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Year 5 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 5 App requirements for 2018


(as of Dec 2017)


Adobe Reader FREE

Reading pdf documents

Adobe Reader Preview

Aurasma HP Reveal FREE

Augmented reality App

Aurasma HP Reveal

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 FREE

Reference content from and Will work offline for searched words

Dictionary Preview

Explain Everything Classic $14.99

Explain Everything Classic is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive  whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export  almost anything to and from almost anywhere.

Explain Everything Classic Preview

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

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

Google Drive FREE

Storage and file sharing

Google Drive Preview

Google Docs FREE

Document Authoring

Google Docs Preview

Google Sheets FREE

Spreadsheet Authoring

Google Sheets Preview

Google Slides FREE

Presentation Authoring

Google Slides Preview

Google Earth FREE

Earth mapping tool for 3D imagery of countries, cities and locations

Google Earth Preview


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

Hika Explorer Preview

Hooked on Words FREE

Language game

Hooked on Words Preview

iBooks FREE

iBook repository

iBooks Preview

iMovie FREE with new devices

Movie making tool including video, photos, music and sound effects

iMovie Preview

Inspiration $14.99


Inspiration Preview


App that allows IXL to work on iPads

IXL Preview

Keynote FREE

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

Keynote Preview

Khan Academy FREE

Khan Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free

Khan Academy Preview

MackinVIA ebook Reader FREE

Allows students to access a new range of ebooks

MackinVIA Preview

Notability $14.99

Annotation onto pdf documents, recording notes and creating presentations

Notability Preview

NoodleTools Companion FREE

A tool that allows students to record the research sources used in inquiry.

NoodleTools Companion 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

Pop Words FREE

Boggle type word game

Pop Words Preview

Seesaw: The Learning Journal FREE

Student-driven digital portfolio

Seesaw Preview

Sora, by OverDrive (Updated)


ereader for Kristin School Digital Collection

Sora, by OverDrive Preview


Year 5 Optional requirements for 2018


(as of Dec 2017)


Chicken Coop Fractions FREE

Equivalent fractions chicken egg game

Chicken Coop Fractions Preview

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
Make Beliefs Comix FREE

Create Comic Strips easily on the iPad

Make Beliefs Comix Preview

Puppet Pals


Practice Chinese oral skills in a fun way

Puppet Pals Preview

Word Tracer -
Learn Chinese


Learn Chinese characters. The meaning, sound and how to write characters correctly in a systematic way

Word Tracer - Learn Chinese Preview


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