Here is the standard-wise list of textbooks that Walnut students refer to in an academic year and exam – related information.

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

Marathi textbooks link where required : https://cart.ebalbharati.in/balbooks/ebook.aspx

Select the correct Class -> Subject -> Book Title, as per the ones mentioned in your list mentioned below.

If the link does not work, try to access it from a different machine. Walnut School cannot really do anything about it 😀

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 your set of textbooks to school.

You are encouraged to refer to the online PDFs since these are the latest versions, and hard copies either might not be in stock or may not be updated versions as per CBSE’s latest rationalized syllabus. If you are buying physical textbooks, do check that they have “Rationalised 2023-24” written at the bottom of every page.

Walnut Special

For some subjects in some standards we do not have a separate NCERT textbook assigned. This is because we have gone quite ahead of the NCERT recommended curriculum. The study material for these is specially made and it is sent to you on the worksheets and presentations itself. You can also refer to it in the digital versions of the material on WalSh.

Walmiki Quizzes (Test Bytes)

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. Do note that this is a part of homework and has to be done on the day that it is assigned.

Worksheet questions

The worksheets have many questions. Some are done as classwork and some are assigned as homework. You can get this information in the WalSh App in the Curriculum Updates. There are many extra Questions on the worksheet too. Those can be done at home, if you wish, for practice. These are NOT to be submitted in school.

Homework

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.

In higher classes, homework may require students 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! 🙂

If homework is done sincerely, then in the lower classes our 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.

Advanced Curriculum

You will see that Walnut students study an advanced curriculum. For many subjects across many classes, they are studying the next standard’s textbooks.

Here is the textbook list and other information for each standard

Std. 1

 

Subject Textbook Name Walmiki Test Bytes Written Homework Formative (Test Bytes, Orals etc)

Summative (Written exam)
Quarterly Evaluation
English NCERT Marigold YES NO 10 marks 15 marks 25 marks
Mathematics Walnut Special YES NO 10 marks 15 marks 25 marks
Science Walnut Special YES NO 10 marks 15 marks 25 marks
Marathi  Walnut Special NO NO     NO EXAM
Social Studies Walnut Special NO NO     NO EXAM

 

Written Exam duration : 30 minutes

Additional Subjects, No Exam

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

Std. 2
Subject Textbook Name Walmiki Test Bytes Written Homework Formative (Test Bytes, Orals etc)
Summative (Written exam) Quarterly Evaluation
English NCERT Marigold YES NO 10 marks 15 marks 25 marks
Mathematics Walnut Special YES NO 10 marks 15 marks 25 marks
Science Walnut Special YES NO 10 marks 15 marks 25 marks
Marathi Walnut Special NO NO     NO EXAM
Social Studies Walnut Special NO NO     NO EXAM

 

Written Exam duration : 30 minutes

Additional Subjects, No Exam

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

Std. 3
Subject Textbook Name Walmiki Test Bytes Daily Homework
(30 – 40 minutes)
Formative (Test Bytes, Orals etc)
Summative (Written exam) Quarterly Evaluation
English NCERT Marigold YES YES 10 marks 20 marks 30 marks
Mathematics Walnut Special YES YES 10 marks 20 marks 30 marks
Science Walnut Special YES YES 10 marks 20 marks 30 marks
Marathi Walnut Special YES YES 10 marks 20 marks 30 marks
Social Studies Walnut Special NO NO     NO EXAM
Hindi Walnut Special NO NO     NO EXAM

 

Written Exam duration : 45 minutes

Additional Subjects, No Written Exam

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

Std. 4
Subject Textbook Name Walmiki Test Bytes Daily Homework
(40 – 50 minutes)
Formative (Test Bytes, Orals etc)
Summative (Written exam) Quarterly Evaluation
English (Std. 4) NCERT Marigold
(Std. 5) NCERT Marigold
(Novel : Unit 3 and 4) The Diary of a Wimpy Kid : Cabin Fever (PDF)
YES YES 10 marks 30 marks 40 marks
Mathematics Walnut Special YES YES 10 marks 30 marks 40 marks
Science Walnut Special YES YES 10 marks 30 marks 40 marks
Marathi (Std. 5) SSC Sulabhbharati YES YES 10 marks 30 marks 40 marks
Social Studies Walnut Special NO NO     NO EXAM
Hindi Walnut Special NO NO     NO EXAM

 

Written Exam duration : 1 hour

Additional Subjects, No Written Exam

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

Std. 5
Subject Textbook Name Walmiki Test Bytes Daily Homework
(50 – 60 minutes)
Formative (Test Bytes, Orals etc)
Summative (Written exam) Quarterly Evaluation
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)
YES YES 10 marks 30 marks 40 marks
Mathematics (Std. 6) NCERT Mathematics YES YES 10 marks 30 marks 40 marks
Science (Std. 6) NCERT Science YES YES 10 marks 30 marks 40 marks
Marathi (Std. 6) SSC Sulabhbharati YES YES 10 marks 30 marks 40 marks
Hindi (Std. 6) NCERT Durva I NO NO 10 marks 30 marks 40 marks
Social : History Walnut Special NO NO     NO
Social : Geography (Std. 6) NCERT The Earth : Our Habitat
Social : Political Science (Std. 6) NCERT Social and Political Life – I
Social : Economics Walnut Special

 

Written Exam duration : 1 hour

Additional Subjects, No Written Exam

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

Std. 6
Subject Textbook Name Walmiki Test Bytes Daily Homework
(60 – 70 minutes)
Formative (Test Bytes, Orals etc)
Summative (Written exam) Quarterly Evaluation
English (Std. 7) NCERT Honeycomb
(Std. 7) NCERT An Alien Hand
(Novel : Unit 3 and 4) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (PDF)
YES YES 10 marks 40 marks 50 marks
Mathematics (Std. 6) NCERT Mathematics
(Std. 7) NCERT Mathematics
YES + Try a test (for Std. 7 lessons) YES 10 marks 40 marks 50 marks
Science (Std. 6) NCERT Science
(Std. 7) NCERT Science
YES YES 10 marks 40 marks 50 marks
Marathi (Std. 7) SSC Sulabhbharati YES YES 10 marks 40 marks 50 marks
Hindi (Std. 7) NCERT Durva II YES YES 10 marks 40 marks 50 marks
Social : History (Std. 6) NCERT Our Pasts – I
(Std. 7) NCERT Our Pasts – II
YES YES 10 marks 40 marks 50 marks
Social : Geography (Std. 7) NCERT Our Environment
Social : Political Science (Std. 7) NCERT Social and Political Life – II
Social : Economics Walnut Special

 

Written Exam duration : 1 hour 30 minutes

Additional Subjects, No Written Exam

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

Std. 7


Try-a-test : These are descriptive tests held in class after the chapter is over. Only for Math. 

Subject Textbook Name Walmiki Test Bytes Daily Homework
(70 – 80 minutes)
Formative (Test Bytes, Orals etc)
Summative (Written exam) Quarterly Evaluation
English (Std. 8) NCERT Honeydew
(Std. 8) NCERT It So Happened
(Novel : Unit 3 and 4) Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (PDF)
YES YES 10 marks 50 marks 60 marks
Mathematics (Std. 7) NCERT Mathematics
(Std. 8) NCERT Mathematics
YES + Try a test YES 10 marks 50 marks 60 marks
Science (Std. 7) NCERT Science
(Std. 8) NCERT Science
YES YES 10 marks 50 marks 60 marks
Marathi (Std. 8) SSC Sulabhbharati YES YES 10 marks 50 marks 60 marks
Hindi (Std. 8) NCERT Durva III YES YES 10 marks 50 marks 60 marks
Social : History Walnut Special YES YES 10 marks 50 marks 60 marks 
Social : Geography (Std. 8) Resources and Development
(Std. 9) NCERT Contemporary India – I
Social : Political Science (Std. 8) NCERT Social and Political Life – III
(Std. 9) NCERT Democratic Politics – I
Social : Economics Walnut Special

 

Written Exam duration : 2 hours

Additional Subjects, No Written Exam

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

Std. 8

At times there could also be some work that they have to do for mandatory submissions. Their Std 10 related tests and specific assignments have to be filed properly as these are a part of the internal assessment for the Std. 10 Board exam. 

Try-a-test : These are descriptive tests held in class after the chapter is over. Only for Math. 

Subject Textbook Name Walmiki Test Bytes Daily Homework
(80 – 90 minutes)
Formative (Test Bytes, Orals etc)
Summative (Written exam) Quarterly Evaluation
English (Std. 9) NCERT Beehive
(Std. 9) NCERT Moments
(Std. 10) NCERT First Flight
(Std. 10) NCERT Footprints Without Feet
YES YES 10 marks 60 marks 70 marks
Mathematics (Std. 8) NCERT Mathematics
(Std. 9) NCERT Mathematics
YES + Try a test YES 10 marks 60 marks 70 marks
Science (Std. 9) NCERT Science YES YES 10 marks 60 marks 70 marks
Marathi (Std. 9) SSC Aksharbharati YES YES 10 marks 60 marks 70 marks
Hindi (Std. 9) NCERT Sparsh I + Sanchayan I YES YES 10 marks 60 marks 70 marks
Social : History (Std. 9) NCERT India and the Contemporary World – I
(Std. 10) NCERT India and the Contemporary World – II
YES YES 10 marks 60 marks 70 marks
Social : Geography (Std. 9) NCERT Contemporary India – I
(Std. 10) NCERT Contemporary India – II
Social : Political Science (Std. 9) NCERT Democratic Politics – I
Social : Economics (Std. 9) NCERT Economics

 

Written Exam duration : 2 hours 15 minutes

Additional Subjects, No Written Exam

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

Std. 9

Homework : At times there could also be some work that they have to do for mandatory submissions. Their Std 10 related tests and specific assignments have to be filed properly as these are a part of the internal assessment for the Std. 10 Board exam. 

Try-a-test : These are descriptive tests held in class after the chapter is over. 

Subject Textbook Name Walmiki Test Bytes Try a Test Formative (Test Bytes + Submissions+ Try-a-test)
Summative (Written exam) Quarterly Evaluation
English (Std. 9) NCERT Beehive
(Std. 9) NCERT Moments
(Std. 10) NCERT First Flight
(Std. 10) NCERT Footprints Without Feet
YES YES 20 marks 80 marks 100 marks
Mathematics (Std. 9) NCERT Mathematics
(Std. 10) NCERT Mathematics
YES YES 20 marks 80 marks 100 marks
Science (Std. 10) NCERT Science YES YES 20 marks 80 marks 100 marks
Marathi (Std. 10) SSC Aksharbharati YES YES 20 marks 80 marks 100 marks
Social : History (Std. 10) NCERT India and the Contemporary World – II YES YES 20 marks 80 marks 100 marks
Social : Geography (Std. 10) NCERT Contemporary India – II
Social : Political Science (Std. 10) NCERT Democratic Politics – II
Social : Economics (Std. 10) NCERT Understanding Economic Development
Information Technology As per CBSE guidelines 20 marks 80 marks 100 marks

 

Written Exam duration : 3 hours

Additional Subjects, No Written Exam

Information Transfer, Hands-on Activity, Speaking and Debates, Theatre, Art, Sports, Mental Math, Strategic Thinking, General Knowledge

 

Std. 10

“STUDY HARD. THE BOARDS ARE COMING!”

Homework : 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. 

Try-a-test : These are descriptive tests held in class after the chapter is over. 

Subject Textbook Name Walmiki Test Bytes Try a Test Formative (Test Bytes + Submissions+ Try-a-test) Summative (Written exam) Quarterly Evaluation
English (Std. 10) NCERT First Flight
(Std. 10) NCERT Footprints Without Feet
YES YES 20 marks 80 marks 100 marks
Mathematics (Std. 10) NCERT Mathematics YES YES 20 marks 80 marks 100 marks
Science (Std. 10) NCERT Science YES YES 20 marks 80 marks 100 marks
Marathi (Std. 10) SSC Aksharbharati YES YES 20 marks 80 marks 100 marks
Social : History (Std. 10) NCERT India and the Contemporary World – II YES YES 20 marks 80 marks 100 marks
Social : Geography (Std. 10) NCERT Contemporary India – II
Social : Political Science (Std. 10) NCERT Democratic Politics – II
Social : Economics (Std. 10) NCERT Understanding Economic Development
Information Technology As per CBSE guidelines 20 marks 80 marks 100 marks

 

Written Exam duration : 3 hours

Std. 10 : Additional Subjects, No Written Exam

Information Transfer, Hands-on Activity, Speaking and Debates, Theatre, Art, Sports, Mental Math, Strategic Thinking, General Knowledge