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Year 4 Software Specifications

An approved list of education Apps should be purchased and installed before the start of each school term. The baseline requirements are listed, followed by the latest Term requirements. (Note: The Junior School App list is continually reviewed. Any additional App requests will be published here and also in student homework during the school year).

Select the appropriate App below on the iPad and press on the preview link for direct access to the App Store for that specific App.

Year 4 App requirements 




Adobe Reader FREE

Reading pdf documents

Adobe Reader Preview

Book Creator $7.49

ebook creator

Book Creator Preview

Borrow Box FREE

e-book reader for use with Auckland Public Libraries

Borrow Box Preview

Brainpop FREE

Description: An easy way to login to Brainpop. Please use the school account details provided by your class teacher.

Brainpop Preview

Canvas FREE Canvas Student App
Canvas Parent App
ChatterPix FREE

Brings static images to life

ChatterPix Preview

Explain Everything $14.99

If you cannot do it with Explain Everything, it probably can't be done

Explain Everything

Find my iPhone FREE

If your iPad is misplaced then Find My iPhone app will allow you to use any other iOS device to find it and protect your data. Install this app on two devices, open it and sign in with your Apple ID

Find my iPhone Preview

Google Docs FREE

Collaborative file sharing

Google Docs Preview

Google Drive FREE

Storage and file sharing

Google Drive Preview

Google Sheets FREE

Collaborative file sharing

Google Sheets Preview

Google Slides FREE

Collaborative presentation creation

Google Slides Preview

Hika Explorer FREE

Hika Explorer is focused on the learning and teaching of te reo Māori

Hika Explorer Preview

Hopscotch FREE

Coding app for the iPad

Hopscotch Preview

iBooks FREE

iBook repository

iBooks Preview

iMovie FREE with new devices Movie making tool including video, photos, music and sound effects

iMovie Preview


App that allows IXL to work on iPads

IXL Preview

Keynote FREE with new devices

Presentation processing including 44 Apple-designed themes. Easy-to-use tools let you add tables, charts, shapes, photos, and videos to slide

Keynote Preview

MackinVIA ebook Reader FREE

Allows students to access a new range of ebooks

MackinVia Preview

Math Slide
Add / Sub

FREE (with In-App purchases (now works wth IOS11)

Addition and Subtraction practise

Math Slide Add / Sub Preview

Math Slide
Mult / Div
FREE (with In-App purchases) (now works wth IOS11)

Multiplication and Division practise

Math Slide Mult / Div Preview

Notability $14.99

Annotation onto pdf documents, recording notes and creating presentations

Notability Preview


FREE with new devices

‘Pages' is both a streamlined word processor and an easy-to-use page layout application. It allows you to be a writer one minute and a designer the next, always with a perfect document in the works

Pages Preview

Pic Collage FREE

Image arrangement

Pic Collage Preview

ScratchJr FREE

Coding app for the iPad

ScratchJr Preview

Seesaw: The Learning Journal FREE

Student-driven digital portfolio

Seesaw Preview

Sora, by OverDrive (Updated) FREE

ereader for Kristin School Digital Collection

Sora, by OverDrive Preview


 Year 4 Optional requirements




ePlatform by Wheelers FREE

Gives access to ebooks on the Wheeler's ePlatform

ePlatform Preview

GarageBand FREE
with new devices

GarageBand turns your iPad into Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio. Students can make music anywhere and play pianos, organs, guitars, drums, and basses

GarageBand Preview

Ghost Type $4.49 An online typing tutor

 Ghost Type

Green Screen by Do Ink $4.49

Green Screen app for use in the Cloud Suite

Green Screen by Do Ink Preview

Literacy Planet Word Mania FREE Word building activity
Mighty Math $2.99

Increase the speed of basic facts

Mighty Maths Preview

Monster Math FREE (with In-App purchases)

Basic Facts practise

Monster Math Preview

Pettson's Inventions Deluxe $5.99

Pettson's Inventions is a great series of fun contraption games.

Pettson's Inventions Deluxe Preview

Popplet $7.49

Capture and organise your ideas


Puppet Pals $5.99 Present learning / knowledge in a fun way

Puppet Pals Preview
Stop Motion Studio FREE

Makes the creation of stop motion animation easy

Stop Motion Studio Preview

Where's my Water? FREE

Problem solving using a water theme

Where's my Water? Free Preview

Word Clouds FREE

Allows you to create and share word clouds

Word Clouds Preview


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