6S Homework- The Memory Cage

 

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Today we started reading our literacy novel for this half term- The Memory Cage. Please answer the following questions based on the chapter and then pose some of your own questions for others to respond to. You have all shown a great interest in the book so far- I am looking forward to reading the rest of the book with you!

1. Why is chapter 1 called ‘Trying To Put it Put of My Mind’? (Explain your answer fully with reference to the text)

2. What do we learn about Leonard’s character in Chapter 1?

3. What do we learn about the relationship between Alex and his Grandad?

4. The last sentence on Chapter 1 reads ‘But nothing felt safe anymore.’ What do you think Alex meant by this? What does this suggest about what is going to happen next?

29 thoughts on “6S Homework- The Memory Cage

  1. I think its called trying to put it out of my mind is because maybe something bad happened and Alex wanted it to get rid of the thing that is is in his mind .

    we learn that lenoard is vey rude to alex because maybe hes been adopted.i also think lenoard is being really mean to alez is because hes jelous that alex and granddad have a strong relationship between them.

    we learn that alex really cares for granddad and about his health. we also learn that alex always trusts grandad and he’s the only one who can understand him.

    I think that pharse means that grandad might be sent to an old care home andleonard will keep on tourtring Alex and never leave him alone.

  2. Chapter 1 is called Trying To Put it Put of My Mind because it may mean that Alex is irritated from what Leonard said about him Grandad and so he is trying to put it out of his head.

    Leonard is a very nasty boy,grandson,son and brother. Leonard hates his adopted brother,Alex.He doesn’t want Alex in his family. He thinks he was hated by his mum and dad so they had adopted someone his age to love more.

    The relationship between Grandad and Alex is very strong. The more Alex loves Grandad and Grandad loves him,The stronger their relation gets.Alex hates it if Leonard talks bad about Grandad and Alex doesn’t want Grandad to get in trouble after the fire on the pillow.

    I think Alex is trying to say that if Grandad gets taken away then his life will be in danger as Leonard can maybe only be stopped in bullying by Grandad.
    :)

  3. I think its called Trying To Put it Put of My Mind because some thing is worrying Alex

    we learn that there brothers and do not get aong with each other

    we learn Alex and Grandad have special bond

    i think Alex meant that grandad might go to the care home and hes worried

  4. 1. chapter 1 is called ‘Trying To Put it Put of My Mind’ because he is trying to forget about when grandad put the pillow on fire.

    2.we learn that Leonard is nasty and mean to Alex. I think think that Leonard is jealous of Alex and his Grandad’s relationship thats why he is being nasty.

    3.We learn that Alex and his Grandad have a close relationship because they have a strong bond because Alex covers up for Grandad because of what he has done and that he can’t remember anything.

    • 4. i think ” but nothing felt safe anymore” suggests that grandad has a problem called enzyma which means he keeps forgetting things and that if mum or dad find out that he burned the pillow they will send him to a care home

  5. THE MEMORY CAGE!!!

    1:My opinion is that it is called’Trying to put it put out of my mind’because many times in the first chapterhe says trying to put it out of my mind.I also think that Alex did something he doesn’t want to talk about.

    2:I think that he is a spiteful aggressive,rude and jealous brother.I also think that he tries to get Alex into trouble by making him angry.These examples suggest that Leanard doesn’t really care about Alex at all.

    3:From what we’ve read we know that Alex and grandad have a very strong relationship.I think this is because grandad understands Alex more than anyone.

    4: a)I think Alex meant this because grandad may be sent to a care home because of his medical problem.b)He might die because of his illnesss.

    AALIAHKHAN:)

  6. 1.Why is chapter 1 called ‘Trying To Put it Put of My Mind’? (Explain your answer fully with reference to the text)
    I think its called that because Alex is trying to forget something that he saw or done.

    2.What do we learn about Leonard’s character in Chapter 1?
    I chapter 1 we learn that leornard does not like Alex.We also find out that Leornard does not care about his adopted brother Alex.

    3. What do we learn about the relationship between Alex and his Grandad?
    We learn that Grandpa and Alex have a strong relationship and that Alex feels comfortable around grandpa.

    4.The last sentence on Chapter 1 reads ‘But nothing felt safe anymore.’ What do you think Alex meant by this? What does this suggest about what is going to happen next?
    I think that Alex is really frightened that Grandad might get sent to care home

  7. THE MEMORY CAGE
    1 Chapter 1 is called trying to put it out of my mind because something might be worrying Alex and he cant take it out of his mind.

    2 We have learnt that leonard is upset that Alex has came into his family and is already very close to grandad this is something that leonard doesn’t like.

    3 The relationship of Grandpa and Alex is very strong and Alex very much looks out for grandad and covers him up for his mistakes.

    4 I think that grandad may be sent to a care home and Alex is going to try and stop this from occurring.

  8. 1. Why is chapter 1 called ‘Trying To Put it Put of My Mind’? (Explain your answer fully with reference to the text)
    I think it is called this because Alex is trying to forget something bad which has happened. It is referring to Grandad setting his pillow on fire and Alex can’t keep covering for him so he wants to forget about it.

    2. What do we learn about Leonard’s character in Chapter 1?
    In chapter 1, we learn that Leonard is quite rude and mean to Alex and it might be because Alex is adopted. I also think that Leonard is jealous of Alex and his Grandad’s relationship therefore he is being nasty.

    3. What do we learn about the relationship between Alex and his Grandad?
    We learn that Alex and his Grandad have a close relationship because they both care for each other and Alex feels that Grandad is the only one who understands him. They also have a strong bond due to the fact Alex covers up for Grandad because he cares for him.

    4. The last sentence on Chapter 1 reads ‘But nothing felt safe anymore.’ What do you think Alex meant by this? What does this suggest about what is going to happen next?
    I think this phrase suggests that something is wrong with Grandad, like he has dementia, and he might get taken away into a care home. I also think that if Grandad keeps doing things like setting his pillow on fire him and Alex could get in serious trouble.

    By Aishah Hussain :)

  9. 1.Alex is worried about Grandad been taking away because they both have a strong realatiship.

    2.In the chapter one we learn that Leonard is bullying his young brother who is Alex.

    3.We learn that there realatiship is strong and Alex forgives what Grandad does.Also promised that he want tell anyone.

    4.I think it means that Grandad did something and might get taking away from him.

  10. 1.Alex is worried if his grandad is going to be taken to a old peoples home.

    2.Leornard is Alex’s big brother and he is bullying him.

    3.Alex has a strong relationship with his grandad.The reason why i think this is because he tells everything to his grandad.this suggests he likes his grandad the most out of his family.

    4.I think Alex is grandad thinks he is going to be taken to a old peoples house and he does not want that to happen.

  11. 1. it means his trying to forget something.
    2.Leonard is his Alex’s big brother and his very mean to Alex.
    3.they how very strong relationship between them.
    4.Alex is trying to say that it’s not safe in they house.

  12. Q1) The heading of chapter 1 is called ‘Trying To Put it Put of My Mind’ because Alex might seen something that nobodies seen and tries to get it out of his mind.

    Q2) We learn that Leonard is mean to Alex and Alex doesn’t like it, also we learn that Leonard might be spying on Granddad and Alex because he knows what happened last night.

    Q3) We learn that Granddad and Alex have a very strong relationship.

    Q4) When Alex said that But nothing felt safe anymore suggests that because of his Granddads disability he doesn’t think he’s safe. This suggests that something bad is going to happen or granddad might get sent to the care home.

    BILAL.HUSSAIN. :) :) :)

  13. The memory cage

    1.It’s called ‘Trying To Put it Put of My Mind?’ because Alex might be hiding something or makes the reader want to find out.
    2.Leonard is a bully to him and doesn’t like him.
    3.The relationship between them is very strong and they can only trust together.
    4.The phrase‘But nothing felt safe anymore’ suggests that grandad is going to old people’s home and has no one to trust.

  14. 1)I think that Chapter 1 is called ‘Trying To Get It Out Of My Mind’ because there might be something that Alex is making a hard time trying to ‘get out of his mind.’In the text Alex is saying things that imply to me that he is bothered by something he is making an effort not to thing about.

    2) Leonard is a mean and nasty carachter. This is shown through his actions (sticking out tounge,grins) and his words.

    3)I think that Alex and his Grandad have a very strong bond.This is shown to me by the way they act around each other and how long they can spend together.

    4) I think that Alex meant that that his family are in danger and that they are at risk and are suffering from something that has had an effect on Alexs family.

    Muryam 6S :) :) :)

  15. 1. Chapter 1 is called “trying to put it put out of my mind”because he might have a secret that he doesn’t want anyone else to know.

    2.We learn that that Leonard’s character is quite mean as he always picks on Alex.

    3.The relationship between Alex and his Grandad is quite strong as Alex says that Grandad understands everything. Alex also looks after Grandad more than anyone else.

    4.This suggests that Grandad may be taken to a care home because he set his pillow on fire last night and that he keeps on forgetting things.

  16. 1.chapter 1 is called “trying to put it out of my mind” because it is telling the reader that somebody is trying to put something out there mind which they dislike.
    2.the chapter tells the reader that Leonard is a bully to Alex and his younger sibling.
    3.the relationship between Alex and his granddad in chapter one is that Alex likes his granddad the most in his family and he doesn’t want his granddad to leave him.
    4.alex said this because something bad might happened and they might have to leave there home or Alex’s granddad might have to leave.

  17. 1)Chapter 1is called ‘trying to put it put out of my mind ‘ because something is bothering Alex and he’s trying to forget that but he can’t.

    2) we learn that Alex’s brother is Leonard . Leonard is mean and he doesn’t get along with his brother Alex.

    3) The relationship between Grandad and Alex is strong and Alex cares about his Grandad

    4) I think that Alex means that something is going to happen to Grandad and he might be sent somewhere. :)

  18. 1. Why is chapter 1 called ‘Trying To Put it out of My Mind’?
    I think it is called trying to put it out of my mind because maybe there is a secret that Alex has and he does not want anyone to know about it.

    2. What do we learn about Leonard’s character in Chapter 1?
    That he does not really care about his step-brother Alex. His character shows that he is quite aggresive and rude towards Alex.

    3. What do we learn about the relationship between Alex and his Grandad?
    The realationship between Alex and his Grandad is that Alex is the only one that takes his time to care about Grandad and that Grandad is very grateful of what his grandson Alex is doing.

    4. The last sentence on Chapter 1 reads ‘But nothing felt safe anymore.’ What do you think Alex meant by this? What does this suggest about what is going to happen next?
    Alex meant that everything in his life has all been muddled with his brother drowing and the fact that Grandad might be going off to an old peoples home. I think that Grandads problem with his memory may become worse and he might have to go off to the old peoples home, this will result in Alex being left with this family that does not understand were he is coming from.

  19. 1. Why is chapter 1 called ‘Trying To Put it Put of My Mind’?(Explain your answer fully with reference to the text)
    chapter 1 is called ‘Trying To Put it Put of My Mind’ because maybey something happened to him or his family and he still has it on the top of his mind.
    2. What do we learn about Leonard’s character in Chapter 1?
    we learn that leaonard is mean and moody !!
    3. What do we learn about the relationship between Alex and his Grandad?
    grandad and alex has a very strong relationship because of the evidence used in the story.
    4. The last sentence on Chapter 1 reads ‘But nothing felt safe anymore.’ What do you think Alex meant by this? What does this suggest about what is going to happen next?
    I thing grandad might have cancer or will go somewher else

    keeleigh 6s :)

  20. THE MEMORY CAGE!
    1. The writer is trying to say that something is worrying him.
    2.In chapter 1 we find out that Leonard is Alex’s older brother who does not get on with Alex. Leonard is mean to Alex.
    3.We find out that Alex and his grandad get on with each other really well and they have a really strong relationship
    4. Alex said that nothing is going to be the same he said that because his grandad might have to go to an Elderly centre and he will never see Alex again!

  21. 1.The author called chapter 1 ‘Trying To Put it Put of My Mind’ because Alex must’ve seen or done something that he didn’t want to happen and maybe it’s been bothering him for a long time. Another reason why the writer called the chapter this could be because from what I have read so far I think that only Granddad and Alex are related?
    2. This chapter tells us that Leonard is a boy who only likes to irritate and be a nasty big brother to Alex.
    3. Granddad and Alex have a very strong relationship You can see this because it seems as though everyone else are in their own little world and Alex and Granddad are in another world together.
    4. I think it means that maybe Granddad has a disease (he has a risk of dying?) or Granddad needs to go and Alex will be left alone? I think Alex will try to stop this.

    Thank you for reading!
    Haniyah Raja 6S! :)

  22. 1.The writer is saying that there is something in the bothering the boy, and he can’t make it stop.
    2.The chapter tells us that Leonard is a cruel and harsh boy, who hates his brother.
    3.They have a strong relationship, but it is being torn apart by Leonard.
    4.Alex meant that his grandfather was going to move to an elder centre and this suggests that Alex might never see him again.

  23. 1. Because they tryed to remember it .
    2. In the first paragraph we learn that Lenard’s is Alex big brother and hes a bit mean to Alex
    3. The relationship between Alex and Grandam is granddad is a bit greedy but he loves Alex so much anyway.
    4. Alex meant this because they are not very safe and they want to live some where else i truly believe that they want to live in town or a large house .
    :)

  24. 1.because people put thing in there mind but they can’t take someone or something out of there mind.
    2.
    Lenard’s is Alex big brother and he is a bit mean.
    3.the relationship between Alex and Grandam is granddad is a bit selfish but he loves Alex like he is Alex father.
    4.when Alex says nothing is safe anymore he means that he and his family are in danger.I think that Alex and his family will go somewhere,buy a new house or leave the city. :)

  25. THE MEMORY CAGE
    1. Chapter 1 is called ”Trying to put it put out of my mind”
    This is called like this because it might tell us to make an effort to stop thinking about someone or something.
    2. miss i forgot the second answer to the second question
    3. The relationship between Grandad and Alex is that they are like brothers and grandad loves him very much.
    4. Alex meant this because they are not safe and they want to live somewhere else what i think happens next will be that they might dicide to go to another city country or another town , house

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