Class-wise circulars

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Starting the Academic Year 2022-23

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Dear Parents, 

We are all set to start the new academic year 2022-23 from March 28! We hope that you and the kids are all refreshed and set to attack this year with great gusto. We sure are! 

We are a bagless school and we are starting IN-PERSON school after a long gap. There are a lot of things we need to tell you and we will be sending out LOTS of instructions via email. Do make sure you read them thoroughly and if it feels like too much, just listen to the attached audio! 

NOTE :

School will function as per regular working hours in the IN-PERSON mode only. You will be sent a separate email with your child’s specific school timings. We will NOT be conducting online school anymore as there is hardly any interest for that mode presently. 

The summer school session will be from March 28 to April 13. We reopen after the summer vacation in the first week of June. Those dates will be conveyed to you, closer to the date.

Here are the steps that you need to take, to ensure a smooth start :

Step 1 of 5: Pay fees before 14th March

  • Paying fees on time will help us organize our lists and items to be given to you before school starts.
  • The office needs 4 working days after fee payment to organize the materials that are to be given to you. Things cannot happen faster than that. 
  • If the management has approved any change in fee payment/installment dates, the school office will have a note of the same. Please do not call or email again for that.

Step 2 of 5: Item collection 

  • Dates  – Collection dates and times
Date Timings
19th March  9 am to 1 pm
21st to 25th March  9 am to 3 pm
April 15th onwards 9 am to 1 pm – CLOSED on SUNDAY

Here are the things to collect from the school

  • One Temporary ID card for the student – to be worn by the student on the first day of the new school year. No entry into school without the ID card. 
  • Two Temporary parent passes – given to the parents to use for pick up and drop off either in the school or with the transport provider.
  • Calendar – a single place where you can get information of all the activities to be conducted during the course of the school year. We also have an online Google Calendar of the same, which you can access from our website under the specific school branch.
  • Fridge magnet – to put up the calendar on the fridge and also to put up cool certificates which your child will win!
  • Daily worksheet folder (Std. 1 onward) – this has to be carried to the school every day by the student.
  • Files – Collect as per the chart below :
Std Files  Subject wise distribution
1 and 2 8 Eng, Math, Social, Science, Lang Arts, Inf Transfer, Art, Other
3 and 4 9 Eng, Math (2), Social, Science, Marathi, Inf Transfer, Art, Other
5 to 7 10 Eng, Math (2), Social, Science, Marathi, Hindi, Inf Transfer, Art, Other
8 to 10 10 Eng, Math (2), Social, Science, Marathi, Inf Transfer, Journal, Art,

Other

  • Funky folding Walnut bag – this bag is for you to show off how environmentally friendly you are when you go to the market! This is for YOU, not for the kids!

Please note:

  • Worksheets which your child brings home everyday, should be filed daily in the files that are given. Our teachers will ask students to get these files to school once in a while to check that sheets are being kept properly. 
  • We will NOT be giving worksheets to you – as we will give it directly to students in the classroom, period by period. (Aren’t you glad about that )
  • Similarly, we will NOT be giving activity material now – as we will give it directly to students in the classroom, period by period. (In-person schooling, finally, Yaay!)
  • The list of textbooks that we use is being shared with you separately. You have to keep textbooks at home. Some subjects do not have a textbook. The list which we will send has further details. Do not send textbooks to school. We have a separate set of books in the school for the kids. 

Step 3 of 5: Make sure you have ordered the uniform

  • Same dates and hours as the material collection time.
  • Visit the school office to check uniform size. Bring your child along with you for trials.
  • Place the order for two sets (you can order more if you want).
  • Collect it immediately if the size is available. 

Please note:

  • You also need 100% black shoes (sports) and black socks, but you need to get those on your own. Any brand that you are comfortable with is fine, but make sure it is totally black. (Just the brand name in a different colour is ok, but no other designs)

Step 4 of 5: Make sure you have arranged for transportation

  • The transport provider details are as follows:
  • Shivane campus: Mr. Marne – 9970194003
  • He will be available in the school if you want to talk to him in person on Sat / Sun (March 19, 20, 26, 27) from 10 am to 1 pm. 
  • Fursungi campus:
    Mr. Amit Kamble 8379051818 / Mr. Ramesh Makar – 9284956699
  • They will be available in the school if you want to talk to them in person on Sat / Sun (March 19, 20, 26, 27) from 10 am to 1 pm. 
  • Wakad campus: Mr. Avinash Sirsat – 9075618380
  • He will be available in the school if you want to talk to him in person on Sat / Sun (March 19, 20, 26, 27) from 10 am to 1 pm. 
  • Please fix the pick up and drop off location, payment terms etc. in advance. That will prevent problems later. 

Step 5 of 5: Wait for school to start!

We cannot wait to see our students enjoying their schooling with us – learning together, forming bonds and participating in all our activities. Our teachers are super excited too!

Know your dates:

  • Academic year 2021-22 last day of school : 17 March 2022
  • Short break from: 18 March to 27 March 2022
  • Academic year 2022-23 first day of school : 28 March 2022
  • Summer break duration : From 14 April to 31 May 2022
  • School reopens in the first week of June; the exact dates would be conveyed to you in May.

Special Notes:

  • If you misplace your permanent ID card, you will have to place a request for a new one. It costs Rs. 100.
  • The ID card is part of the uniform and is A MUST to enter the school premises.
  • Additional folders can be bought from the school office. Each costs Rs. 150.
  • Central help desk : 020-35007900
  • Email address : feedback at walnutedu.in
  • Hindi Audio

Marathi Audio

How to read the calendar

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Dear Parents,

In the initial material that you’ve collected from school (if you haven’t yet, do collect it on or before 25th March!), you will have received the School Calendar. Since it is the school calendar for the academic year 2022-23, it shows only those months when school is in session. 

You see various symbols on the calendar and it is explained on the calendar itself what they mean. Here is a quick overview :

School reopening : The class is mentioned below this icon on the calendar. That is the first day of the new academic year, for your child. You also see this icon again when the school reopens after any long break.

 

Practice : This is when the students write practice exams to prepare for the tests. These happen before each test, once every quarter.

 

Tests : There is a test for each core subject. The details of this are explained to you in the academic and exam plan. These tests happen once every quarter too. You will be shared the Portion Circulars per unit via the standard – wise Announcements Classroom that your children will be a part of. You can read more about the philosophy behind exams at Walnut here .

 

Electric Saturdays : These are fun days for the students and even the parents. Sports matches, quiz competitions, challenges, workshops, art days, science fairs, business fairs, debate competitions and lots of other exciting activities! You will get emails about this from time to time. Different classes will have these events on different Saturdays.

 

Parties : These are days with regular school hours where the students have a fun day, based on a specific theme. Detailed instructions on dress code, activities, what to bring etc. will be shared closer to the dates.

 

Holiday / Assimilate : This is for holidays / no school days. You also see this break in the calendar when the final rounds of tests are about to start without a weekend break. This is a short break for the students to rest and let the learnings sink in. This day will help students attempt the upcoming tests better.

 

Office Closed : Our school offices are working on most Saturday mornings (even when the students are on break). If you see this icon in the calendar, the school office would also be closed on that particular date.

 

We have a BIG EVENT that is not mentioned in the calendar – the WINTER CARNIVAL. It will be held in the third quarter – which means sometime between the 12th December 2022 and 10th Feb 2023. The reason it is not being put on the calendar is that this is an OUTDOOR event across a couple of evenings. With the changing weather patterns and winter rain that we have been seeing over the last few years, we will have to wait till we are closer to the time, look at the weather forecasts and then declare the dates and take our chances!

You will get emails about all events and more details from time to time. The calendar is just to give you the year’s overview.

We also add our calendar events to Google Calendar. You can go ahead and add the calendar to your personal calendar list on Google, so that you can organize schedules better.

Here are the links to the Google Calendars :

Hindi Audio

Marathi Audio

First Day of School : What to send with the child

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Dear Parents,

The new academic year begins from 28th March 2022. We are preparing to welcome our children back after such a long gap, and here’s how you can help make the first day back to school a smooth experience :

Pick up and drop off :

  • Children who DO NOT come to school by the WALNUT SCHOOL authorized transport  are known as MAMMA CHILDREN. These children must be dropped off in school 5 minutes before their given batch timings.
  • Drop off points are specified in the school campus, and our staff will guide you toward them. MAMMA CHILDREN are to be picked up after school is over from the same points. Please be patient and cooperate with our staff and comply with the drop-off points.
  • In case you have opted for the WALNUT SCHOOL authorized transport, the transport providers will be informing you regarding the pick up and drop off timings as well as routes.
  • The PARENT’S ID card is a pass to collect the child. It MUST be carried by whoever picks the child up (at the bus stop, from school, by private service providers and EVEN by parents).
  • Without the PARENT ID, the person picking up the child will NOT be given possession of the student. This is for the children’s safety. Please cooperate.

Uniform : 

  • Each child must be in clean and complete uniform, which includes black socks, black shoes and the ID card.
  • Children without an ID card will not be allowed to enter the school campus or attend school. This is for security purposes. Please do not argue with our staff regarding this.
  • The ID card must be tied to the string hanging from the pocket. Do NOT use safety pins.
  • Hair should be properly combed and not falling on to the forehead and eyes. If hair goes up to the shoulder, it must be tied up neatly. Hair bands or hair ties or elastics or pins must all be black.
  • Reference number is to be written on the uniform label (T – shirt, trousers, jacket), Tiffin bag and napkins and also on the shoes so that they do not get mixed up. Suggestions : write with a ball point pen or get it embroidered.
  • No dangling jewellery, nail polish, mehendi, tattoos etc. Small studs or small simple rings are the only jewellery allowed.
  • Trimming of nails should be done at regular intervals.
  • Do make sure the child is wearing a mask, and carrying an extra one along.

Stationery / Academic material : 

  • Please make sure that you have collected the specified material (ID card, files, folder, calendar and fridge magnet) as per the schedule conveyed to you on 10th March. It is compulsory to collect the material before the first day of school.
  • Send the folder along with the child.
  • Inside the folder, you will see a zipped pocket. This is to keep the writing material in. In that please send the following : 5 sharpened pencils, a ruler, an eraser. Std 6 onwards, send 2 pens as well.
  • The files are NOT to be carried to school. They must be kept at home. Daily worksheets that will come home are to be filed in these files, per subject.
  • We are a bagless school right till Std. 10, so of course – NO SCHOOL BAG to be sent along with the child! 🙂

Tiffin / Water bottles : 

  • Children will be bringing a tiffin, water bottle and napkin in a small bag to school. The bag (with the things inside) must fit in an area of 10 x 10 inches and 4 inches height. That is the size of the rack for each child. No additional space can be provided.
  • Please note that back packs or sacks do not fit in this area and will not be allowed to be used as tiffin bags. Make sure that the snack bag that you send will fit in the given area and that things won’t fall out of it when kept there. If things don’t fit, they will not be allowed to be carried with the child. They will be sent back home.
  • Make sure the water bottle is leak-proof (1/2 litre). This bottle will be in their tiffin rack for the whole day (horizontally) and will be used during the snack break. Water fountains for drinking for the rest of the day will be available on every floor through the school filter.
  • Avoid sending junk food. We would be sending out a recommended weekly menu list from June. Do not send snacks in the kid’s pocket to eat in the classroom.
  • Children must carry a cloth napkin to lay out to eat on. They must eat carefully without spilling and spoiling the eating area.
  • Please make sure that the children carry the tiffin when they come to school. Late tiffin entries cannot be entertained. Staff cannot collect tiffins at odd times for the students.

Early or Personal pick ups : 

  • This is largely discouraged but we understand that emergencies can happen once in a while where this would be necessary. If the child is to be picked up early from school or a child going by bus is going to be picked up from school directly, please send a note with the child at the beginning of the day to be given in the office . (Mention the child’s name, ref no + Specify the reason, who will pick the child up, the time, signed by parent)
  • In case there is a bigger emergency, and you come at the very last minute – please wait patiently till your children arrive. Children are spread out at different locations at different times of the day – as you know. Do not become irritated with the office staff as they need time!

In the end, please be patient. It is the first day of school for everyone. There are some new students, and some who have been with us for some time. We are starting full-fledged school after two years, and children and parents are bound to be confused. It is okay. As long as your child is in the school premises, he/she is safe. We manage the rest. Sit back, and enjoy the day after you drop off your child. Children must now get used to in-person schooling, and we are here to make that experience fun and interesting!

Hindi Audio

Marathi Audio

School activity + logins and passwords

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Dear Parents,

In a bagless school like ours, are you worried that you won’t know what’s happening in school on a daily basis? Fear not, we’ve got you covered! In fact, because we are bagless and so technically enabled you come to know many more things about the school day than in a traditional school!

We pride ourselves on transparent and regular communication with our parents (as you might have already realized through the emails we’re sending across!). Read on to know how you will be informed about your child’s regular progress :

What happens in school?

  • As per their timetable, the students have different classes. They get new information and do some exercises – oral, activities, writing or physical.
  • Students get worksheets in the classroom which they solve. For most of the classes, these worksheets are given back to the teacher to review. The teacher then goes through them and hands them back to the students (maybe after a day or two).
  • The students then bring these sheets back home in the folder that they carry.
  • Std. 3 onwards, the teacher assigns homework for each core subject. Students will be circling the homework question numbers on the worksheet.

What happens digitally?

Walnut Email / Google classroom
Your child will be a part of a digital Google Classroom (called the Announcements Classroom) too. Click here for the steps to access the Google Classroom.

Here you can get to see :

  • the homework that the students have (Std 3 onwards).
  • the portion that is going to be taught in the quarter for different core subjects
  • special announcements etc.

You have to login to the Google Classroom with the Walnut School email only.

 

Walmiki 

  • The Walmiki app has eLearning lectures as well as practice quizzes.
  • You can see HW quizzes under Upcoming Quizzes through your child’s Walmiki login. These are also specified in the homework sheet shared with you.
  • This has a login and password of its own.

Click here for the steps to access the Walmiki app.

What happens at home?

  • After a day or two of school, students start bringing home worksheets. You have the files that you have picked up from school. Plan and label a different file for each subject and start filing the sheets in there. Students up to Std 2 need parents’ help for this. From Std 3 onwards, make this a daily habit. As you start filing them subject-wise, it will form the student’s ‘notebook’. This will include the classwork and the homework.
  • Homework
    – In writing : It can be circled questions from the worksheet or some creative writing assignment. They have to do these at home on paper and bring them back to school the next day. Homework is checked by the teachers ONLY if the students bring it back before the deadline – which is the next day.
    Additionally, we will be sharing a Homework sheet on the Announcements Classroom for your reference. This will have subject-wise tabs, with the respective worksheet codes and the homework for the day mentioned.
    – Walmiki : On certain days, the homework might also be attempting Walmiki quizzes.
    – Digital assignment : On certain days, the homework could be completing a digital assignment on the Google classroom too. You have a separate email explaining how to access this.
  • Additionally, parents will receive an email every Friday, with  information about what was taught per subject during the week. This email would also have worksheets and presentations in the digital format. If your child is absent for short or long durations, or a worksheet goes missing, you can refer to these digital copies.

How and when would the exams be?

  • The calendar has the Test days and practice days already marked in for the entire year!
  • The syllabus for these tests is conveyed to you via the Announcements Classroom.
  • Further information about the tests i.e. paper pattern, marks distribution, test schedule, etc. is also put up on the Announcements Classroom in a similar manner closer to the exam dates.

Other updates : 

  • We send out detailed emails and circulars to inform you about specific events or school – related updates.
  • Our emails and circulars are a bit on the long side, because they try to explain things in detail with examples.
  • Marathi and Hindi audios are attached to the circulars to make sure there is no language barrier for understanding.
  • Do make sure you go through each email and circular that we send across!
  • Circulars are of two types – one which is meant for everyone, and one which is meant only for your child. We make that very clear at the top of the circular – so please pay attention to the same.

Communicating with the school

  • Parents can send emails to our helpdesk feedback@walnutedu.in from their registered email address.
  • Calls can be placed on our helpdesk number 020-35007900.

Hindi Audio

Marathi Audio

WalMiki – Steps to login and take a quiz_lecture

Logging in to Walmiki and attempting Quizzes.

Select Branch to Login at Shivane/ Fursungi/ Wakad.


Type the 

    1. Username: (put the students reference number, e.g: GA01)
    2. Password: <as per the mail sent to you>


  • On the Home page, you will see all the Core subjects your child has. Under each subject, you will see a Q (that stands for Quizzes) and L (that stands for the eLearning Lectures).


  • Clicking on the Q will give you access to the chapter – wise quizzes per subject. You can see the entire list on the right-hand side.


  • The quizzes may be named as Practice Tests or Class Tests.
    Practice tests stand for chapter – based quizzes that can be attempted multiple times. The questions keep getting randomised, so your child can revise multiple times until he / she is ready to attempt the Class Test.
    Class Tests can be attempted only once and are accessible for a specific duration. You can see these in the Upcoming Quizzes on the right hand side after you click on the subject.
  • Click on the View button of the quiz you want your child to attempt. Cl
  • Select “Start Quiz” to start attempting the quiz.


  • These tests are in the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) format and are timed. You can see the timer on the top right of the screen. Select the correct option and click on Submit. This must be done after each question. You will see whether the selected answer was right or wrong by looking at the left hand side of the screen. The question numbers will get highlighted accordingly.


  • Once all the questions in the quiz have been attempted, click on the End Quiz button. The summary of the quiz will be displayed on the screen. If it is a Practice Test, you can attempt the same quiz multiple times, so click on Try Again.
  • If you want to see a Replay of how the questions have been answered, click on the Replay button.


Please note : For the Practice Tests, the questions are generated randomly from our question bank. The more the number of attempts, the more the chances of getting exposed to different kinds of questions in the same chapter. So keep practising!


Viewing the Lectures in Walmiki

  • You can click on the L to access the eLearning lectures. These can be used if you want to revise a particular topic or concept once again. These are the presentations used in class with a voiceover, so you also know how it was taught in school. 


  • Tap on the “View” button to see the lecture.

  • You can view all the videos one after the other related to that particular chapter. Tap on the “Start” button to start the lecture. There may be multiple videos listed under one chapter, depending on the topic it addresses.

KG Classes

KG : Starting the Academic Year 2022-23

Dear Parents,

We are all set to start the new academic year 2022-23 from the first week of June! We hope that you and the kids are all refreshed and set to attack this year with great gusto. We sure are!

We are phasing in the starting of KG to help the students settle in. Do note the starting dates per standard :

  • Wednesday, 1 June 2022 : Nursery
  • Monday, 6 June 2022 : Junior KG
  • Thursday, 9 June 2022 : Senior KG

We would also be announcing the material collection dates in the next week. So do keep an eye out for our emails!

 

KG : Getting ready for school : 2022-23

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Dear Parents,

We are a bagless school and we are starting IN-PERSON school after a long gap. There are a lot of things we need to tell you and we will be sending out LOTS of instructions via email. Do make sure you read them thoroughly and if it feels like too much, just listen to the attached audio! 🙂

NOTE : School will function as per regular working hours in the IN-PERSON mode only. You will be sent a separate email with your child’s specific slot timings. We will NOT be conducting online school anymore as there is hardly any interest for that mode presently.

Here are the steps that you need to take, to ensure a smooth start :

Step 1 of 4: Item collection

  • Dates – Collection dates and times
    Date Timings
    20th to 28th May 9 am to 12 pm – CLOSED on SUNDAY
    30th May onwards 9 am to 12 pm – ONLY on SATURDAYS

Here are the things to collect from the school

  • 2 Temporary ID cards for the student – 1 ID card to be worn by the student on the first day of the new school year and every day after that too. No entry into school without the ID card.
  • Calendar – a single place where you can get information of all the activities to be conducted during the course of the school year. We also have an online Google Calendar of the same, which you can access from our website under the specific school branch.
  • Fridge magnet – to put up the calendar on the fridge and also to put up cool certificates which your child will win!
  • Files – Collect as per the chart below :
    Std Files Subject wise distribution
    Nr, Jr. KG, Sr. KG 3 Writing, Numeracy, Hands On Activity
  • Tiffin ID card – to be tied to the tiffin bag sent with the child. This is the ONLY way we can make sure that the child is given the right tiffin during recess and when they go home. Without a tiffin ID card, this is IMPOSSIBLE. So make sure you have it and that it is used on a daily basis – more on that in the next circulars.
  • Funky folding Walnut bag – this bag is for you to show off how environmentally friendly you are when you go to the market! 🙂 This is for YOU, not for the kids!

Please note:

  • Worksheets which your child brings home on a weekly basis, should be filed in the files that are given as per the specified subjects.
  • The worksheets that the students need in the class everyday will be given directly to students in the classroom, period by period. We will NOT be giving worksheets to you at the beginning of the month anymore. That was strictly an online school feature. (Aren’t you glad about that 🙂 )
  • Similarly, we will NOT be giving activity material at the start of the month to the parents. We will give it directly to students in the classroom, period by period. (In-person schooling, finally, Yaay!)

Step 2 of 4 : Make sure you have ordered the uniform

  • Same dates and hours as the material collection time.
  • Visit the school office to check uniform size. Bring your child along with you for trials.
  • Place the order for two sets (you can order more if you want).
  • Collect it immediately if the size is available.

Please note :

  • You also need 100% black shoes (sports) and black socks, but you need to get those on your own. Any brand that you are comfortable with is fine, but make sure it is totally black. (Just the brand name in a different colour is ok, but no other designs) For our Baby Walnut children, please use velcro shoes as they can handle those on their own. Shoes with laces are difficult to handle and also dangerous for the children.

Step 3 of 4 : Make sure you have arranged for transportation

  • The transport provider details are as follows:
    • Shivane campus : Mr. Marne – 9970194003
      • He will be available in the school if you want to talk to him in person from 20th to 28th May (except on Sunday) from 9 am to 12 pm.
    • Fursungi campus : Mr. Amit Kamble – 8379051818 or Mr. Shantanu Satav – 8669515006 or Mr. Suraj Chavan – 8669769766
      • They will be available in the school if you want to talk to them in person on 20th to 28th May (except on Sunday) from 9 am to 12 pm.
    • Wakad campus : Mr. Nilesh Swami – 9850414995 or Mr. Ganesh Swami – 7558433851
      • They will be available in the school if you want to talk to them in person on 20th to 28th May (except on Sunday) from 9 am to 12 pm.
  • Please fix the pick up and drop off location, payment terms etc. in advance. That will prevent problems later.

For MAMMA children:

In case you are organizing the pick up and drop on your own, you will get instructions on where and how you need to do that as well in the next circulars.

Step 4 of 4 : Wait for school to start!

We cannot wait to see our students enjoying their schooling with us – learning together, forming bonds and participating in all our activities. Our teachers are super excited too!

Special Notes:

  • If you misplace your permanent ID card (the one you wear or the one on the tiffin), you will have to place a request for a new one. It costs Rs. 100.
  • The ID card is part of the uniform and is A MUST to enter the school premises.
  • The Tiffin ID is a must for the staff to get the right tiffin to the right child.
  • Central help desk : 020-35007900
  • Email address : feedback@walnutedu.in

Marathi Audio

Hindi Audio

 

KG : Adjusting to school – FAQs

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Dear Parents,

We understand that attending school in-person is going to be a big change for these toddlers, especially after 2 long years of online schooling. As we prepare to make their first day of school special, we know you might have some queries in mind. Here are some of the most common ones answered : 

SETTLING IN

  • What if my child cries on the first day of school?

In Kindergarten, children cry till they adjust to the school environment. They are not crying because they are hurt – they are crying because they are scared of the unknown. The school and teachers will stop being unknown in a little while and the children will stop crying. Do not get upset! Do understand that this is common, a routine thing. 

  • My child is crying harder on the 2nd day of school! Does that mean my child did not like school?

Children cry more on the 2nd day than the first. That is because on the first day they do not know why they are crying. But – on the second day, they have a clear idea, so the crying is better planned 🙂 But really, it’s normal and quite alright. Once the school becomes a familiar part of their routine, they want to come even on the weekends! 

  • Would we as parents be allowed to come to school and help out children settle in?

This is greatly discouraged, since children will only cry more if they see you. Our teachers and bus attendants know that a crying child needs to be handled with love, kindness and patience. They will take care of your child, don’t worry. But also understand that it takes around a month for most children to get properly adjusted to the school environment.

  • Could I at least call and check up if my child has settled in?

The school staff is all busy trying to make the children feel comfortable. Do not keep calling up the school to find out if your child has stopped crying. Anyway, the team answering the phone is different from the team handling the children. If a child is crying unbearably, or becomes violent and tries self-injury we immediately contact the parents. But this is very rare. There are so many fun distractions in school that the children start enjoying themselves pretty quickly.

TOILET

  • My child is potty trained. Why do I need the diaper?

Everyone has to wear a diaper for the first two weeks. Kids have different words for potty and pee pee which the teacher takes a while to figure out. Kids are also not quite adjusted and in their anxiety may not communicate their need to go to the bathroom in time. For that reason, we ask all children to wear a diaper for the first two weeks. Nursery students might need to wear a diaper for at least a month or longer (since they take that long to get adjusted). 

When the diaper-wearing stops, students must wear underpants. Do not put on the track pants directly. It is dangerous and very unhygienic.

  • What if there’s a potty accident?

If the child has a major potty accident (do note that a diaper is required), that is more than the diaper can handle, we do clean the child and give them a fresh set of clothes to wear. Please send the school’s clothes back the next day (washed and cleaned) so that they are ready to be used for someone else.

EATING

  • On the first day, I find that my child has come back with a full tiffin. Is no one paying attention to my child?

The first few days the child may not eat much in school. When the child has separation anxiety and is upset, eating is not of any interest to the child. But since school is only for 3 hours, it is not such a problem. So do not worry. Things settle in that department quite quickly.

  • Will someone feed my child?

No. There is no one-on-one staff to feed each child individually. We do encourage them to get started, but they have to eat on their own. This is also a thing for the kids to learn, if they are not doing it already – and they do. They just need a little bit of time. Also, please make sure that you choose the item in the tiffin wisely so that the child does not have difficulty eating it. 

THINGS LOST

As everything the kids need is provided in the school, there is not much scope to “lose” things – but here is what we do.. 

  • My child came back home, having lost a brand new handkerchief. Why is this happening?

KG kids just LOVE playing with their handkerchief and also tend to forget them and lose them. You may check in the pool of ‘lost and found’ but please do not create an issue if you don’t find yours. Many people are agitated because ‘expensive’ handkerchiefs are exchanged. Please understand that the school really cannot do much in such a case. 

  • Missing masks? Missing sanitizers?

Again, you may check in the pool of ‘lost and found’ but please do not create an issue if you don’t find yours. 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

  • What happens if we forget the ID card?

The ID is the only way of figuring out which class the child is in, where the child would go at the end of the day to reach home and the way to access the child’s contact information for an emergency. So, without the ID card it is impossible to manage the child in the school. Hence we do not allow any children to attend the school without the ID card. 

  • Why is the tiffin ID card and size so important?

The children put the tiffin away when they come to school. They are too little to put it in a designated area and remember to pick it up from there. Also they can’t really walk much with their tiffin bag in hand. So, the tiffin bags are loaded into crates (hence the size is important else all bags don’t fit) and then handed over to the kids during recess and departure (hence the tiffin ID card is important). Without it, there is no way of getting the right tiffin to each kid. So if the tiffin bag is not the right size or is without ID, we do not take it into the cafeteria at all. 

Dos and Don’ts : 

  • DO make sure the school t-shirt is worn inside, even if the child is wearing the school jacket. Some parents directly just put on the jacket. That is a big no-no. 
  • DO send a handkerchief in the pocket. This is important. But DO NOT pin it up to the t-shirt.
  • DO make sure that the SCHOOL ID and the TIFFIN ID is attached properly. 
  • DO NOT USE SAFETY PINS. ID card to be tied to the pocket string. Handkerchief in the pocket (NOTHING pinned to the T-shirt. Safety pins and little children are not a good combination!)
  • DO NOT use hair pins. Children put them in their mouths. Use BLACK COTTON hair bands instead.

Your child’s first day of school is such an exciting event! It’s an important memory and a milestone. Take photos and videos. Document it for the later years. Celebrate the day later in the evening. Don’t be nervous and scared. Focus on the positives. Enjoy it! Even the crying and howling (if that is the case) is a great story for later!

KG : First Day of School : What to send with the child

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Dear Parents,

The new academic year begins from the first week of June, as per the dates specified per your child’s class, which have been conveyed to you. We are preparing to welcome our children back after such a long gap, and here’s how you can help make the first day back to school a smooth experience : 

Pick up and drop off :
MAMMA CHILDREN

  • Children who DO NOT come to school by the WALNUT SCHOOL authorized transport  are known as MAMMA CHILDREN. These children must be dropped off in school 5 minutes before their given batch timings.

  • Drop off points are specified in the school campus, and our staff will guide you toward  them. MAMMA CHILDREN are to be picked up after school is over from the same points. Please be patient and cooperate with our staff and comply with the drop-off points. 

BUS CHILDREN

  • In case you have opted for the WALNUT SCHOOL authorized transport, the transport providers will be informing you regarding the pick up and drop off timings as well as routes.

  • For the first few days, till everyone gets familiar with each other, do carry the spare ID card of the child when you come to pick up the child after school (either at the bus stop or directly in school). 

Uniform : 

  • Each child must be in clean and complete uniform, which includes black socks, black shoes and the ID card.

  • Children without an ID card will not be allowed to enter the school campus or attend school. This is for safety, security and logistics. Please do not argue with our staff regarding this. 

  • The ID card must be tied to the string hanging from the pocket. Do NOT use safety pins.
    Watch this short video in the language of your choice, to know how to tie the ID card.
    ENGLISH MARATHI HINDI

  • Similarly, make sure you send a handkerchief with your child to school. Do NOT pin up the handkerchief to the T-shirt. Please put the handkerchief in the pocket.
    Watch this short video in the language of your choice to know the correct way of sending the handkerchief with the child.
    ENGLISH MARATHI HINDI

  • Hair should be properly combed and not falling on to the forehead and eyes. If hair goes up to the shoulder, it must be tied up neatly. Hair bands or hair ties or elastics must all be black. 

  • Tiffin ID card is a MUST to get the right tiffin to the child (during recess and while going home) so make sure it is attached to the tiffin bag properly. 

  • Reference number is to be written on the uniform label (T – shirt, trousers, jacket), tiffin bag and napkins and also on the shoes so that they do not get mixed up. 

Suggestions : write with a ball point pen or get it embroidered.

  • No dangling jewellery, nail polish, mehendi, tattoos etc. Small studs or small simple rings are the only jewellery allowed. 

  • Trimming of nails should be done at regular intervals.

  • Do make sure the child is wearing a mask, and carrying an extra one along.

Stationery / Academic material : 

  • Please make sure that you have collected the specified material (ID card, tiffin card, files, folder, calendar and fridge magnet) as per the schedule conveyed to you. It is compulsory to collect the material before the first day of school.

  • The only things that come to school everyday are the two ID cards (regular + tiffin). Everything else stays at home.

  • The files are NOT to be carried to school. They must be kept at home. Worksheets that will come home (on a weekly basis) are to be filed in these files, per subject.

  • We are a bagless school right till Std. 10, so of course – NO SCHOOL BAG to be sent along with the child! 🙂

Tiffin / Water bottles : 

  • Children will be bringing a tiffin, water bottle and napkin in a small bag to school. The bag (with the things inside) must fit in an area of 10 x 10 inches and 4 inches height. No additional space can be provided. If the bag doesn’t fit, they will not be allowed to be carried with the child. They will be sent back home.

  • Please note that back packs or sacks do not fit in this area and will not be allowed to be used as tiffin bags. Make sure that the snack bag that you send will fit in the given area and that things won’t fall out of it when kept there. The bag may turn upside down when it is being moved, nothing should fall out or leak. 

  • Make sure the water bottle is leak-proof (not more than 1/2 litre). This bottle will be in their tiffin rack for the whole day (horizontally) and will be used during the snack break. Water for drinking for the rest of the day will be available on every floor through the school filter along with disposable glasses. 

  • Avoid sending junk food. Do not send snacks in the kid’s pocket to eat in the classroom.

  • Children must carry a cloth napkin to lay out to eat on. They must eat carefully without spilling and spoiling the eating area. 

  • Please make sure that the children carry the tiffin when they come to school. Late tiffin entries cannot be entertained. Staff cannot collect tiffins at odd times for the students.

Early or Personal pick ups : 

  • This is largely discouraged but we understand that emergencies can happen once in a while where this would be necessary. If the child is to be picked up early from school or a child going by bus is going to be picked up from school directly, please send a note with the child at the beginning of the day to be given in the office . (Mention the child’s name, ref no + specify the reason, who will pick the child up, the time, signed by parent)

  • In case there is a bigger emergency, and you come at the very last minute – please wait patiently till your children arrive. Children are spread out at different locations at different times of the day – as you know. Do not become irritated with the office staff as they need time!

In the end, please be patient. It is the first day of school for everyone. There are some new students, and some who have been with us for some time. But we are starting full-fledged in person school after two years, so even Sr KG students are coming to school for the first time. Children and parents are bound to be anxious. Some may be a little confused. It is okay. As long as your child is in the school premises, he/she is safe. We manage the rest. Sit back, and enjoy the day after you drop off your child. Children will soon get used to in-person schooling, and we are here to make that experience fun and interesting!

Remember, even we must have cried when we went to school or day care for the first time. So, even if our children do that, it’s okay really. Everyone will be comforting them. Take lots of photos and videos, they are so much fun to watch as a grown up. Cute memories for later 🙂

Looking forward to having lots of fun with the kids and the parents across different events throughout the year. See you soon! 

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Hindi Audio

KG : How to read the calendar

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Dear Parents,

In the initial material that you’ve collected from school (if you haven’t yet, do collect it on or before 28th May!), you will have received the School Calendar. Since it is the school calendar for the academic year 2022-23, it shows only those months when school is in session.

You see various symbols on the calendar and it is explained on the calendar itself what they mean. Here is a quick overview :

School reopening : The class is mentioned below this icon on the calendar. That is the first day of the new academic year, for your child. You also see this icon again when the school reopens after any long break.
 
Tests : There are written and oral exams conducted once every quarter. The details of this are explained to you in the academic and exam plan. The calendar tells you the week in which these would be conducted. In the class however, the KG exams are conducted in a way that the students don’t realise that they’re being tested. So no pressure there! Their mood is taken into account so it’s really a very normal experience for the kids. We are letting you know so that you don’t plan any absenteeism in those days, that’s all.
You will also be shared the Portion Circulars per unit via the standard – wise Announcements Classroom that your children will be a part of.

Electric Saturdays : These are fun days for the students and even the parents. Sports and dance demos, grandparents’ day, fancy dress, story-telling and poem recitation competitions, celebration of festivals and lots of other exciting activities! You will get emails about this from time to time. Different classes will have these events on different Saturdays.

Parties : These are days with regular school hours where the students have a fun day, based on a specific theme. Detailed instructions on dress code, activities, what to bring etc. will be shared closer to the dates.

Holiday : This is for holidays / no school days.

Office Closed : Our school offices are working on most Saturday mornings (even when the students are on break). If you see this icon in the calendar, the school office would also be closed on that particular date

We have a BIG EVENT that is not mentioned in the calendar – the WINTER CARNIVAL. It will be held in the third quarter – which means sometime between 12th December 2022 and 10th Feb 2023. The reason it is not being put on the calendar is that this is an OUTDOOR event across a couple of evenings. With the changing weather patterns and winter rain that we have been seeing over the last few years, we will have to wait till we are closer to the time, look at the weather forecasts and then declare the dates and take our chances !

You will get emails about all events and more details from time to time. The calendar is just to give you the year’s overview. 

We also add our calendar events to Google Calendar. You can go ahead and add the calendar to your personal calendar list on Google, so that you can organize schedules better.

Here are the links to the Google Calendars :

Shivane : https://walnut.school/branches/calendar-shivane/

Fursungi : https://walnut.school/branches/calendar-fursungi/

Wakad : https://walnut.school/branches/calendar-wakad/

Marathi Audio

Hindi Audio

Std. 1

Std. 1 – Textbooks, exams, Homework

Dear Parents,

Please find below the standard-wise list of textbooks that your child would be referring to, in this academic year and exam – related information.

The textbooks can be accessed online via : http://ncert.nic.in/textbook.php

Select the correct Class -> Subject -> Book Title, as per the ones mentioned above.

The entire textbook is available in the PDF format. You can also download the entire textbook or individual chapters by using the Download option on the top right corner, once the textbook is visible on the screen.

If you purchase hard copies of the textbooks, please keep these at home. We have a separate set of books in the school for the kids to refer to. Do not send textbooks to school. 

In the table given below, some subjects do not have a textbook. You can see that clearly in the list. The same is applicable for which subjects are tested in the form of written exams per standard too.

Std. 1 : Core Subjects

Subject Textbook Name Quarterly Exam
English (Std. 1) NCERT Marigold 25 marks
Mathematics 25 marks
Science 25 marks
Marathi 
Social Studies

Std. 1 : Additional Subjects, No Written Exam

Information Transfer, Hands-on Activity, General Knowledge, Speaking and Debates, Mental Math and Tables, Language Arts, Theatre, Art, Sports, Computational Thinking (CS Pathshala)

Std. 1 : Homework

No homework to be solved and submitted in school. The worksheets have specific Extra Questions for Practice marked that can be done at home, if you wish. These are NOT to be submitted in school.
Students would have Walmiki quizzes to be solved occasionally. For these, the student will have to log in to the Walmiki app on a computer. These are a part of the continuous evaluation process and are added to the formative marks on the report card. It is okay for students to treat this as an open book test. The idea is that they should go through the material properly and understand the questions and answer properly.

Std. 1 – Unit 1 Exams : Schedules and Formats

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Dear Parents,

Unit 1 has almost come to an end…and time has flown! 

  • The students will start attempting the Practice Tests from 28 June, to prepare themselves for the upcoming Unit Tests. 
  • Schedule for practice tests + Portion Circulars are being put up on the Announcements Classroom.

Unit Test will be held in regular school hours as per this schedule :

Subject Written exam (Day and Date) Marks Duration
Mathematics Wednesday, 6 July 2022 15 marks 30 minutes
Science Thursday, 7 July 2022 15 marks 30 minutes
English Friday, 8 July 2022 15 marks 30 minutes

Schedule after the exams :

HOLIDAY Monday, 11  July 2022
HOLIDAY Tuesday, 12 July 2022
Unit 2 begins Wednesday, 13 July

 

 

Here are the details of the marks of the different papers :

Subject Orals Test Bytes Written
English 5 marks 5 marks 15 marks
Math 10 marks 15 marks
Science 10 marks 15 marks

 

 


Orals : 

  • Students would be reading aloud an “unseen” text in front of the teacher. “Unseen text” means a text from their Marigold book, but a passage that has not already been taught in class.
  • Students will be marked on fluency of reading, pronunciation and punctuation.
  • The orals would be conducted during regular school hours, between 28 June and 12 July.

Test Bytes (on Walmiki) : 

  • These marks are consolidated as a total of ALL the Test Bytes attempted by the student over the course of Unit 1. There will not be a separate test conducted for the students on the exam day.
  • If your child has not attempted the Test Bytes yet or has missed out on some, do make sure they solve them before 12 July. Midnight of 12th July, these tests will be closed. 
  • Do note, that these tests are SINGLE ATTEMPT tests. That means your child can only appear for them ONCE. 
  • If you feel your child is not prepared, try with the practice quizzes till you are confident and then take the Test Byte.

Written exam : 

  • These are written papers that the students solve in class, under teacher supervision and within a specified time limit.

Please note : 

  • If your child is sick and misses out on an exam, it is absolutely fine! Kindly do not send your child to school under such circumstances. These exams are important, but not more important than your child’s health and well – being. सिर सलामत तो पगड़ी पचास!
  • Exams keep happening…After Unit 1, there is Unit 2, then Unit 3 and so on. The child can always catch the next one. 
  • Please do not bring your sick child to school, and argue with the office team. We will NOT be accepting sick children.

Wishing all the students good luck for their exams!

Marathi Audio

Hindi Audio

Std. 2

Std. 2 – Textbooks, exams, Homework

Dear Parents,

Please find below the standard-wise list of textbooks that your child would be referring to, in this academic year and exam – related information.

The textbooks can be accessed online via : http://ncert.nic.in/textbook.php

Select the correct Class -> Subject -> Book Title, as per the ones mentioned above.

The entire textbook is available in the PDF format. You can also download the entire textbook or individual chapters by using the Download option on the top right corner, once the textbook is visible on the screen.

If you purchase hard copies of the textbooks, please keep these at home. We have a separate set of books in the school for the kids to refer to. Do not send textbooks to school. 

In the table given below, some subjects do not have a textbook. You can see that clearly in the list. The same is applicable for which subjects are tested in the form of written exams per standard too.

Std. 2 : Core Subjects

Subject Textbook Name Quarterly Exam
English (Std. 2) NCERT Marigold 25 marks
Mathematics 25 marks
Science 25 marks
Marathi
Social Studies

 

Std. 2 : Additional Subjects, No Written Exam

Information Transfer, Hands-on Activity, General Knowledge, Speaking and Debates, Mental Math and Tables, Language Arts, Theatre, Art, Sports, Computational Thinking (CS Pathshala)

 

Std. 2 : Homework

No homework to be solved and submitted in school. The worksheets have specific Extra Questions for Practice marked that can be done at home, if you wish. These are NOT to be submitted in school.
Students would have Walmiki quizzes to be solved occasionally. For these, the student will have to log in to the Walmiki app on a computer. These are a part of the continuous evaluation process and are added to the formative marks on the report card. It is okay for students to treat this as an open book test. The idea is that they should go through the material properly and understand the questions and answer properly.

Std. 2 – Unit 1 Exams : Schedules and Formats

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Dear Parents,

Unit 1 has almost come to an end…and time has flown! 

  • The students will start attempting the Practice Tests from 28 June, to prepare themselves for the upcoming Unit Tests. 
  • Schedule for practice tests + Portion Circulars are being put up on the Announcements Classroom.

Unit Test will be held in regular school hours as per this schedule :

Subject Written exam (Day and Date) Marks Duration
Science Wednesday, 6 July 2022 15 marks 30 minutes
English Thursday, 7 July 2022 15 marks 30 minutes
Math Friday, 8 July 2022 15 marks 30 minutes

Schedule after the exams :

HOLIDAY Monday, 11  July 2022
HOLIDAY Tuesday, 12 July 2022
Unit 2 begins Wednesday, 13 July

Here are the details of the marks of the different papers :

Subject Orals Test Bytes Written
English 5 marks 5 marks 15 marks
Math 10 marks 15 marks
Science 10 marks 15 marks

Orals : 

  • Students would be reading aloud an “unseen” text in front of the teacher. “Unseen text” means a text from their Marigold book, but a passage that has not already been taught in class.
  • Students will be marked on fluency of reading, pronunciation and punctuation.
  • The orals would be conducted during regular school hours, between 28 June and 12 July.

Test Bytes (on Walmiki) : 

  • These marks are consolidated as a total of ALL the Test Bytes attempted by the student over the course of Unit 1. There will not be a separate test conducted for the students on the exam day.
  • If your child has not attempted the Test Bytes yet or has missed out on some, do make sure they solve them before 12 July. Midnight of 12th July, these tests will be closed. 
  • Do note, that these tests are SINGLE ATTEMPT tests. That means your child can only appear for them ONCE. 
  • If you feel your child is not prepared, try with the practice quizzes till you are confident and then take the Test Byte.

Written exam : 

  • These are written papers that the students solve in class, under teacher supervision and within a specified time limit.

Please note : 

  • If your child is sick and misses out on an exam, it is absolutely fine! Kindly do not send your child to school under such circumstances. These exams are important, but not more important than your child’s health and well – being. सिर सलामत तो पगड़ी पचास!
  • Exams keep happening…After Unit 1, there is Unit 2, then Unit 3 and so on. The child can always catch the next one. 
  • Please do not bring your sick child to school, and argue with the office team. We will NOT be accepting sick children.

Wishing all the students good luck for their exams!

Marathi Audio

Hindi Audio

Std. 3

Std. 3 – Textbooks, exams, Homework

Dear Parents,

Please find below the standard-wise list of textbooks that your child would be referring to, in this academic year and exam – related information.

The textbooks can be accessed online via : http://ncert.nic.in/textbook.php

Select the correct Class -> Subject -> Book Title, as per the ones mentioned above.

The entire textbook is available in the PDF format. You can also download the entire textbook or individual chapters by using the Download option on the top right corner, once the textbook is visible on the screen.

If you purchase hard copies of the textbooks, please keep these at home. We have a separate set of books in the school for the kids to refer to. Do not send textbooks to school. 

In the table given below, some subjects do not have a textbook. You can see that clearly in the list. The same is applicable for which subjects are tested in the form of written exams per standard too.

Std. 3 : Core Subjects

Subject Textbook Name Quarterly Exam
English (Std. 3) NCERT Marigold 30 marks
Mathematics 30 marks
Science 30 marks
Marathi 30 marks
Social Studies

 

Std. 3 : Additional Subjects, No Written Exam

Information Transfer, Hands-on Activity, General Knowledge, Speaking and Debates, Theatre, Art, Sports, Computational Thinking (CS Pathshala)

Std. 3 : Homework

From Std 3 onwards, teachers assign some homework daily for English, Math and Science. You can get to see the homework in the Announcements classroom that you are added to. The children will also be marking the questions they need to do on their worksheet. Estimated Homework time is about 30 to 40 minutes on all weekdays.

Teachers expect the homework to be done on the day it is assigned and if it has to be submitted, the deadlines must be followed by the students. At Walnut, we teach a little everyday and do activities and exercises based on that immediately. We do not wait for the whole lesson to be over before starting exercises. If students do the homework sincerely, they get to quickly revise what was done in school and will be able to receive the next day’s lesson in a better manner. It also helps the teacher understand how much the student has learned. 

Our homework comes in many different forms. 

  • Answering questions on the worksheet : These may be direct questions from the book or may require some personal opinion or analysis to be shared. Students should refer to the material that they have, when they answer these questions. 
  • Walmiki quiz : For these, the student will have to log in to the Walmiki app on a computer. These are a part of the continuous evaluation process and are added to the formative marks on the report card. It is okay for students to treat this as an open book test. The idea is that they should go through the material properly and understand the questions and answer properly. That is how doing homework becomes “studying”. 
  • Electronic submissions : Students may have to record an audio clip / a video / complete a Google Form or an escape room as a homework assignment. Again, students are allowed to refer to their books and material. The only condition is that they should use their own brain! 🙂 

This is all the studying that they typically need on a daily basis (unless the child has special needs). The time planned for homework is 10 to 15 minutes per core subject. Students don’t really need to do homework + studying. The way it is done in Walnut, homework = studying

Please let the students do the homework on their own. Do not give out the answers or have a tutor do the thinking part for them! We will talk about the benefits of this routine separately. 

Std. 3 – Unit 1 Exams : Schedules and Formats

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Dear Parents,

Unit 1 has almost come to an end…and time has flown! 

  • The students will start attempting the Practice Tests from 28 June, to prepare themselves for the upcoming Unit Tests. 
  • Schedule for practice tests + Portion Circulars are being put up on the Announcements Classroom.

Unit Test will be held in regular school hours as per this schedule :

Subject Written exam (Day and Date) Marks Duration
Math Wednesday, 6 July 2022 20 marks 45 minutes
Marathi Thursday, 7 July 2022 20 marks 45 minutes
Science Friday, 8 July 2022 20 marks 45 minutes
English Monday, 11  July 2022 20 marks 45 minutes

Schedule after the exams :

HOLIDAY Tuesday, 12 July 2022
Unit 2 begins Wednesday, 13 July

Here are the details of the marks of the different papers :

Subject Orals Test Bytes Written
English 5 marks 5 marks 20 marks
Marathi 5 marks 5 marks 20 marks
Math 10 marks 20 marks
Science 10 marks 20 marks

Orals : 

  • Students would have to select one topic per language (mentioned below), and prepare 5 to 6 lines based on the chosen topics, accordingly.
  • Students will be marked on relevance of content, pronunciation and fluency in speech.
  • The orals would be conducted during regular school hours, between 28 June and 12 July.

English Orals : (Choose ANY ONE topic) : 

  • If I could be a Superhero
  • A Place I would like to Visit
  • My Favourite After-School Activity

Marathi Orals : (Choose ANY ONE topic) : 

  • माझी आई
  • दोन वर्षानंतरची शाळा
  • माझा वाढदिवस

Test Bytes (on Walmiki) : 

  • These marks are consolidated as a total of ALL the Test Bytes attempted by the student over the course of Unit 1. There will not be a separate test conducted for the students on the exam day.
  • If your child has not attempted the Test Bytes yet or has missed out on some, do make sure they solve them before 12 July. Midnight of 12th July, these tests will be closed. 
  • Do note, that these tests are SINGLE ATTEMPT tests. That means your child can only appear for them ONCE. 
  • If you feel your child is not prepared, try with the practice quizzes till you are confident and then take the Test Byte.

Written exam : 

  • These are written papers that the students solve in class, under teacher supervision and within a specified time limit.

Please note : 

  • If your child is sick and misses out on an exam, it is absolutely fine! Kindly do not send your child to school under such circumstances. These exams are important, but not more important than your child’s health and well – being. सिर सलामत तो पगड़ी पचास!
  • Exams keep happening…After Unit 1, there is Unit 2, then Unit 3 and so on. The child can always catch the next one. 
  • Please do not bring your sick child to school, and argue with the office team. We will NOT be accepting sick children.

Wishing all the students good luck for their exams!

Marathi Audio

Hindi Audio

Std. 4

Std. 4 – Textbooks, exams, Homework

Dear Parents,

Please find below the standard-wise list of textbooks that your child would be referring to, in this academic year and exam – related information.

The textbooks can be accessed online via : http://ncert.nic.in/textbook.php

Select the correct Class -> Subject -> Book Title, as per the ones mentioned above.

The entire textbook is available in the PDF format. You can also download the entire textbook or individual chapters by using the Download option on the top right corner, once the textbook is visible on the screen.

For the SSC Marathi textbooks, access it via : https://cart.ebalbharati.in/balbooks/ebook.aspx   

If you purchase hard copies of the textbooks, please keep these at home. We have a separate set of books in the school for the kids to refer to. Do not send textbooks to school. 

In the table given below, some subjects do not have a textbook. You can see that clearly in the list. The same is applicable for which subjects are tested in the form of written exams per standard too.

Std. 4 : Core Subjects

Subject Textbook Name Quarterly Exam
English (Std. 4) NCERT Marigold
(Std. 5) NCERT Marigold
(Novel : Unit 3 and 4) The Diary of a Wimpy Kid : Cabin Fever (PDF)
40 marks
Mathematics 40 marks
Science 40 marks
Marathi (Std. 5) SSC Sulabhbharati 40 marks
Social Studies

 

Std. 4 : Additional Subjects, No Written Exam

Information Transfer, Hands-on Activity, General Knowledge, Speaking and Debates, Theatre, Art, Sports, Computational Thinking (CS Pathshala)

Std. 4 : Homework

Teachers assign some homework daily for English, Marathi, Math and Science. You can get to see the homework in the Announcements classroom that you are added to. The children will also be marking the questions they need to do on their worksheet. Estimated Homework time is 30 to 40 minutes on all weekdays.

Teachers expect the homework to be done on the day it is assigned and if it has to be submitted, the deadlines must be followed by the students. At Walnut, we teach a little everyday and do activities and exercises based on that immediately. We do not wait for the whole lesson to be over before starting exercises. If students do the homework sincerely, they get to quickly revise what was done in school and will be able to receive the next day’s lesson in a better manner. It also helps the teacher understand how much the student has learned. 

Our homework comes in many different forms. 

  • Answering questions on the worksheet : These may be direct questions from the book or may require some personal opinion or analysis to be shared. Students should refer to the material that they have, when they answer these questions. 
  • Walmiki quiz : For these, the student will have to log in to the Walmiki app on a computer. These are a part of the continuous evaluation process and are added to the formative marks on the report card. It is okay for students to treat this as an open book test. The idea is that they should go through the material properly and understand the questions and answer properly. That is how doing homework becomes “studying”. 
  • Electronic submissions : Students may have to record an audio clip / a video / complete a Google Form or an escape room as a homework assignment. Again, students are allowed to refer to their books and material. The only condition is that they should use their own brain! 🙂 

This is all the studying that they typically need on a daily basis (unless the child has special needs). The time planned for homework is 10 to 15 minutes per core subject. Students don’t really need to do homework + studying. The way it is done in Walnut, homework = studying

Please let the students do the homework on their own. Do not give out the answers or have a tutor do the thinking part for them! We will talk about the benefits of this routine separately. 

Std. 4 – Unit 1 Exams : Schedules and Formats

(या ई-मेल ला attach केलेल्या audio file मध्ये ही ई-मेल मराठी मध्ये समजून सांगितली आहे. / इस ई-मेल के साथ जो audio file attach की हैं, उसमे ये ई-मेल हिंदी में explain की हैं।)

Dear Parents,

Unit 1 has almost come to an end…and time has flown! 

  • The students will start attempting the Practice Tests from 28 June, to prepare themselves for the upcoming Unit Tests. 
  • Schedule for practice tests + Portion Circulars are being put up on the Announcements Classroom.

Unit Test will be held in regular school hours as per this schedule :

Subject Written exam (Day and Date) Marks Duration
Science Wednesday, 6 July 2022 30 marks 1 hour
Marathi Thursday, 7 July 2022 30 marks 1 hour
English Friday, 8 July 2022 30 marks 1 hour
Math Monday, 11  July 2022 30 marks 1 hour

Schedule after the exams :

HOLIDAY Tuesday, 12 July 2022
Unit 2 begins Wednesday, 13 July

Here are the details of the marks of the different papers :

Subject Orals Test Bytes Written
English 5 marks 5 marks 30 marks
Marathi 5 marks 5 marks 30 marks
Math 10 marks 30 marks
Science 10 marks 30 marks

Orals : 

  • Students would have to select one topic per language (mentioned below), and prepare 5 to 6 lines based on the chosen topics, accordingly.
  • Students will be marked on relevance of content, pronunciation and fluency in speech.
  • The orals would be conducted during regular school hours, between 28 June and 12 July.

English Orals : (Choose ANY ONE topic) : 

  • If I could fly, I would go to…
  • The festival I like the most
  • Benefits of Waking Up Early

Marathi Orals : (Choose ANY ONE topic) : 

  • पावसाळ्यातील गमती जमती
  • माझा आवडता खेळ
  • गणेशोत्सव

Test Bytes (on Walmiki) : 

  • These marks are consolidated as a total of ALL the Test Bytes attempted by the student over the course of Unit 1. There will not be a separate test conducted for the students on the exam day.
  • If your child has not attempted the Test Bytes yet or has missed out on some, do make sure they solve them before 12 July. Midnight of 12th July, these tests will be closed. 
  • Do note, that these tests are SINGLE ATTEMPT tests. That means your child can only appear for them ONCE. 
  • If you feel your child is not prepared, try with the practice quizzes till you are confident and then take the Test Byte.

Written exam : 

  • These are written papers that the students solve in class, under teacher supervision and within a specified time limit.

Please note : 

  • If your child is sick and misses out on an exam, it is absolutely fine! Kindly do not send your child to school under such circumstances. These exams are important, but not more important than your child’s health and well – being. सिर सलामत तो पगड़ी पचास!
  • Exams keep happening…After Unit 1, there is Unit 2, then Unit 3 and so on. The child can always catch the next one. 
  • Please do not bring your sick child to school, and argue with the office team. We will NOT be accepting sick children.

Wishing all the students good luck for their exams!

Marathi Audio

Hindi Audio

Std. 5

Std. 5 – Textbooks, exams, Homework

Dear Parents,

Please find below the standard-wise list of textbooks that your child would be referring to, in this academic year and exam – related information.

The textbooks can be accessed online via : http://ncert.nic.in/textbook.php

Select the correct Class -> Subject -> Book Title, as per the ones mentioned above.

The entire textbook is available in the PDF format. You can also download the entire textbook or individual chapters by using the Download option on the top right corner, once the textbook is visible on the screen.

For the SSC Marathi textbooks, access it via : https://cart.ebalbharati.in/balbooks/ebook.aspx   

If you purchase hard copies of the textbooks, please keep these at home. We have a separate set of books in the school for the kids to refer to. Do not send textbooks to school. 

In the table given below, some subjects do not have a textbook. You can see that clearly in the list. The same is applicable for which subjects are tested in the form of written exams per standard too.

Std. 5 : Core Subjects

Subject Textbook Name Quarterly Exam
English (Std. 6) NCERT Honeysuckle
(Std. 6) NCERT A Pact with the Sun
(Novel : Unit 3 and 4) Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great (PDF)
40 marks
Mathematics (Std. 6) NCERT Mathematics 40 marks
Science (Std. 6) NCERT Science 40 marks
Marathi (Std. 6) SSC Sulabhbharati 40 marks
Hindi (Std. 6) NCERT Durva 40 marks
Social Studies (Std. 6) NCERT The Earth : Our Habitat

(Std. 7) NCERT Our Environment

 

Std. 5 : Additional Subjects, No Written Exam

Information Transfer, Hands-on Activity, Theatre, Art, Sports, Computational Thinking (CS Pathshala)

Std. 5 : Homework

Teachers assign some homework daily for English, Marathi, Math and Science. You can get to see the homework in the Announcements classroom that you are added to. The children will also be marking the questions they need to do on their worksheet. Estimated Homework time is 50 to 60 minutes on all weekdays

Teachers expect the homework to be done on the day it is assigned and if it has to be submitted, the deadlines must be followed by the students. At Walnut, we teach a little everyday and do activities and exercises based on that immediately. We do not wait for the whole lesson to be over before starting exercises. If students do the homework sincerely, they get to quickly revise what was done in school and will be able to receive the next day’s lesson in a better manner. It also helps the teacher understand how much the student has learned. 

Our homework comes in many different forms. 

  • Answering questions on the worksheet : These may be direct questions from the book or may require some personal opinion or analysis to be shared. Students should refer to the material that they have, when they answer these questions. 
  • Walmiki quiz : For these, the student will have to log in to the Walmiki app on a computer. These are a part of the continuous evaluation process and are added to the formative marks on the report card. It is okay for students to treat this as an open book test. The idea is that they should go through the material properly and understand the questions and answer properly. That is how doing homework becomes “studying”. 
  • Electronic submissions : Students may have to record an audio clip / a video / complete a Google Form or an escape room as a homework assignment. Again, students are allowed to refer to their books and material. The only condition is that they should use their own brain! 🙂 

This is all the studying that they typically need on a daily basis (unless the child has special needs). The time planned for homework is 10 to 15 minutes per core subject. Students don’t really need to do homework + studying. The way it is done in Walnut, homework = studying

Please let the students do the homework on their own. Do not give out the answers or have a tutor do the thinking part for them! We will talk about the benefits of this routine separately. 

Std. 5 – Unit 1 Exams : Schedules and Formats

(या ई-मेल ला attach केलेल्या audio file मध्ये ही ई-मेल मराठी मध्ये समजून सांगितली आहे. / इस ई-मेल के साथ जो audio file attach की हैं, उसमे ये ई-मेल हिंदी में explain की हैं।)

Dear Parents,

Unit 1 has almost come to an end…and time has flown! 

  • The students will start attempting the Practice Tests from 28 June, to prepare themselves for the upcoming Unit Tests. 
  • Schedule for practice tests + Portion Circulars are being put up on the Announcements Classroom.

Unit Test will be held in regular school hours as per this schedule :

Subject Written exam (Day and Date) Marks Duration
English Wednesday, 6 July 2022 30 marks 1 hour
Science Thursday, 7 July 2022 30 marks 1 hour
Math Friday, 8 July 2022 30 marks 1 hour
Marathi Monday, 11  July 2022 30 marks 1 hour

Schedule after the exams :

HOLIDAY Tuesday, 12 July 2022
Unit 2 begins Wednesday, 13 July

Here are the details of the marks of the different papers :

Subject Orals Test Bytes Written
English 5 marks 5 marks 30 marks
Marathi 5 marks 5 marks 30 marks
Math 10 marks 30 marks
Science 10 marks 30 marks
Hindi 30 marks

Orals : 

  • Students would have to select one topic per language (mentioned below), and prepare 5 to 6 lines based on the chosen topics, accordingly.
  • Students will be marked on relevance of content, pronunciation and fluency in speech.
  • The orals would be conducted during regular school hours, between 28 June and 12 July.

English Orals : (Choose ANY ONE topic) : 

  • A Hobby that I Pursue
  • I felt on the ‘top of the world’ when…
  • Cleanliness is next to Godliness

Marathi Orals : (Choose ANY ONE topic) : 

  • माझ्या आठवणीतला एक अनुभव
  • माझे गाव
  • उन्हाळ्याची सुट्टी
  • माझा आवडता छंद 
  • आदर्श विद्यार्थीं – तुमची संकल्पना

Test Bytes (on Walmiki) : 

  • These marks are consolidated as a total of ALL the Test Bytes attempted by the student over the course of Unit 1. There will not be a separate test conducted for the students on the exam day.
  • If your child has not attempted the Test Bytes yet or has missed out on some, do make sure they solve them before 12 July. Midnight of 12th July, these tests will be closed. 
  • Do note, that these tests are SINGLE ATTEMPT tests. That means your child can only appear for them ONCE. 
  • If you feel your child is not prepared, try with the practice quizzes till you are confident and then take the Test Byte.

Written exam : 

  • These are written papers that the students solve in class, under teacher supervision and within a specified time limit.

Please note : 

  • If your child is sick and misses out on an exam, it is absolutely fine! Kindly do not send your child to school under such circumstances. These exams are important, but not more important than your child’s health and well – being. सिर सलामत तो पगड़ी पचास!
  • Exams keep happening…After Unit 1, there is Unit 2, then Unit 3 and so on. The child can always catch the next one. 
  • Please do not bring your sick child to school, and argue with the office team. We will NOT be accepting sick children.

Wishing all the students good luck for their exams!

Marathi Audio

Hindi Audio

Std. 6

Std. 6 – Textbooks, exams, Homework

Dear Parents,

Please find below the standard-wise list of textbooks that your child would be referring to, in this academic year and exam – related information.

The textbooks can be accessed online via : http://ncert.nic.in/textbook.php

Select the correct Class -> Subject -> Book Title, as per the ones mentioned above.

The entire textbook is available in the PDF format. You can also download the entire textbook or individual chapters by using the Download option on the top right corner, once the textbook is visible on the screen.

For the SSC Marathi textbooks, access it via : https://cart.ebalbharati.in/balbooks/ebook.aspx   

If you purchase hard copies of the textbooks, please keep these at home. We have a separate set of books in the school for the kids to refer to. Do not send textbooks to school. 

In the table given below, some subjects do not have a textbook. You can see that clearly in the list. The same is applicable for which subjects are tested in the form of written exams per standard too.

Std. 6 : Core Subjects

Subject Textbook Name Quarterly Exam
English (Std. 7) NCERT Honeycomb
(Std. 7) NCERT An Alien Hand
(Novel : Unit 3 and 4) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
(PDF)
50 marks
Mathematics (Std. 6) NCERT Mathematics
(Std. 7) NCERT Mathematics
50 marks
Science (Std. 6) NCERT Science
(Std. 7) NCERT Science
50 marks
Marathi (Std. 7) SSC Sulabhbharati 50 marks
Hindi (Std. 7) NCERT Durva 50 marks
Social Studies (Std. 6) NCERT Our Pasts – I
(Std. 6) NCERT Social and Political Life
(Std. 7) NCERT Our Environment(Std. 8) NCERT Resource and Development
50 marks

 

Std. 6 : Additional Subjects, No Written Exam

Information Transfer, Hands-on Activity, Theatre, Art, Sports, Computational Thinking (CS Pathshala)

Std. 6 : Homework

Teachers assign some homework daily for English, Marathi, Social studies, Math and Science. You can get to see the homework in the Announcements classroom that you are added to. The children will also be marking the questions they need to do on their worksheet. Estimated Homework time is 60 to 70 minutes on all weekdays

Teachers expect the homework to be done on the day it is assigned and if it has to be submitted, the deadlines must be followed by the students. At Walnut, we teach a little everyday and do activities and exercises based on that immediately. We do not wait for the whole lesson to be over before starting exercises. If students do the homework sincerely, they get to quickly revise what was done in school and will be able to receive the next day’s lesson in a better manner. It also helps the teacher understand how much the student has learned. 

Our homework comes in many different forms. 

  • Answering questions on the worksheet : These may be direct questions from the book or may require some personal opinion or analysis to be shared. Students should refer to the material that they have, when they answer these questions. 
  • Walmiki quiz : For these, the student will have to log in to the Walmiki app on a computer. These are a part of the continuous evaluation process and are added to the formative marks on the report card. It is okay for students to treat this as an open book test. The idea is that they should go through the material properly and understand the questions and answer properly. That is how doing homework becomes “studying”. 
  • Electronic submissions : Students may have to record an audio clip / a video / complete a Google Form or an escape room as a homework assignment. Again, students are allowed to refer to their books and material. The only condition is that they should use their own brain! 🙂 

This is all the studying that they typically need on a daily basis (unless the child has special needs). The time planned for homework is 10 to 15 minutes per core subject. Students don’t really need to do homework + studying. The way it is done in Walnut, homework = studying

Please let the students do the homework on their own. Do not give out the answers or have a tutor do the thinking part for them! We will talk about the benefits of this routine separately. 

Std. 6 – Unit 1 Exams : Schedules and Formats

(या ई-मेल ला attach केलेल्या audio file मध्ये ही ई-मेल मराठी मध्ये समजून सांगितली आहे. / इस ई-मेल के साथ जो audio file attach की हैं, उसमे ये ई-मेल हिंदी में explain की हैं।)

Dear Parents,

Unit 1 has almost come to an end…and time has flown! 

  • The students will start attempting the Practice Tests from 28 June, to prepare themselves for the upcoming Unit Tests. 
  • Schedule for practice tests + Portion Circulars are being put up on the Announcements Classroom.

Unit Test will be held in regular school hours as per this schedule :

Subject Written exam (Day and Date) Marks Duration
Social Studies Wednesday, 6 July 2022 40 marks 1.5 hours
English Thursday, 7 July 2022 40 marks 1.5 hours
Math Friday, 8 July 2022 40 marks 1.5 hours
Science Monday, 11  July 2022 40 marks 1.5 hours
Marathi Tuesday, 12 July 2022 40 marks 1.5 hours

Schedule after the exams :

Unit 2 begins Wednesday, 13 July

Here are the details of the marks of the different papers :

Subject Orals Test Bytes Written
English 5 marks 5 marks 40 marks
Marathi 5 marks 5 marks 40 marks
Math 10 marks 40 marks
Science 10 marks 40 marks
Social Studies 10 marks 40 marks*
Hindi 40 marks

Orals : 

  • Students would have to select one topic per language (mentioned below), and prepare 5 to 6 lines based on the chosen topics, accordingly.
  • Students will be marked on relevance of content, pronunciation and fluency in speech.
  • The orals would be conducted during regular school hours, between 28 June and 12 July.

English Orals : (Choose ANY ONE topic) : 

  • The Importance of Reading
  • The Spirit of Sportsmanship
  • Work is Worship

Marathi Orals : (Choose ANY ONE topic) : 

  • पावसाळ्यातील एक दिवस
  • माझी सहल
  • श्रमाचे मोल 
  • फूल बोलू लागले तर…
  • विचारापेक्षा कृती श्रेष्ठ

Test Bytes (on Walmiki) : 

  • These marks are consolidated as a total of ALL the Test Bytes attempted by the student over the course of Unit 1. There will not be a separate test conducted for the students on the exam day.
  • If your child has not attempted the Test Bytes yet or has missed out on some, do make sure they solve them before 12 July. Midnight of 12th July, these tests will be closed. 
  • Do note, that these tests are SINGLE ATTEMPT tests. That means your child can only appear for them ONCE. 
  • If you feel your child is not prepared, try with the practice quizzes till you are confident and then take the Test Byte.

Written exam : 

  • These are written papers that the students solve in class, under teacher supervision and within a specified time limit.
  • Students are encouraged to bring the study material (worksheet files) of the day’s exam as per the above given schedule. They would be given time to study before they attempt the exam scheduled for the day.

*Social Studies written exam has a reference sheet :

  • The reference sheet is an A5 sheet that is given to the students before the exam. Students can put down whatever information they want on this and bring it on the exam day. They will have the reference sheet with them when they write the social studies paper and they can actually refer to it – hence the name “reference sheet”. They have to submit the reference sheet along with their answer paper. The reference sheet for the practice tests will be submitted along with the practice tests. For the actual exam, students will be given a different blank reference sheet that they can fill out. 
  • Even if the students do not want to use a reference sheet, it still has to be submitted. It is okay if it’s half full or even completely blank. 
  • The purpose of the reference sheet is to encourage note making, condensing information and analysis. There is no reason to “rote learn” the concepts of social studies, understanding will be the most important thing. The concept of the reference sheet takes it somewhere midway between a regular test and an open-book test.

Please note : 

  • If your child is sick and misses out on an exam, it is absolutely fine! Kindly do not send your child to school under such circumstances. These exams are important, but not more important than your child’s health and well – being. सिर सलामत तो पगड़ी पचास!
  • Exams keep happening…After Unit 1, there is Unit 2, then Unit 3 and so on. The child can always catch the next one. 
  • Please do not bring your sick child to school, and argue with the office team. We will NOT be accepting sick children.

Wishing all the students good luck for their exams!

Marathi Audio

Hindi Audio

Std. 7

Std. 7 – Textbooks, exams, Homework

Dear Parents,

Please find below the standard-wise list of textbooks that your child would be referring to, in this academic year and exam – related information.

The textbooks can be accessed online via : http://ncert.nic.in/textbook.php

Select the correct Class -> Subject -> Book Title, as per the ones mentioned above.

The entire textbook is available in the PDF format. You can also download the entire textbook or individual chapters by using the Download option on the top right corner, once the textbook is visible on the screen.

For the SSC Marathi textbooks, access it via : https://cart.ebalbharati.in/balbooks/ebook.aspx   

If you purchase hard copies of the textbooks, please keep these at home. We have a separate set of books in the school for the kids to refer to. Do not send textbooks to school. 

In the table given below, some subjects do not have a textbook. You can see that clearly in the list. The same is applicable for which subjects are tested in the form of written exams per standard too.

Std. 7 : Core Subjects

Subject Textbook Name Quarterly Exam
English (Std. 8) NCERT Honeydew
(Std. 8) NCERT It So Happened
(Novel : Unit 3 and 4) Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (PDF)
60 marks
Mathematics (Std. 7) NCERT Mathematics
(Std. 8) NCERT Mathematics
60 marks
Science (Std. 7) NCERT Science
(Std. 8) NCERT Science
60 marks
Marathi (Std. 7) SSC Sulabhbharati

(Std. 8) SSC Sulabhbharati

60 marks
Hindi (Std. 8) NCERT Durva 60 marks
Social Studies
(Refer to the worksheets and presentations)
60 marks

 

Std. 7 : Additional Subjects, No Written Exam

Information Transfer, Hands-on Activity, Theatre, Art, Sports, Computational Thinking (CS Pathshala)

Std. 7 : Homework

Teachers assign some homework daily for English, Marathi, Social studies, Math and Science. You can get to see the homework in the Announcements classroom that you are added to. The children will also be marking the questions they need to do on their worksheet. Estimated Homework time is 60 to 70 minutes on all weekdays

Teachers expect the homework to be done on the day it is assigned and if it has to be submitted, the deadlines must be followed by the students. At Walnut, we teach a little everyday and do activities and exercises based on that immediately. We do not wait for the whole lesson to be over before starting exercises. If students do the homework sincerely, they get to quickly revise what was done in school and will be able to receive the next day’s lesson in a better manner. It also helps the teacher understand how much the student has learned. 

Our homework comes in many different forms. 

  • Answering questions on the worksheet : These may be direct questions from the book or may require some personal opinion or analysis to be shared. Students should refer to the material that they have, when they answer these questions. 
  • Walmiki quiz : For these, the student will have to log in to the Walmiki app on a computer. These are a part of the continuous evaluation process and are added to the formative marks on the report card. It is okay for students to treat this as an open book test. The idea is that they should go through the material properly and understand the questions and answer properly. That is how doing homework becomes “studying”. 
  • Electronic submissions : Students may have to record an audio clip / a video / complete a Google Form or an escape room as a homework assignment. Again, students are allowed to refer to their books and material. The only condition is that they should use their own brain! 🙂 

This is all the studying that they typically need on a daily basis (unless the child has special needs). The time planned for homework is 10 to 15 minutes per core subject. Students don’t really need to do homework + studying. The way it is done in Walnut, homework = studying

Please let the students do the homework on their own. Do not give out the answers or have a tutor do the thinking part for them! We will talk about the benefits of this routine separately. 

Std. 7 – Unit 1 Exams : Schedules and Formats

(या ई-मेल ला attach केलेल्या audio file मध्ये ही ई-मेल मराठी मध्ये समजून सांगितली आहे. / इस ई-मेल के साथ जो audio file attach की हैं, उसमे ये ई-मेल हिंदी में explain की हैं।)

Dear Parents,

Unit 1 has almost come to an end…and time has flown! 

  • The students will start attempting the Practice Tests from 28 June, to prepare themselves for the upcoming Unit Tests. 
  • Schedule for practice tests + Portion Circulars are being put up on the Announcements Classroom.

Unit Test will be held in regular school hours as per this schedule :

Subject Written exam (Day and Date) Marks Duration
English Wednesday, 6 July 2022 50 marks 2 hours
Science Thursday, 7 July 2022 50 marks 2 hours
Social Studies Friday, 8 July 2022 50 marks 2 hours
Marathi Monday, 11  July 2022 50 marks 2 hours
Math Tuesday, 12 July 2022 50 marks 2 hours

Schedule after the exams :

Unit 2 begins Wednesday, 13 July

Here are the details of the marks of the different papers :

Subject Orals Test Bytes Written
English 5 marks 5 marks 50 marks
Marathi 5 marks 5 marks 50 marks
Math 10 marks 50 marks
Science 10 marks 50 marks
Social Studies 10 marks 50 marks*
Hindi 50 marks

Orals : 

  • Students would have to select one topic per language (mentioned below), and prepare 5 to 6 lines based on the chosen topics, accordingly.
  • Students will be marked on relevance of content, pronunciation and fluency in speech.
  • The orals would be conducted during regular school hours, between 28 June and 12 July.

English Orals : (Choose ANY ONE topic) : 

  • The Importance of Books
  • Hardwork is the Key to Success
  • Technology : A Boon or a Curse?

Marathi Orals : (Choose ANY ONE topic) : 

  • माझा महाराष्ट्र 
  • मी पाहिलेला वृद्धाश्रम / अनाथाश्रम 
  • माझा आवडता छंद 
  • लेक वाचवा, लेक शिकवा

Test Bytes (on Walmiki) : 

  • These marks are consolidated as a total of ALL the Test Bytes attempted by the student over the course of Unit 1. There will not be a separate test conducted for the students on the exam day.
  • If your child has not attempted the Test Bytes yet or has missed out on some, do make sure they solve them before 12 July. Midnight of 12th July, these tests will be closed. 
  • Do note, that these tests are SINGLE ATTEMPT tests. That means your child can only appear for them ONCE. 
  • If you feel your child is not prepared, try with the practice quizzes till you are confident and then take the Test Byte.

Written exam : 

  • These are written papers that the students solve in class, under teacher supervision and within a specified time limit.
  • Students are encouraged to bring the study material (worksheet files) of the day’s exam as per the above given schedule. They would be given time to study before they attempt the exam scheduled for the day.

*Social Studies written exam has a reference sheet

  • The reference sheet is an A5 sheet that is given to the students before the exam. Students can put down whatever information they want on this and bring it on the exam day. They will have the reference sheet with them when they write the social studies paper and they can actually refer to it – hence the name “reference sheet”. They have to submit the reference sheet along with their answer paper. The reference sheet for the practice tests will be submitted along with the practice tests. For the actual exam, students will be given a different blank reference sheet that they can fill out. 
  • Even if the students do not want to use a reference sheet, it still has to be submitted. It is okay if it’s half full or even completely blank. 
  • The purpose of the reference sheet is to encourage note making, condensing information and analysis. There is no reason to “rote learn” the concepts of social studies, understanding will be the most important thing. The concept of the reference sheet takes it somewhere midway between a regular test and an open-book test.

Please note : 

  • If your child is sick and misses out on an exam, it is absolutely fine! Kindly do not send your child to school under such circumstances. These exams are important, but not more important than your child’s health and well – being. सिर सलामत तो पगड़ी पचास!
  • Exams keep happening…After Unit 1, there is Unit 2, then Unit 3 and so on. The child can always catch the next one. 
  • Please do not bring your sick child to school, and argue with the office team. We will NOT be accepting sick children.

Wishing all the students good luck for their exams!

Marathi Audio

Hindi Audio

Std. 8

Std. 8 – Textbooks, exams, Homework

Dear Parents,

Please find below the standard-wise list of textbooks that your child would be referring to, in this academic year and exam – related information.

The textbooks can be accessed online via : http://ncert.nic.in/textbook.php

Select the correct Class -> Subject -> Book Title, as per the ones mentioned above.

The entire textbook is available in the PDF format. You can also download the entire textbook or individual chapters by using the Download option on the top right corner, once the textbook is visible on the screen.

For the SSC Marathi textbooks, access it via : https://cart.ebalbharati.in/balbooks/ebook.aspx   

If you purchase hard copies of the textbooks, please keep these at home. We have a separate set of books in the school for the kids to refer to. Do not send textbooks to school. 

In the table given below, some subjects do not have a textbook. You can see that clearly in the list. The same is applicable for which subjects are tested in the form of written exams per standard too.

Std. 8 : Core Subjects

Subject Textbook Name Quarterly Exam
English (Std. 9) NCERT Beehive
(Std. 9) NCERT Moments(Std. 10) NCERT First Flight
(Std. 10) NCERT Footprints Without Feet
70 marks
Mathematics (Std. 8) NCERT Mathematics
(Std. 9) NCERT Mathematics
70 marks
Science (Std. 8) NCERT Science
(Std. 9) NCERT Science
70 marks
Marathi (Std. 8) SSC Sulabhbharati

(Std. 9) SSC Aksharbharati

70 marks
Social Studies Std. 9 NCERT India and the Contemporary World – I,
Std. 10 NCERT India and the Contemporary World – II,
Std. 9 NCERT Contemporary India – I,
Std. 10 NCERT Contemporary India – II
70 marks

Std. 8 : Additional Subjects, No Written Exam

Information Transfer, Hands-on Activity, Speaking and Debates, Theatre, Art, Sports, Computational Thinking (CS Pathshala)

Std. 8 : Homework

Teachers assign some homework daily for English, Marathi, Social studies, Math and Science. You can get to see the homework in the Announcements classroom that you are added to. The children will also be marking the questions they need to do on their worksheet. Estimated Homework time is 60 to 70 minutes on all weekdays

Teachers expect the homework to be done on the day it is assigned and if it has to be submitted, the deadlines must be followed by the students. At Walnut, we teach a little everyday and do activities and exercises based on that immediately. We do not wait for the whole lesson to be over before starting exercises. If students do the homework sincerely, they get to quickly revise what was done in school and will be able to receive the next day’s lesson in a better manner. It also helps the teacher understand how much the student has learned. 

Our homework comes in many different forms. 

  • Answering questions on the worksheet : These may be direct questions from the book or may require some personal opinion or analysis to be shared. Students should refer to the material that they have, when they answer these questions. 
  • Walmiki quiz : For these, the student will have to log in to the Walmiki app on a computer. These are a part of the continuous evaluation process and are added to the formative marks on the report card. It is okay for students to treat this as an open book test. The idea is that they should go through the material properly and understand the questions and answer properly. That is how doing homework becomes “studying”. 
  • Electronic submissions : Students may have to record an audio clip / a video / complete a Google Form or an escape room as a homework assignment. Again, students are allowed to refer to their books and material. The only condition is that they should use their own brain! 🙂 

This is all the studying that they typically need on a daily basis (unless the child has special needs). The time planned for homework is 10 to 15 minutes per core subject. Students don’t really need to do homework + studying. The way it is done in Walnut, homework = studying

Please let the students do the homework on their own. Do not give out the answers or have a tutor do the thinking part for them! We will talk about the benefits of this routine separately. 

Std. 8 – Unit 1 Exams : Schedules and Formats

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Dear Parents,

Unit 1 has almost come to an end…and time has flown! 

  • The students will start attempting the Practice Tests from 28 June, to prepare themselves for the upcoming Unit Tests. 
  • Schedule for practice tests + Portion Circulars are being put up on the Announcements Classroom.

Unit Test will be held in regular school hours as per this schedule :

Subject Written exam (Day and Date) Marks Duration
English Wednesday, 6 July 2022 60 marks 2 hrs. 15 mins.
Science Thursday, 7 July 2022 60 marks 2 hrs. 15 mins.
Math Friday, 8 July 2022 60 marks 2 hrs. 15 mins.
Social Studies Monday, 11  July 2022 60 marks 2 hrs. 15 mins.
Marathi Tuesday, 12 July 2022 60 marks 2 hrs. 15 mins.

Schedule after the exams :

Unit 2 begins Wednesday, 13 July

Here are the details of the marks of the different papers :

Subject Orals Test Bytes Written
English 5 marks 5 marks 60 marks
Marathi 5 marks 5 marks 60 marks
Math 10 marks 60 marks
Science 10 marks 60 marks*
Social Studies 10 marks 60 marks

Orals : 

  • Students would have to select one topic per language (mentioned below), and prepare 5 to 6 lines based on the chosen topics, accordingly.
  • Students will be marked on relevance of content, pronunciation and fluency in speech.
  • The orals would be conducted during regular school hours, between 28 June and 12 July.

English Orals : (Choose ANY ONE topic) : 

  • The Importance of Time
  • Knowledge is Power
  • Charity Begins at Home

Marathi Orals : (Choose ANY ONE topic) : 

  • माझा पहिला प्रवास 
  • माझा अविस्मरणीय अनुभव 
  • आवडते थोर व्यक्तीमत्व

Test Bytes (on Walmiki) : 

  • These marks are consolidated as a total of ALL the Test Bytes attempted by the student over the course of Unit 1. There will not be a separate test conducted for the students on the exam day.
  • If your child has not attempted the Test Bytes yet or has missed out on some, do make sure they solve them before 12 July. Midnight of 12th July, these tests will be closed. 
  • Do note, that these tests are SINGLE ATTEMPT tests. That means your child can only appear for them ONCE. 
  • If you feel your child is not prepared, try with the practice quizzes till you are confident and then take the Test Byte.

Written exam : 

  • These are written papers that the students solve in class, under teacher supervision and within a specified time limit.
  • Students are encouraged to bring the study material (worksheet files) of the day’s exam as per the above given schedule. They would be given time to study before they attempt the exam scheduled for the day.

*Social Studies written exam has a reference sheet

  • The reference sheet is an A5 sheet that is given to the students before the exam. Students can put down whatever information they want on this and bring it on the exam day. They will have the reference sheet with them when they write the social studies paper and they can actually refer to it – hence the name “reference sheet”. They have to submit the reference sheet along with their answer paper. The reference sheet for the practice tests will be submitted along with the practice tests. For the actual exam, students will be given a different blank reference sheet that they can fill out. 
  • Even if the students do not want to use a reference sheet, it still has to be submitted. It is okay if it’s half full or even completely blank. 
  • The purpose of the reference sheet is to encourage note making, condensing information and analysis. There is no reason to “rote learn” the concepts of social studies, understanding will be the most important thing. The concept of the reference sheet takes it somewhere midway between a regular test and an open-book test.

Please note : 

  • If your child is sick and misses out on an exam, it is absolutely fine! Kindly do not send your child to school under such circumstances. These exams are important, but not more important than your child’s health and well – being. सिर सलामत तो पगड़ी पचास!
  • Exams keep happening…After Unit 1, there is Unit 2, then Unit 3 and so on. The child can always catch the next one. 
  • Please do not bring your sick child to school, and argue with the office team. We will NOT be accepting sick children.

Wishing all the students good luck for their exams!

Marathi Audio

Hindi Audio

Std. 9

Std. 9 – Textbooks, exams, Homework

Dear Parents,

Please find below the standard-wise list of textbooks that your child would be referring to, in this academic year and exam – related information.

The textbooks can be accessed online via : http://ncert.nic.in/textbook.php

Select the correct Class -> Subject -> Book Title, as per the ones mentioned above.

The entire textbook is available in the PDF format. You can also download the entire textbook or individual chapters by using the Download option on the top right corner, once the textbook is visible on the screen.

For the SSC Marathi textbooks, access it via : https://cart.ebalbharati.in/balbooks/ebook.aspx   

If you purchase hard copies of the textbooks, please keep these at home. We have a separate set of books in the school for the kids to refer to. Do not send textbooks to school. 

In the table given below, some subjects do not have a textbook. You can see that clearly in the list. The same is applicable for which subjects are tested in the form of written exams per standard too.

Std. 9 : Core Subjects

Subject Textbook Name Quarterly Exam
English (Std. 9) NCERT Beehive
(Std. 9) NCERT Moments(Std. 10) NCERT First Flight
(Std. 10) NCERT Footprints Without Feet
80 marks
Mathematics (Std. 9) NCERT Mathematics
(Std. 10) NCERT Mathematics
80 marks
Science (Std. 9) NCERT Science
(Std. 10) NCERT Science
80 marks
Marathi (Std. 9) SSC Aksharbharati

(Std. 10) SSC Aksharbharati

80 marks
Social Studies Geography :
Std. 9 NCERT Contemporary India – I, Std. 10 NCERT Contemporary India – IIHistory :
Std. 9 NCERT India and the Contemporary World – I, Std. 10 NCERT India and the Contemporary World – II

Political Science :
Std 9 NCERT Democratic Politics – I and Std. 10 Democratic Politics – II

Economics :
Std. 9 NCERT Economics, Std. 10 NCERT Understanding Economic Development

80 marks

Std. 9 : Additional Subjects, No Written Exam

Information Transfer, Hands-on Activity, Speaking and Debates, Theatre, Art, Sports, Computational Thinking (CS Pathshala)

Std. 9 : Homework

Students have regular in-class tests after every chapter is over. The homework is studying for these tests or attempting quizzes at home on Walmiki. At times there could also be some work that they have to do for mandatory submissions. Their tests and specific assignments have to be filed properly as these are a part of the internal assessment for the Std. 10 Board exam. 

 

So, for these students homework comes in many different forms. 

  • Studying for the tests: These could be in-class tests or quarterly tests or even prelims. We have a LOT of tests.  
  • Walmiki quiz : For these, the student will have to log in to the Walmiki app on a computer. These are a part of the continuous evaluation process and are added to the formative marks on the report card. It is okay for students to treat this as an open book test. The idea is that they should go through the material properly and understand the questions and answer properly. That is how doing homework becomes “studying”. 
  • Electronic submissions : Students may have to record an audio clip / a video / complete a Google Form or an escape room as a homework assignment. Again, students are allowed to refer to their books and material. The only condition is that they should use their own brain! 🙂 

This is all the studying that they typically need on a daily basis (unless the child has special needs). Students don’t really need to do homework + studying. The way it is done in Walnut, homework = studying

Please let the students do the homework on their own. Do not give out the answers or have a tutor do the thinking part for them! We will talk about the benefits of this routine separately. 

Std. 9 – Unit 1 Exams : Schedules and Formats

(या ई-मेल ला attach केलेल्या audio file मध्ये ही ई-मेल मराठी मध्ये समजून सांगितली आहे. / इस ई-मेल के साथ जो audio file attach की हैं, उसमे ये ई-मेल हिंदी में explain की हैं।)

Dear Parents,

Unit 1 has almost come to an end…and time has flown! 

  • The students will start attempting the Practice Tests from 28 June, to prepare themselves for the upcoming Unit Tests. 
  • Schedule for practice tests + Portion Circulars are being put up on the Announcements Classroom.

Unit Test will be held in regular school hours as per this schedule :

Subject Written exam (Day and Date) Marks Duration
Math Wednesday, 6 July 2022 80 marks 3 hours
Social Studies Thursday, 7 July 2022 80 marks 3 hours
Marathi Friday, 8 July 2022 80 marks 3 hours
Science Monday, 11  July 2022 80 marks 3 hours
English Tuesday, 12 July 2022 80 marks 3 hours

Schedule after the exams :

Unit 2 begins Wednesday, 13 July

Written exam : 

  • These are written papers that the students solve in class, under teacher supervision and within a specified time limit.
  • Students are encouraged to bring the study material (worksheet files) of the day’s exam as per the above given schedule. They would be given time to study before they attempt the exam scheduled for the day.

Since the exam paper is of a longer duration, these students would be having a snacks break early in the morning. It would be a good idea to carry a second snack tiffin from 28 June to 12 July. This can be eaten before the school day ends!

Please note : 

  • If your child is sick and misses out on an exam, it is absolutely fine! Kindly do not send your child to school under such circumstances. These exams are important, but not more important than your child’s health and well – being. सिर सलामत तो पगड़ी पचास!
  • Exams keep happening…After Unit 1, there is Unit 2, then Unit 3 and so on. The child can always catch the next one. 
  • Please do not bring your sick child to school, and argue with the office team. We will NOT be accepting sick children.

Wishing all the students good luck for their exams!

Marathi Audio

Hindi Audio

Std. 10

Std. 10 – Textbooks, exams, Homework

Dear Parents,

Please find below the standard-wise list of textbooks that your child would be referring to, in this academic year and exam – related information.

The textbooks can be accessed online via : http://ncert.nic.in/textbook.php

Select the correct Class -> Subject -> Book Title, as per the ones mentioned above.

The entire textbook is available in the PDF format. You can also download the entire textbook or individual chapters by using the Download option on the top right corner, once the textbook is visible on the screen.

For the SSC Marathi textbooks, access it via : https://cart.ebalbharati.in/balbooks/ebook.aspx   

If you purchase hard copies of the textbooks, please keep these at home. We have a separate set of books in the school for the kids to refer to. Do not send textbooks to school. 

In the table given below, some subjects do not have a textbook. You can see that clearly in the list. The same is applicable for which subjects are tested in the form of written exams per standard too.

Std. 10 : Core Subjects

Subject Textbook Name Quarterly Exam
English (Std. 10) NCERT First Flight
(Std. 10) NCERT Footprints Without Feet
80 marks
Mathematics (Std. 10) NCERT Mathematics 80 marks
Science (Std. 10) NCERT Science 80 marks
Marathi (Std. 10) SSC Aksharbharati 80 marks
Social Studies Geography : Std. 10 NCERT Contemporary India – II

History : Std. 10 NCERT India and the Contemporary World – II

Political Science : Std. 10 Democratic Politics – II

Economics : Std. 10 NCERT Understanding Economic Development

80 marks

 

Std. 10 : Additional Subjects, No Written Exam

Information Transfer, Hands-on Activity, Speaking and Debates, Theatre, Art, Sports, Computational Thinking (CS Pathshala)

Std. 10 : Homework

Students have regular in-class tests after every chapter is over. The homework is studying for these tests or attempting quizzes at home on Walmiki. At times there could also be some work that they have to do for mandatory submissions. Their tests and specific assignments have to be filed properly as these are a part of the internal assessment for the Std. 10 Board exam. 

So, for these students homework comes in many different forms. 

  • Studying for the tests: These could be in-class tests or quarterly tests or even prelims. We have a LOT of tests.  
  • Walmiki quiz : For these, the student will have to log in to the Walmiki app on a computer. These are a part of the continuous evaluation process and are added to the formative marks on the report card. It is okay for students to treat this as an open book test. The idea is that they should go through the material properly and understand the questions and answer properly. That is how doing homework becomes “studying”. 
  • Electronic submissions : Students may have to record an audio clip / a video / complete a Google Form or an escape room as a homework assignment. Again, students are allowed to refer to their books and material. The only condition is that they should use their own brain! 🙂 

This is all the studying that they typically need on a daily basis (unless the child has special needs). Students don’t really need to do homework + studying. The way it is done in Walnut, homework = studying

Please let the students do the homework on their own. Do not give out the answers or have a tutor do the thinking part for them! We will talk about the benefits of this routine separately.

Std. 10 – Unit 1 Exams : Schedules and Formats

(या ई-मेल ला attach केलेल्या audio file मध्ये ही ई-मेल मराठी मध्ये समजून सांगितली आहे. / इस ई-मेल के साथ जो audio file attach की हैं, उसमे ये ई-मेल हिंदी में explain की हैं।)

Dear Parents,

Unit 1 has almost come to an end…and time has flown! 

  • The Portion Circulars are being put up on the Announcements Classroom.

Unit Test will be held in regular school hours as per this schedule :

Subject Written exam (Day and Date) Marks Duration
REGULAR SCHOOL Tuesday, 28 June 2022
REGULAR SCHOOL Wednesday, 29 June 2022
REGULAR SCHOOL Thursday, 30 June 2022
Math Friday, 1 July 2022 80 marks 3 hours
Science Monday, 4 July 2022 80 marks 3 hours
REGULAR SCHOOL Tuesday, 5 July 2022
English Wednesday, 6 July 2022 80 marks 3 hours
REGULAR SCHOOL Thursday, 7 July 2022
Marathi Friday, 8 July 2022 80 marks 3 hours
REGULAR SCHOOL Monday, 11  July 2022
Social Studies Tuesday, 12 July 2022 80 marks 3 hours

Schedule after the exams :

Unit 2 begins Wednesday, 13 July

Written exam : 

  • These are written papers that the students solve in class, under teacher supervision and within a specified time limit.
  • Students are encouraged to bring the study material (worksheet files) of the day’s exam as per the above given schedule. They would be given time to study before they attempt the exam scheduled for the day.

What does REGULAR SCHOOL stand for?

  • Students would be attempting MCQ quizzes per chapter to test their conceptual understanding. 
  • They would also be studying under teacher supervision to prepare themselves for the Unit tests.
  • More details about this would be shared in a separate email.

Since the exam paper is of a longer duration, these students would be having a snacks break early in the morning. It would be a good idea to carry a second snack tiffin from 28 June to 12 July. This can be eaten before the school day ends!

Please note : 

  • If your child is sick and misses out on an exam, it is absolutely fine! Kindly do not send your child to school under such circumstances. These exams are important, but not more important than your child’s health and well – being. सिर सलामत तो पगड़ी पचास!
  • Exams keep happening…After Unit 1, there is Unit 2, then Unit 3 and so on. The child can always catch the next one. 
  • Please do not bring your sick child to school, and argue with the office team. We will NOT be accepting sick children.

Wishing all the students good luck for their exams!

Marathi Audio

Hindi Audio