries to tag people. People try to take
the treasure from the pirate ship. If they get
tagged, they freeze. To unfreeze, people who
were not tagged need to clap hands 10 times and
they will be free to run again. If people are
tagged with a treasure (bean bag) in their hand,
they need to go to prison. (a marked place ). To
go out of the prison people need to do 5 jumping
jacks. After a while change the pirate with
by Alessia and Cheng
There are people and one tiger. The tiger
wears a green bib. Tiger chases people. If
Tiger catches the people, they need to do
5 jumping jacks and go back in the game.
After a while change the Tiger.
by Gefen, Kira and Yuval
Go Hide and seek tag
One person is counting until 20, everybody
else is hiding. When the person finishes
counting, they go looking for people that
hide away. If they find a person, they call
their name and that person needs to run
away. If they get tagged by the person
who finds them, they freeze. They can
unfreeze if the people that were not
tagged will tap their shoulder. After all
people are tagged another game starts.
by Alexandra, Agonda, Ela and Floris
In this game there are 10 Ninja players
wearing green bibs, 5 Masters wearing red
bibs, 5 trainers to become a Master.
All Ninjas will try to tag the Masters and
when they tag them the Masters need to
spin around 5 times and swap roles with a
Trainer for Master. The trainer Masters are
kept on the side of the court and they run
in a straight line in order to get fit for
becoming a Master. All Masters must be
changed with trainers and then Ninja could
swap, becoming Masters or trainers.
by Pavel, Ares and Baden
The Shepherd and
One person is the Shepherd and the rest of
students are horses. The Shepherd tries to
tag all the horses. The tagged horses go
out of the game. After all students are
tagged, the Shepherd is replaced by
by Nathan, Oliver, Karim and Eden
Run away from the
One player is designated to be the Monster and
wears a red bib. Everybody else wears a blue
bib. There are pins placed in the court. The blue
players are trying to knock the pins down but
can only do this if they are holding the ball (only
one ball).If a blue player is tagged by the
Monster they are “OUT”. If all the pins are
knocked over the blue players win. The Monster
can pick the pins and put them up again.
by David, Julia, Ali Mert and Victoria
Players should try to make it from one side of
the playing area to other without being tagged
by one of the taggers who are positioned along
the side of the playing area. If they successfully
make it to the other side of the playing area,
they can take a ball and try to knock over all
by Albert, Stefania, Nadia, Adrian and
Tag the Blue
Two players are wearing blue bibs. All of the
other players are trying to tag them by throwing
a ball and striking them on the back. When a
player wearing a blue bib is tagged, they are
OUT. If both blue players are OUT the game is
Three taggers are wearing blue vests. They tag
using a tagging stick. When a person is tagged,
they should freeze and make a star shape with
their body. They can then be SAVED by another
player, if that player rolls a ball under their legs.
The person who was SAVED should now take
possession of the ball that they were saved by.
by Boian, Betka, Adi and Georgia
There are 4 taggers that chase people and they
are the wolves. If you get tagged by the wolf,
you go to a designated area and turn 5 times
and go back to the game.
by Zara, Noa, Maria and Darius
Bendy and Boris
There is one person called Bendy. Bendy had a dog
Bendy is a tagger that tries to tag people. If he
succeeds the people tagged go to an area called
BIRTHDAY PLACE that is marked with cones at the end
of the playing area. At Birthday Place an Angel comes
and tap their shoulder and freezes them. If Boris gets to
the Birthday, this place makes people jump. If Bendy
calls everyone to his Birthday Place, he unfreezes them
and players can run free again.
by Sinan and Andrei
People run around. There are two
taggers wearing red bibs. If they tag
somebody that person becomes the
tagger too and will wear a red bib. They
will all run around until there will be only
one player left without being caught
and that will be the winner.
by Connor and Michael
There is music. Everybody dances
around trying to tag each other. If
tagged, people have to do 3 jumps in
the air and then come and dance again
trying to tag or not to get tagged again.
by Diana, Erin and Romy
In this game you will need three taggers
and three noodles. Everyone will run
around the playing area. If you get
caught by the taggers you need to
freeze in any position you want. You can
get unfrozen by the people that there
were not tagged by touching their
by Luka, Mete and Zane
Treasure and Rivers
The treasure is spread around the river.
You need red and blue bibs.
2 people guard the treasure, other
people try to steal the treasure. If they
steal four pieces the game is over. If
they get tagged, they have to start
again from the beginning.
by Thibaut, Andreas and Andrei
The Pirate Game
The treasure is the blocks. There are two
people guarding the treasure. 2 people
try to steal the treasure (bad pirates)
the rest of people run around. If the bad
pirates get tagged, they do 10 jumping
jacks. After a while the pirates change
by Sasha and Stephanie
People run around. They have balls.
There are two teams. They have skittles
in each team. If you get tagged with the
ball you can roll the ball to try to knock
the skittles. If you knock the skittles, you
get points for your team. The winning
team is the one with most points.
by Vlad, Ailene, Lillian, Pietra and
Cotton Candy Laser
The laser beam Monster is asleep. We
wake the monster with music. The
Monster starts tagging, If tagged you
turn into a laser. There is a cotton Candy
princess/prince that sets you free once
you are tagged.
by Ali Khan, Aarav, Zofia, Helena,