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Australian Animals Unit – Australian Curriculum


If you’re teaching Living Things or Non-Fiction texts this term, then you are going to love using this differentiated Australian Animals inquiry unit with your early years students!

Aligned with the Australian curriculum, the resources included in this unit of work have been carefully deigned to cater for the varying abilities in your classroom with resources and activities to suit levels K-2.

Created by an Australian teacher and tested in my very own classroom (and many others – just take a look at the wonderful feedback left from teachers who have used this resource), your students are going to LOVE learning about the classification of Australian Animals, habitats, diet and features of the following:

✔ Wombats

✔ Kangaroos

✔ Emus

✔ Kookaburras

✔ Echidnas

✔ Tasmanian Devils

✔ Platypuses

✔ Dingoes

✔ Possums

✔ Bandicoots

✔ Koalas

✔ Wombats

✔ Cockatoos

Going to a Wildlife Park or Zoo as a part of your unit?? I have included Pre and Post activities for your trip including activities on Australian Animals AND Wildlife Rangers.

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Here is a breakdown of what’s included:

✔ 12 flash cards/word wall cards – additional Aussie Fonts included – VIC, QLD, NSW etc

✔ Colour Photograph animal cards and matching animal names

✔ Emergent reader

✔ Classification posters

✔ 12 Colour and black and white information fact sheets on each animal

✔ Fact sheet templates

✔ Labelled Diagrams (colour posters and black and white student copy)

✔ Draw and label your own diagram

✔ Aussie animal word search and teacher answer sheet

✔ Venn diagram template

✔ 12 fact graphic organisers

✔ Information book templates

✔ Creative writing piece

Wildlife Sanctuary Visit:

✔ Questions for the Wildlife Ranger

✔ Wildlife Ranger Student Name Tag Badges

✔ Wildlife Sanctuary Visit Recount (4 versions)

✔ Thank you letter to the Wildlife Ranger

✔ Creative Writing Activities




Please note, this is a downloadable, digital file that you can access immediately after purchase.

To open the files you will be required to have a PDF Reader such as Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer. Please ensure your software is up to date to avoid compatibility issues.



Purchase of this resource entitles the purchaser the right to reproduce pages in limited quantities for single classroom or homeschool use only.

Duplication for a friend, another staff member, entire school or commercial purpose without purchase of an additional licence is strictly forbidden.

Copying any part of this resource and/or placing it on the internet in any form (even a personal or classroom website/ school server) is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).


Copyright ©Chantelle Jacobs

Miss Jacobs Little Learners Pty Ltd

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Year Level

Year 2, Year 3, Year 1, Prep / Foundation, Preschool, Year 4

Customer Reviews

Based on 487 reviews
Melissa J Thompson
Great resource

Thank you. This resource was just righ for what we needed during lockdown.

Sarah M.

These are fantastic little fact files. My kids work in pairs to read and highlight important information. This has been so helpful for note taking and providing exemplars for information reports.

Jessica R.

SO many resources in one download! A must have for teaching Informative Writing

Miranda Dunstan

This makes my unit come alive. Thank you

kate madden

Fantastic product! Enhanced our Information Report writing.

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